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    Grootbos Private Nature Reserve

    | R43 Between Stanford and Gansbaai, Grootbos Private Nature Reserve 7220, South Africa
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    “forest lodge” (146 reviews)
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    Reviewed 27 April 2015

    We absolutely loved our stay at Grootbos. We are a lively family with a 6 year old, 3 year old and a 9 month old. Each of us felt that things had been done especially for us. We were whisked up into their care as...More

    Thank TheVerekers
    Response from YolandeCoetzer, Manager at Grootbos Private Nature ReserveResponded 7 May 2015

    Dear Carol V Thank you for your Trip Advisor review. We are delighted that you and your family enjoyed your stay with us, more importantly that your children left educated on the wonderful Fynbos biome and the various activities and social projects we are involved...More

    Reviewed 23 April 2015

    I stayed at Grootbos Forest Lodge for 2 nights in April, and it perfect in every single way. The location is stunning. The suites are huge, with stunning views and a beautiful decor. The staff went out of their way to be helpful. I arrived...More

    Thank Rebecca P
    Response from SeanIngles, General Manager at Grootbos Private Nature ReserveResponded 24 April 2015

    Dear RebeccaP Thank you for your review. I'm touched that you realised the overall impact that Grootbos has on the surrounding community! We've just been voted by CNN as one of the "Best Eco-lodges in Africa". We are thrilled with the achievement as it really...More

    Reviewed 16 April 2015 via mobile

    This carefully managed and intelligently conceived lodge met all our expectations. We were greeted by friendly and informative staff and escorted to spacious, private and well appointed accommodations overlooking the magnificent vistas of the precious fynbos above Walker Bay. This premier property is enviably located...More

    Thank Moonshadower
    Response from SeanIngles, General Manager at Grootbos Private Nature ReserveResponded 24 April 2015

    Dear Moonshadower What a beautifully written review- THANK YOU! You've touched on so many elements of what the overall Grootbos experience is all about. I hope you'll return someday soon to continue enjoying the natural magnificence and equally magnificent wines from the area! Best Regards...More

    Reviewed 5 April 2015 via mobile

    This is a tranquil place that makes a person feel at home but with 5 star treatment. Our host, Jackie really made sure we enjoyed our stay. Jo took us on the 4x4 drive and the Milkwood forest walk. She really knows her plants! To...More

    1  Thank Lundi M
    Response from SeanIngles, General Manager at Grootbos Private Nature ReserveResponded 11 April 2015

    Dear LundiM You seemed to have had a wonderful time with us and certainly packed with different experiences. Thank you for letting us know that you enjoyed it so much. I'll be sure to pass your feedback on to Jackie, Jo, Christoff and Michelle! Best...More

    Reviewed 5 April 2015

    Incredible guest quarters, with large balconies looking onto green and ocean vistas, fireplaces and excellent staff. Our suite was 21, which is near the Reception and restaurant, but far enough away to feel enchanted with each walk to dine or have a drink. So many...More

    Thank BillBoyd46
    Response from SeanIngles, General Manager at Grootbos Private Nature ReserveResponded 11 April 2015

    Dear BillBoyd46 It was our pleasure having you to stay with us. Thank you for your review. The summer months are now behind us and the prickly Autumn has crept in. We look forward to lighting the fires in the lodge and bring on the...More

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