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Grootbos Private Nature Reserve

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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

Reviewed 26 March 2015

Brilliant top hotel/location in 2200 hectares of wilderness overlooking the atlantic. Top personal service, many different activities and tours available, exceptional food, offer white shark viewing in cage nearby which is greaty recommended, candle-light dinner, nice massage centre, horse riding, massage availableMore

Thank 320williamtrip
Response from SeanIngles, General Manager at Grootbos Private Nature ReserveResponded 27 March 2015

Dear 320williamtrip I'm so happy to hear that there were so many elements of your stay that you enjoyed. Thank you for your review. It's a wonderful affirmation for us to receive this positive feedback and well continue to strive for service excellence in all...More

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US$ 824 - US$ 1,188 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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Yes they provide you with bottled water. Did not drink the tab water either. It's a wonderful place ! Charly
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