Grootbos Lodges starting at 185 Actual rate may vary based on seasonality and availability.

Grootbos Lodges

Buitekant St

PO Box 148

Gansbaai 7220, South Africa

“I have a dream and dreams sometimes do become reality. For all of us it is hard to believe, when you now stand on the terrace of the Lodge and marvel at the beautiful indigenous gardens, that several years ago had been a tatty building site” Michael Lutzeyer owner and General Manager of Grootbos Private Nature Reserve


The expertly designed green lodges offer breathtaking views and convenient access to the truly superb natural spaces that surround it. Be part of an once-in-a-lifetime experience at Grootbos Private Nature Reserve!

When world-renowned British conservationist David Bellamy says: "The best example of conservation of biodiversity I have ever seen - Grootbos says it with flowers" then one knows that he has discovered a truly exceptional nature destination.

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  • Gourmet cuisine that is crafted from the finest and freshest local ingredients, including seafood specialties and excellent South African wines.
  • One can experience a fusion of culinary delights and an unforgettable combination of hospitality, friendship and professionalism while marvelling at mesmerizing views of Walker Bay.
  • Eco-friendly vacation in one of the best green hotels in South Africa
Green Pearls® Score for Grootbos Lodges

environmental protection

being local - authentic experiences

giving back

cultural commitment

Rooms & Amenities

  • Forest Lodge:
    Fresh fruit basket in suite daily, a cozy Fireplace, Air-conditioning, outside shower, under floor heating, free WIFi, freestanding DVD Player & Satellite, TV, Mini bar
  • Garden Lodge:
    Romantic canopy beds, spacious en suite bathrooms, mini bar, tea-coffe maschine, wooden desks with gorgeous view

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The Story of Michael Lutzeyer

In May 1991, when first coming to Grootbos, the incredible view of Walker Bay and the distant Cape of Good Hope overwhelmed me from the first second.  I set foot on my potential property. The stunning natural surroundings with blossoms shining in their most brilliant colours, green fynbos bushes and old Milkwood trees gave me the feeling that here I was part of paradise.

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