Hotels Grootbos Private Nature Reserve

Gansbaai, South Africa

Luxury Travel Redefined


About Grootbos Private Nature Reserve

Set on a hillside overlooking the dunes of the seasonal whale-watching center of Walker Bay, this property encompasses two lodges and a six-room and a four-room villa. The family-friendly Garden Lodge has 11 freestanding suites arrayed about the stone-and-timber main building with a cozy indoor-outdoor restaurant, lounge, library, terrace and pool area. The Contemporary Forest Lodge includes a restaurant, an infinity pool and 16 stand-alone suites with fireplaces, four-poster canopy beds and private wooden decks. The restaurant serves exceptional food, with daily changing menus. Activities offered include 4WD safari excursions on the reserve, horseback riding and aerial and boat tours of the bay. Children under the age of 12 are not permitted in the Forest Lodge.

Read the full review from our editors.