Grootbos Forest Lodge

South Africa’s premier marina and flora destination is set among the fynbos and ancient milkwood trees with breath-taking views of Walker Bay, frequented by hundreds of whales in Season (typically June – November).

Grootbos is home to 2 Lodges: Forest Lodge, with its fresh, contemporary style and spectacular sea views is ideally suited to couples and groups of friends.

Activities include guided walks, whale watching and horse rides before returning to your luxurious but cosy suite.

Facilities & Activities

An expansive itinerary of guided excursions are available, by foot, horse and four-wheel drive vehicle amongst the surrounding indigenous ‘fynbos’, ancient Milkwood Forest and breath-taking local coastline. For an additional charge boat trips can also be taken to Dyer Island to see Cape Fur seals and African penguins. The best land based whale-watching in the world can be enjoyed from the lodge itself (complete with telescopes in the bar!) or take a boat trip for closer sightings (charge applies).

In addition to dining areas, the main lodge features a bar and lounge area. There is a stunning infinity pool with far reaching views to Walker Bay. A Spa for Massages and beauty treatments is available at an additional charge.

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Guests delight in an excellent five-course dinner specialising in seafood and local produce which is served in the restaurant with views over stunning bay. An extensive menu is offered for breakfast and a Mediterranean-style lunch can also be served out on the terrace.



Freestanding Luxury Suites carefully embedded in the ancient Milkwood forest feature a spacious bedroom with en suite bathroom, separate lounge with tea & coffee making facilities, minibar, cosy fireplace and Smart TV for in-room entertainment. The spacious suites open out onto a private deck with outside shower overlooking Walker Bay. Natural textures and colours bring the harmony of nature into your suite and spacious, finely appointed bathrooms complete the feeling of complete luxury.

Forest Lodge consists of Luxury Suites (75 – 85 square metres) and Luxury Pool Suites (85 – 90 square metres) which feature the addition of a private plunge pool.

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Children under 12 are not accepted at Forest Lodge, but are warmly welcomed at Garden Lodge.


Grootbos is a world leader in sustainable tourism and has been awarded the highest international accolades possible, making them one of only a handful of lodges to do so. The Grootbos Foundation was set up in 2003 as a non-profit organisation that would work to conserve the critically endangered fynbos, while also focusing on the training and skills development of the surrounding communities.


Just over 2 hours drive East of Cape Town, en route to the Garden Route, Grootbos is centred in the heart of the Cape’s abundant sea, floral and wildlife landscapes.

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