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Reviewed 6 days ago NEWvia mobile

We visited Grootbos over the weekend of 18-20 March 2017. What an awesome find! The service was fantastic, food really great, accommodation and views 1st .class I can really recommend Grootbos as a great SA venue in the Western Cape to visit.

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Cape Town
Reviewed 1 week ago

My husband brought us here for our first anniversary. It's been a "bucket list" place for me and it exceeded every expectation! Celebrating nature, luxurious accommodation and services, delicious food and wine, attentive staff - it lacks nothing. The view from the bath and outdoor showers are incredible. Can't wait to go back!

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Cornwall, United Kingdom
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Our eigth trip to this beautiful country, but first time at Grootbos. What we hadn't appreciated was the strong relationship with The Eden Project. We learned so much about the local environment, the local community and what Michael and his team do for both. We stayed at Forest Lodge, amazing room, spectacular views and great service. Also took advantage of...

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SeanIngles, General Manager at Grootbos Private Nature Reserve, responded to this review

Dear Hobins4 I'm so glad you finally made it to Grootbos! We were only to happy to show you our community upliftment projects and some of the many activities we offer showcasing the beauty of our area. South Africa is certainly a unique destination and it's wonderful to know that after 8 visits, you can still find something new to...

Nottingham, United Kingdom
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We were in "The Villa" which is superficially very smart but at £4000 ....yes four thousand pounds ...PER ROOM !!! for a two night stay it's a complete nonsense In a remote setting surrounded by bush land with distant sea views it makes for a very uninteresting location in this country that is renowned for its beauty Although it was...

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SeanIngles, General Manager at Grootbos Private Nature Reserve, responded to this review

Dear AdamsHill We are obviously very distressed to see that you found your stay with us at our exclusive Villa to be so disappointing that you rated us "terrible". Having personally met with you on your first night to "check in" and following up with the Villa Manager and all the staff that looked after you during your time here,...

Cardiff, United Kingdom
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Perfect location, perfect service, a trip to remember. Loved the room, the view was incredible and we had wildlife coming up to our decking (deer and a harmless mole snake who was sunbathing!). Hopefully get the chance to go back and experience it all over again.

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SeanIngles, General Manager at Grootbos Private Nature Reserve, responded to this review

Dear 686caroline I'm delighted to hear that you enjoyed your stay with us and that you had some interesting interactions with the wildlife here. This certainly adds to the overall experience. We hope to see you back soon! Regards Sean

London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

who would believe it - someone who almost never returns to the same place twice, my wife and i just returned for our FIFTH stay at Grootbos. Given we took a small baby with us, we stayed at the Garden Lodge, having stayed previously at Forest Lodge (no children under 16 in Forest). I just find it hard to fault...

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SeanIngles, General Manager at Grootbos Private Nature Reserve, responded to this review

Dear Charlie We miss you already! We so enjoyed meeting young Hugo and can't wait to see him grow at each of your future visits! It was, as always, a pleasure having you and your family to stay. We can't wait to show you some more whales in October (holding thumbs!). Regards Sean

Columbus, Ohio
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The level of service is very high and accommodations are quite luxurious, but I felt like it was a bit overpriced. The highlight of our stay was our room, which was a private cottage with sitting room with fireplace, bedroom, and very nice bathroom. There are beautiful views of the bay from the deck of the cottage. The food was...

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SeanIngles, General Manager at Grootbos Private Nature Reserve, responded to this review

Dear MidwestMaven 14 Thank you for your comments. I'm delighted to see that you enjoyed your time with us. Grootbos' offering is quite unique in that there are so many activities on offer, we sometimes think that we should cut back on these. We then turn to our guests for guidance and we are always amazed that people enjoy being...

Reviewed 16 February 2017 via mobile

Could not recommend more highly. A dream place to stay. Superb staff, fabulous food and a second to none view. If you want a country location within 1.5 hours of Cape Town this is it. Hermanus is very close for whale watching and Gansbaai is for shark watching!

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SeanIngles, General Manager at Grootbos Private Nature Reserve, responded to this review

Hi Julia We greatly appreciate your very positive review. THANK YOU. I hope we'll see you back here again. Regards Sean

Reviewed 15 February 2017 via mobile

We stayed for two nights and Grootbos during our stay in South Africa. It was magical from the first minute we arrived at the property. We stayed at the Garden house with our son and can not say anything negative about the property. Amazing amazing amazing

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SeanIngles, General Manager at Grootbos Private Nature Reserve, responded to this review

Dear CHmalek I'm so glad to hear that you enjoyed your stay. Adriaan is already missing your son! We are thrilled that he had so much fun. I hope we'll see you back again with the new addition to the family. Regards Sean

Cape Town Central, South Africa
Reviewed 6 February 2017

It is very difficult to put down in words what you actually experience when visiting Grootbos Private Nature Reserve. It is as if all the elements just come together and then you experience this in luxury in a natural enviroment. Excellent, efficient and very friendly service coupled with food and beverages that will melt your tastebuds. A must visit on...

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SeanIngles, General Manager at Grootbos Private Nature Reserve, responded to this review

Dear Werner Thank you for this great review! It was our pleasure having you. I hope we'll see you back here with your family soon... Regards Sean

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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Grootbos, with its two 5-star luxury lodges is spectacularly situated on the fynbos and forest clad hills overlooking the whale-watching haven of Walker Bay. Grootbos has carved a unique niche in the upmarket eco-lodge sector by specializing in the Cape region of South Africa’s world-renowned flora and marine biodiversity. This multi-award winning reserve is home to more than 740 different plant species, offers warm hospitality, excellent cuisine, fine wines and is a nature lover’s paradise. ... more   less 

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Address: | R43 Between Stanford and Gansbaai, Grootbos Private Nature Reserve 7220, South Africa
Region: South Africa > Western Cape > Grootbos Private Nature Reserve
Price Range: €641 - €984 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:5 star — Grootbos Private Nature Reserve 5*
Number of rooms: 27
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