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Grootbos Forest Lodge

Grootbos Forest Lodge

Grootbos Forest Lodge, along with its sister Grootbos Garden Lodge and Grootbos Villa, is nestled on the Grootbos Private Nature Reserve overlooking the Atlantic Ocean and Overberg Mountains. The reserve is a hidden gem in South Africa’s premier marine and floral destination. Anyone interested in the unique and varied Cape floral kingdom (known as “fynbos”) will not want to miss a visit here.

Grootbos Forest Lodge is beautiful and sophisticated, constructed using local sandstone and sustainably harvested timber. The result is a lodge that seems very much at home here in the fynbos realm. Guests will find accommodation in sixteen elegant suites. Fireplaces and romantic canopy beds are standard, as are spacious en-suite bathrooms with double showers and/or baths.

Activities at Grootbos are spectacular and unique, including boat-based whale watching. The native marine life includes Southern Right Whales and the other four members of the Cape’s “big 5”: dolphin, African Penguin, Cape Fur Seal, and Great White Shark.

Due to the region’s remarkable and unique flora, a “flower safari” is a must. Whether via 4x4 or on foot, it is difficult to wrap your mind around the variety and beauty of the over 750 fynbos species. There is the potential that you will encounter hundreds of bird species including the previously endangered blue crane.

For the avid beachgoers, there are nine miles of pristine coastline. Additionally, Grootbos Nature Reserve has sixteen well-trained horses on which even the novice will be comfortable. There a number of excellent wine estates in the region, and wine tours will give you the opportunity to taste a number of award-winning wines, possibly even convincing you to take some home.

Dining at Grootbos Forest Lodge is at Red Indigo where the emphasis is on fresh local ingredients including freshly caught fish, succulent meat, and fresh produce, all paired with delicious South African wines.

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