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Grootbos prides itself upon its enviable location surrounded by nature & pristine plantations providing the ultimate in rural luxury. Ecologically elegant, this paradise, translates as 'Big Forests', is a masterpiece in eco-design. We love their commitment to conservation and sustainability - a stay here, therefore will not only leave you with lasting memories but you will leave a legacy within the community.

Grootbos, Hermanus

27 Rooms & Suites

Setting the scene

Sat between the roaring ocean and the marvellous mountains, Grootbos boasts dramatic scenery from its peaceful, tranquil setting amongst the ancient Milkwood Forests. The result is sensational. A fine example of responsible tourism, the hotel is so much more than just luxurious accommodation offering eco-adventures. The suites and lodges are ingeniously designed to show off the pure beauty of this fine part of the world. They project the enchanting atmosphere and invite their guests to relax & rejuvenate in perfect harmony with nature.


The accommodation comprises of 27 suites & lodges and a separate standalone 6 suite villa. From both inside and out, the accommodation is an elegant, contemporary design with rich & warm interiors. Every one of the rooms offers separate sitting areas with fireplace and each option with their own private wooden decks enjoying spectacular panoramic views. All positioned in the direction of the sunsets, thus provide the perfect spot for a Sundowner. Their Villa heralds a new level of luxury with your own personal butler, chef and guide you will truly not want for anything at this secluded, exclusive property.


Executive Chef Duane Lewis's reputation precedes him, and we can see just why; it is an absolute treat to sample his work. Dine inside or out at the Garden Restaurant and enjoy ultra modern African surroundings. The Red Indigo Restaurant has a natural and earthy feel, yet holds onto the luxury feel that resonates throughout the resort. The cuisine is international and provides a complex yet thrilling menu that is constantly evolving and always taking giant steps in innovation and creativity.


Sooth yourself in ideal surroundings under the close guidance of esteemed professionals of their trade, whatever time of day, whatever part of the body, it's available here at Grootbos's spa. Guided tours and adventures around the stunning local area are available including activities such as coastal walks, tours, whale watching and horse riding - fun for all ages. The Overberg is also known for its several wine suppliers so you'll be in exceptional company to learn about the New World wine of the area.


Families with young children feel incredibly at home here - so much so that they tend to regularly come back for more. The size, service and design of the suites and lodges make it an ideal venue for a rural family holiday. The activities that the hotel can arrange are bountiful; so pick and mix as you wish and enjoy professional guidance, for both safe and serious enjoyment!


It is less than a 2 hour drive from Cape Town international Airport.



  • £395pp in low season
  • £680pp in high season
  • 3 nights full-board in a Garden Lodge Classic Suite

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