Since a small farm on the fynbos slopes overlooking South Africa’s Walker Bay was purchased in 1991, through a combination of hard work, enthusiasm, vision and strong family cooperation, the Lutzeyers have turned the reserve into a world leader in progressive luxury tourism, transforming the lives of community members and preserving 2500 hectares of botanical and wildlife treasures.
Where is Grootbos Located?
Less than two hours’ drive from Cape Town and an hour’s drive from where the warm Indian Ocean and the cold Atlantic meet – close to the southernmost tip of a continent filled to the brim with natural beauty, the warmest people and the most exceptional experiences.
Grootbos may be an unforgettable destination but the journey there is an experience in its own right. You will marvel at dramatic unspoilt views, stop in at some unique attractions and absorb all the exquisite natural beauty that surrounds you.
What is the Grootbos Accommodation like?
Meander through an ancient Milkwood forest, soak up the beauty of the fynbos or admire dramatic mountain and sea views as you wind your way towards your private Villa. All of the accommodation at Grootbos has been designed to complement the pristine natural setting, while never compromising on style or luxury.
The two private villas are the last word in secluded luxury, offering unforgettable experiences to discerning guests. With intuitive service provided by your own private chef, butler and nature guides, your every need will be met in a home-away-from-home environment of unsurpassed quality.
With its heavy wooden beams and homely feel, the Garden Lodge reception area, pool and restaurant is a relaxing setting for those who enjoy a traditional aesthetic. Your breath will be taken by the magnificent view of Walker Bay at its front door.
The contemporary design and décor of Forest Lodge could place it in any of the top cities in the world. But nowhere else would you be able to enjoy one of the world’s most biodiverse landscapes, the changing colours in the southern sky and the occasional little buck that comes feeding nearby.
What Activities are Available at Grootbos?
The collection of curated experiences at Grootbos is inspired by the pristine surroundings and has conservation and community at its core. These include: