Pristine Botanical Paradise
The 2500 hectare Grootbos Private Nature Reserve is a jewel in the crown of the Cape Floral Kingdom offering guests a complete immersion into the wondrous and magnificent world of fynbos.
The rolling hills, mountains and valleys of Grootbos are home to a wide variety of fynbos types as well as pockets of afromontane and ancient milkwood forests. The air is filled with the sweet, heady scent of seasonal flowers; the landscape sings with the sound of a million insects and birds; and the vast sky puts on an ever-changing display of colour and light.
An extensive fifteen-year survey of the fynbos at Grootbos has revealed a remarkable 765 plant species, 100 of which are endangered and 6 of which are completely new to science! Four of these new species are known to exist only within the confines of the reserve. This survey, possibly the longest of its kind, has resulted in the publication of a comprehensive Field Guide to the Flora of Grootbos and the Walker Bay region.
The Forest Lodge is Inspired by Nature's Perfect Design and is a masterpiece of sophisticated contemporary design reflecting the breathtaking natural beauty of the surrounding landscape.
The 16 freestanding luxury suites are carefully embedded in the ancient Milkwood forest, accessed via an enchanted cobbled pathway beneath the forest canopy. Each suite is stylishly furnished to provide an exquisite blend of aesthetic beauty and supreme comfort. Cosy fireplaces, luxurious canopy beds and spacious bathrooms make this the ultimate romantic getaway. Large glass doors flood the space with natural light and open out onto spacious wooden decks perched over the forest canopy. Despite the perfect comfort and elegance, the panoramic views of mountain and sea steal the show and humble even the most extravagant of luxuries.