So complex is Grootbos Forest Lodge that one might consider it a destination of its own. Hidden amid 3,500ha of pristine fynbos (a type of vegetation indigenous to the Cape and surrounds) and on a private reserve overlooking Walker Bay, guests can spend days exploring without leaving the property.
Grootbos Nature Reserve houses more than 650 species of indigenous plants: huge stands of extravagant proteas paint the hillsides while fynbos bulbs rise from the ashes and burst into flower after fire has occurred. After you’ve had your fill of guided nature walks, birding, horse riding and flower safaris, look to the coast for cave tours, shark cage diving and whale watching. Back at the lodge, indulge in a treatment at the on-site spa.
The 16 Luxury Suites are elegant, complete with sea views and perfect for a romantic getaway. Design is contemporary and uncluttered with large glass windows allowing ample light to highlight the floral motifs. For ultimate opulence, select a Luxury Pool Suite with a private plunge pool from which to admire the view. End your day on the balcony watching the sun sink into the sea beyond the rolling greenery before savouring a five-course dinner.