Fodor's Expert Review Grootbos Private Nature Reserve

R43, Gansbaai, Western Cape, 7225, South Africa Fodor's Choice

A 30-minute drive from Hermanus, this luxury lodging sits on 2,500 acres overlooking Walker Bay. Privacy is paramount in the soothing suites, which have fireplaces, sunken bathtubs, and private sundecks opening onto mountains as far as the eye can see. Rates include breakfast, lunch, and a five-course dinner, plus activities such as horseback riding and trips to a nearby coastal cave. Children will delight in the playground, petting zoo, and treasure hunts at the reserve. 

PROS

  • A strong commitment to conserving nature
  • Secluded natural surroundings
  • Lots of activities

CONS

  • You'll need a few days to experience it all
  • Not much to do on rainy days
  • A little pricey

QUICK FACTS

Resort
Family
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HOTEL INFO

Phones: 028-384–8053

HOTEL DETAILS

27 suites
Rate Includes: All-Inclusive