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Hermanus, South Africa

Stay at Grootbos Private Nature Reserve

Just two hours from the delights of Cape Town, with panoramic views and tucked between mountains, forest and sea, this breathtaking eco-reserve combines ultimate luxury with top-notch sustainability credentials. Set in 2,500 hectares of wilderness, on the iconic rolling fynbos slopes, this retreat offers sleek contemporary design and the opportunity to discover flora, wildlife and marine life alike.

Offering freestanding suites and private villas, accommodation is secluded and tranquil, with many opportunities to enjoy sweeping views of the bay. Private decks are the perfect spot to take an outdoor rainshower or soak up the African sunset with an award-winning South African wine in hand.

Explore the private reserve with an endless number of activities for all ages, such as horseriding through the fynbos or a gentle canter over the dunes and along the sandy stretch of Walker Bay coastline.

Spot the Southern Right whales as they come into the bay each year to mate and calf, or head out on a boat for more whale watching and the chance to see the marine Big Five. Discover unique flora on a botanical safari, join the birdwatching experts, explore pre-historic caves or just relax with a pampering spa treatment.

The philosophy of the team at Grootbos goes beyond just preserving the surrounding environment of pristine wilderness. They are committed to researching, innovating and pioneering, with community projects and protecting species under the threat of extinction. During your time here, you can learn more about their responsible projects and take the time to immerse yourself in the environment.


  • Swimming pool
  • Spa
  • Lounge


Call +44 (0)203 137 1247

Call +1 (800) 635 8124

Missy & Harry

Absolutely amazing holiday. Garonga is heaven! We did everything possible and our guide was brilliant and hilarious. I can definitely recommend True Travel for their excellent advice and professionalism – they clearly are very knowledgeable about where they send their clients and made sure we had a worry-free holiday that perfectly suited us. We were particular grateful for the collection off our flight and help onto our transfer in Johannesburg, which included a very nifty queue jump due to their reputation!

Independent guest reviews

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A very high standard of five-star properties, with top-notch service and a wide range of amenities and experiences ensuring an unforgettable stay.


These four to five-star accommodations offer the high level of service that our team look always look for, with a range of facilities on offer.


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These properties won't necessarily offer all of the typical luxurious facilities, but will always provide memorable experiences, from camping out in the bush to climbing up to a treehouse.

Grootbos pool
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