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Grootbos Nature Reserve

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2 outdoor pools
2 outdoor pools

Overview of Grootbos Nature Reserve

Grootbos Nature Reserve

5.0 star property
Luxury lodge in Gansbaai with 2 restaurants and 2 outdoor pools

9.2/10 Superb

9 verified guest reviews

Popular amenities

  • Free breakfast
  • Free parking
  • Pool
  • Free WiFi
  • Airport transfer
  • Non-smoking
The price is €1,135
Price available on 07/02/2023
148 Route 43, Gansbaai, Western Cape, 7220

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About this area

Getting around

  • Cape Town (CPT-Cape Town Intl.) - 115 min drive
  • Airport shuttle (surcharge)


  • Benguela - 8 min drive
  • Coffee On The Rocks - 9 min drive
  • Buitesteen - 10 min drive
  • Thyme at Rosemary's Restaurant - 11 min drive
  • Jannas Country Kitchen - 11 min drive

About this property

Grootbos Nature Reserve

Grootbos Nature Reserve offers an airport shuttle (available 24 hours) for ZAR 3500 per vehicle one-way. Guests can grab a bite to eat at one of the 2 restaurants, then indulge in massages or manicures and pedicures. Other highlights at this luxurious lodge include 2 outdoor pools, a terrace and a garden.


Afrikaans, English, German

Cleaning and safety practices

Enhanced cleanliness measures

Disinfectant is used to clean the property
High-touch surfaces are cleaned and disinfected
Sheets and towels are washed at 60°C or hotter
Follows the industry cleaning and disinfection practices of Safe Travels (WTTC - Global)

Social distancing

Protective shields in place at main contact areas
Guest rooms kept vacant for 24 hours between stays
Social distancing measures in place

Safety measures

Personal protective equipment worn by staff
Temperature checks given to staff
Temperature checks available for guests
Masks and gloves available
Hand sanitiser provided
Individually wrapped food options available for breakfast, lunch, dinner and through room service
This information is provided by our partners.

At a glance

Hotel size

  • 27 rooms


  • Check-in time from 2 PM until 8 PM
  • Late check-in subject to availability
  • Minimum check-in age – 18
  • Check-out time is 11 AM

Restrictions related to your trip

  • Check COVID-19 restrictions

Special check-in instructions

  • This property offers transfers from the airport (surcharges may apply); guests must contact the property with arrival details before travel, using the contact information on the booking confirmation
  • Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival

Required at check-in

  • Credit card, debit card or cash deposit required for incidental charges
  • Government-issued photo ID may be required
  • Minimum check-in age is 18


  • Babysitting*


  • No pets or service animals allowed


  • Free WiFi in public areas
  • Free WiFi in rooms


  • Free on-site self-parking


  • Airport shuttle (available 24 hours)*

Other information

  • Smoke-free property

Property amenities

Food and drink

  • Free cooked-to-order breakfast each morning 7:30 AM–10:30 AM
  • 2 restaurants
  • 2 bars/lounges

Travelling with children

  • Playground
  • Babysitting (surcharge)

What to do

  • Horse riding/hire
  • Hiking/biking trails nearby

Working away

  • Business centre
  • Meeting room


  • 24-hour front desk
  • Tour/ticket assistance
  • Dry cleaning/laundry services
  • Hair salon
  • Luggage storage
  • Multilingual staff
  • Bike hire


  • Safe-deposit box at front desk
  • Garden
  • Picnic area
  • Terrace
  • Library
  • 2 outdoor pools
  • Arcade/games room
  • Spa services
  • Massage/treatment rooms


  • Wheelchair-accessible


  • Afrikaans
  • English
  • German

Room amenities

Be entertained

  • DVD player
  • Television
  • Satellite TV channels

Home comfort

  • Air conditioning (climate-controlled)
  • Ceiling fan
  • Free stocked minibar
  • Coffee/tea maker

Sleep well

  • Hypo-allergenic bedding

What to enjoy

  • In-room massage
  • Furnished balcony
  • Fireplace
  • Individually decorated

Freshen up

  • Free toiletries
  • Hairdryer

Stay connected

  • Desk
  • Free WiFi
  • Phone


  • Daily housekeeping
  • In-room safe

Special features


Guests can pamper themselves by indulging in the on-site spa services. There are 4 treatment rooms including rooms for couples and outdoor treatment areas. Services include massages and manicures and pedicures.

Awards and affiliations

Grootbos Nature Reserve is listed in the 2022 Condé Nast Traveller Gold List of the world's best places to stay.

Fees & policies

Mandatory fees

You'll be asked to pay the following charges by the property at check-in or check-out:
  • Destination fee: ZAR 75 per person, per night

Optional extras

  • Airport shuttle service is offered for an extra charge of ZAR 3500 per vehicle (one-way)

Children & extra beds

  • Babysitting is available for an extra charge

Hygiene & cleanliness

This property advises that enhanced cleaning and guest safety measures are currently in place.

Disinfectant is used to clean the property; commonly touched surfaces are cleaned with disinfectant between stays; bed sheets and towels are laundered at a temperature of at least 60°C/140°F.

Personal protective equipment, including masks and gloves, will be available to guests.

Social distancing measures are in place; staff at the property wear personal protective equipment; a shield is in place between staff and guests in main contact areas; periodic temperature checks are conducted on staff; temperature checks are available to guests; guests are provided with hand sanitiser.

Individually wrapped food options are available for breakfast, lunch and dinner, and also through room service.

Each guestroom is kept vacant for a minimum of 24 hours between bookings.

This property affirms that it adheres to the cleaning and disinfection practices of Safe Travels (WTTC - Global).


This property is managed by a professional host. The provision of housing is linked to their trade, business, or profession
<p>Guests can rest easy knowing that there's a fire extinguisher, a smoke detector, a security system and a first aid kit on site.</p> <p>This property accepts major credit cards. Cash is not accepted.</p>

Also known as

Grootbos Nature Reserve Lodge Gansbaai
Grootbos Nature Reserve Gansbaai
Grootbos Nature Reserve Lodge
Grootbos Nature Reserve Lodge
Grootbos Nature Reserve Gansbaai
Grootbos Nature Reserve Lodge Gansbaai

Frequently asked questions

What are the cleanliness and hygiene measures currently in place at Grootbos Nature Reserve?
This property confirms that disinfectant is used to clean the property. Furthermore, guests are provided with hand sanitiser, social distancing measures are in place and staff are given personal protective equipment. Please note that this information has been provided by our partners.
How much does it cost to stay at Grootbos Nature Reserve?
As of 4 February 2023, prices found for a 1-night stay for 2 adults at Grootbos Nature Reserve on 7 February 2023 start from €1,135, including taxes and fees. This price is based on the lowest nightly price found in the last 24 hours for stays in the next 30 days. Prices are subject to change. Choose your dates for more accurate prices.
Is there a pool at Grootbos Nature Reserve?
Yes, there are 2 outdoor pools.
Are pets allowed at Grootbos Nature Reserve?
Sorry, neither pets nor service animals are allowed.
Is parking offered on site at Grootbos Nature Reserve?
Yes, there's free self parking.
Is an airport shuttle service offered by Grootbos Nature Reserve?
Yes, an airport shuttle is available. The charge is ZAR 3500 per vehicle one-way.
What are the check-in and check-out times at Grootbos Nature Reserve?
You can check in from 2 PM - 8 PM. Check-out time is 11 AM.
What is there to do at Grootbos Nature Reserve and nearby?
Have fun during the warmer months with activities such as horse riding. Enjoy a swim in one of the 2 outdoor swimming pools or use the lodge's other amenities, which include 2 bars and spa services. Grootbos Nature Reserve also has an arcade and a picnic area, as well as a garden.
Are there restaurants at or near Grootbos Nature Reserve?
Yes, there are 2 on-site restaurants. Nearby restaurants include Benguela (3.1 mi), Coffee On The Rocks (3.4 mi) and Buitesteen (3.9 mi).
Does Grootbos Nature Reserve have any outdoor private spaces?
Yes, every room features a furnished balcony.







Staff & service




Property conditions & facilities


10/10 Exceptional

2-night trip
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10/10 Exceptional

Wonderful, wonderful, wonderful.
It was wonderful. From beginning to end the service was impeccable. The accommodation is lovely. The surroundings and settings are amazing.
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10/10 Exceptional

Fynbos Heaven
A wonderful place to relax and enjoy the fynbos. Terrific food and service.
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10/10 Exceptional

Couldn't have been better
A great place in the middle of a nature reserve. Excellent service, great activities and delicious food made this a very enjoyable stay.
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8/10 Very good

great view and great staff
from our warm welcome by Jo- Ann we new this place was special. Make sure not to miss the 4x4 tour. The two guides are very friendly and knowledgeable. we had a great time ans the view is to die for.
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10/10 Exceptional

Just amazing
We stayed 3 nights in the Grootbos and spent an unforgettable time there. Everything was perfect. The staff was so friendly and helpful. The walks and the safari drive with the guide Tiaan were fantastic. Our cottage ( Nr.24 ) was great. The food was delicious. We hope really to come back soon. A big thank to the whole Grootbos Team for the wonderful stay.
Katiuscia, 3-night romance trip
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6/10 Good

Nettes Hotel in schöner Lage
Der letzte Preis den das Hotel gewonnen hat war 2009. Aus unserer Sicht liegt hier ein Sanierungsstau vor und man hält sich für mehr als man ist.
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8/10 Very good

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10/10 Exceptional

Un concept de tourisme à soutenir.
Merveilleuse localité. Excellente cuisine matin, midi, soir!
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