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

4.6/5 Wonderful

Guests rated this property 4.6/5 for cleanliness.

Popular amenities

  • Pool
  • Free WiFi
  • Breakfast included
  • Parking included
  • Air conditioning
  • Spa
148 Route 43, Gansbaai, Western Cape, 7220

Explore the area

  • Popular LocationGrootbos Nature Reserve3 min drive
  • Popular LocationGansbaai Harbor14 min drive
  • Popular LocationKleinbaai Harbour16 min drive

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About this area


Grootbos Nature Reserve is located in Gansbaai. Gansbaai Harbor and Kleinbaai Harbour are worth checking out if an activity is on the agenda, while those wishing to experience the area's natural beauty can explore Grootbos Nature Reserve and Walker Bay Nature Reserve. Take an opportunity to explore the area for outdoor excitement like hiking/biking trails.

What's nearby

  • Grootbos Nature Reserve - 3 min drive
  • Gansbaai Harbor - 14 min drive
  • Kleinbaai Harbour - 16 min drive
  • Walkerbay Estate and Birkenhead Brewery - 17 min drive
  • Wandelpad - 21 min drive

Getting around

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


  • 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

Family-friendly lodge with 2 restaurants and 2 outdoor pools
This smoke-free lodge features 2 restaurants, 2 outdoor pools, and 2 bars/lounges. Free cooked-to-order breakfast, free WiFi in public areas, and free self parking are also provided. Additionally, massage/treatment rooms, a business center, and a meeting room are onsite.
Grootbos Nature Reserve offers 27 accommodations with fireplaces and DVD players. Rooms open to furnished balconies. These individually decorated accommodations have separate living rooms. Satellite television is provided. Guests can make use of the in-room coffee/tea makers and free minibar items. Bathrooms include complimentary toiletries and hair dryers.

Guests can surf the web using the complimentary wireless Internet access. Business-friendly amenities include desks, safes, and phones. In-room massages and hypo-allergenic bedding can be requested. Housekeeping is provided daily.

2 outdoor swimming pools are on site.

The recreational activities listed below are available either on site or nearby; fees may apply.

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

Languages spoken

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/140°F or hotter
Follows 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 sanitizer provided
Individually-wrapped food options available for breakfast, lunch, dinner, and through room service
This information is provided by our partners.

Property amenities


  • Available in all rooms: Free WiFi
  • Available in some public areas: Free WiFi

Parking and transportation

  • Free self parking on site
  • 24-hour roundtrip airport shuttle (surcharge)

Food and drink

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

Things to do

  • 2 outdoor pools
  • Arcade/game room
  • Bicycle rentals
  • Horse riding/rentals
  • Playground
  • Spa services

Family friendly

  • 2 outdoor pools
  • Arcade/game room
  • Babysitting (surcharge)
  • DVD player
  • Laundry facilities
  • Playground
  • Separate living room


  • Front-desk safe
  • Gift shop/newsstand
  • Library

Guest services

  • 24-hour front desk
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Dry cleaning service
  • Hair salon
  • Laundry facilities
  • Luggage storage
  • Multilingual staff
  • Tour/ticket assistance

Business services

  • Business center
  • Meeting room


  • Garden
  • Picnic area
  • Terrace


  • 4 treatment rooms
  • Couples treatment room(s)
  • Manicures and pedicures
  • Massages
  • Massage/treatment rooms
  • Outdoor treatment areas


  • Designated smoking areas
  • Smoke-free property

Room amenities


  • Air conditioning (climate-controlled)
  • Ceiling fan
  • Hypo-allergenic bedding


  • Free toiletries
  • Hair dryer


  • DVD player
  • Satellite channels
  • TV

Food and drink

  • Coffee/tea maker
  • Free minibar

Outdoor space

  • Furnished balcony


  • Connecting rooms available
  • Desk
  • Fireplace
  • In-room massage
  • Individually decorated
  • Phone
  • Safe
  • Separate living room

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Check-in from 2 PM - 8 PM
Late check-in subject to availability
Minimum check-in age - 18


Check-out before 11 AM

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

Access methods

Staffed front desk


No pets or service animals allowed

Children and extra beds

Children are welcome
Kids stay free! Children stay free when using existing bedding; children may not be eligible for complimentary breakfast
Rollaway/extra beds are available for ZAR 3500

Property payment types

Important information


You'll be asked to pay the following charges at the property:

  • Destination fee: ZAR 75 per person, per night

We have included all charges provided to us by the property.

Optional extras

The following fees and deposits are charged by the property at time of service, check-in, or check-out.

  • Airport shuttle fee: ZAR 3500 per vehicle (one-way)

The above list may not be comprehensive. Fees and deposits may not include tax and are subject to change.

You need to know

Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on property policy
Government-issued photo identification and a credit card, debit card, or cash deposit may be required at check-in for incidental charges
Special requests are subject to availability upon check-in and may incur additional charges; special requests cannot be guaranteed
This property accepts major credit cards; cash is not accepted
Safety features at this property include a fire extinguisher, a smoke detector, a security system, and a first aid kit

We should mention

The property has connecting/adjoining rooms, which are subject to availability and can be requested by contacting the property using the number on the booking confirmation
No pets and no service animals are allowed at this property

National rating

Quality Graded by the Tourism Grading Council of South Africa (TGCSA) – South Africa's official quality assurance organization.

Property is also known as

Grootbos Nature Reserve Lodge Gansbaai
Grootbos Nature Reserve Lodge
Grootbos Nature Reserve Gansbaai
Grootbos Nature Reserve
Grootbos Nature Reserve Lodge
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Overall score and ratings



Rating 5 - Excellent. 6 out of 9 reviews
5 - Excellent 67%
Rating 4 - Good. 2 out of 9 reviews
4 - Good 22%
Rating 3 - Okay. 1 out of 9 reviews
3 - Okay 11%
Rating 2 - Poor. 0 out of 9 reviews
2 - Poor 0%
Rating 1 - Terrible. 0 out of 9 reviews
1 - Terrible 0%




Staff & service




Property conditions & facilities

5/5 Excellent

Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, amenities, property conditions & facilities
Stayed 2 nights in Sep 2019

5/5 Excellent

Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, property conditions & facilities, room comfort
Wonderful, wonderful, wonderful.
It was wonderful. From beginning to end the service was impeccable. The accommodation is lovely. The surroundings and settings are amazing.

5/5 Excellent

Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, property conditions & facilities, room comfort
Fynbos Heaven
A wonderful place to relax and enjoy the fynbos. Terrific food and service.

5/5 Excellent

Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, property conditions & facilities, room comfort
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.

4/5 Good

Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, property conditions & facilities, room comfort
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.

5/5 Excellent

Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, property conditions & facilities, room comfort
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.
Stayed 3 nights in Dec 2018

3/5 Okay

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.

4/5 Good

Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, property conditions & facilities, room comfort

5/5 Excellent

Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, property conditions & facilities, room comfort
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