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Grootbos Private Nature Reserve

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5.0 Star Hotel
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We stayed 3 nights in Grootbos while traveling along garden route. Our kids disappeared from the moment we arrived with the fabulous kids club guides and learned all about frogs, herbs and the stables. We enjoyed our beautiful and spacious family cottage. Food is fantastic...More

Thank Jutta B
Response from SeanIngles, General Manager at Grootbos Private Nature ReserveResponded yesterday

Dear Jutta B Aaah! Those family breaks where kids are taken care of and parents can catch their breath! Aren't they wonderful. I'm so glad you managed to get some "you" time whilst staying with us. I hope we'll see you all again soon. Regards...More

Reviewed 1 week ago

What an amazing experience, from the greeting in the car park where bags were whisked away to our rooom, to the cool towel and warm welcome at reception.Definitely a 'once in a lifetime' experience, the 'cottage' was perfect & very private.The views are spectacular accross...More

Thank JENNY H
Response from SeanIngles, General Manager at Grootbos Private Nature ReserveResponded yesterday

Dear Jenny H Thank you for your great vote of confidence! We really appreciate your positive review. Tiaan certainly is an enthusiastic and passionate guide and great fun to be with. I'm sure you learnt a lot with him too. Regards Sean

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We were fortunate to be able to spend 2 nights at Grootbos Private Nature Reserve and Lodge. What a wonderful and special experience. We must congratulate the owners and the Grootbos Team on an amazing vision and a job extremely well done. The service, the...More

Thank jvm64
Response from SeanIngles, General Manager at Grootbos Private Nature ReserveResponded yesterday

Dear jvm64 I'm delighted to hear that you had such a great time with us! Living in this country, one sometime forgets that there is such diversity all around us and having a guide point our the marvels of nature really does make one appreciate...More

Reviewed 1 week ago

Grootbos Private Nature Reserve is one of those places you probably can't even fathom dreaming up. Then, you visit and are absolutely awestruck. The vast expanses of bush that meet up with the sea completely restore and relax the soul. Whatsmore, the staff continually aims...More

Thank Melissa P
Response from SeanIngles, General Manager at Grootbos Private Nature ReserveResponded 1 week ago

Dear Melissa P WOW! I loved reading your comments. You make me want to stay at this place! You are 100% correct; Grootbos truly does touch your soul and hey, as for those horses, well- I'm thrilled that you got to spend as much time...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A hide away and so beautiful decorated. Wanted to buy a lot of the decoration. Fantastic villas and nature. The food and wine was excellent. The staff should have an extra star. Stayed here 2 nights should have had 1 one more.

Thank Anncha61
Response from SeanIngles, General Manager at Grootbos Private Nature ReserveResponded 1 week ago

Dear Anncha61 You are too sweet! We loved having you here. I do hope you managed to take a keepsake from our gist shop as a reminder of the beautiful surroundings here too. Until we meet again... Sean

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Breakfast included
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Airport Transportation
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US$857 - US$1,594 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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US$857 - US$1,594 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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Response from happytraveler12015 | Reviewed this property |
Dress is casual.
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Response from Chmalek | Reviewed this property |
Yes they provide you with bottled water. Did not drink the tab water either. It's a wonderful place ! Charly
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