Grootbos Villa

Grootbos Villa

The most exclusive offering in the Grootbos portfolio and quite possibly one of the most exclusive offerings in the whole of South Africa is the Villa.

Set apart and completely surrounded by pristine fynbos, the Villa consists of six elegant suites accommodating up to 12 guests. Here you can relax in over 1000 square meters of utter luxury and comfort, with your own private guide, chef and butler at your beck and call, not to mention complete privacy to enjoy all that Grootbos has to offer.

Only 2 hours from Cape Town and 30 minutes from Hermanus on the way to the world-renowned Garden Route, Grootbos is perfectly situated between the classic attractions of the Cape and is most certainly a highlight on any itinerary.

Rooms and Suites

The Villa consists of six elegant suites accommodating up to 12 guests.

  • 2 Master-Suites with en-suite bathrooms
  • 4 Luxury Bedrooms with en-suite bathrooms
Cuisine and Wine

Private chef for the duration of your stay (available for breakfast, lunch and dinner).

In a nutshell, everything cuisine and wine wise that the other two Grootbos lodges offer with the exception that you are in control of eating times as these are organised with your personal chef.


The elegant and spacious living spaces open generously to a combination of sheltered decks and courtyards, taking full advantage of the incredible views of the rolling hills of fynbos and white sand dunes with Walker Bay and the Hermanus mountains in the distance. And if you can take your eyes off the view for long enough, the walls and surfaces are adorned with large-scale artworks by South African artists such as Cecil Skotnes, J.H. Pierneef, Walter Meyer, William Kentridge and Walter Battis. 

The tasteful décor and interior design is a seamless extension of the architecture, which is itself a veneration of the awe-inspiring landscape, creating a harmonious symphony of light, space and texture that encourages supreme relaxation and enjoyment.

  • 2 Master-Suites with en-suite bathrooms
  • 4 Luxury Bedrooms with en-suite bathrooms
  • 2 Lounges with satellite TV
  • 1 Fully equipped kitchen with storeroom and scullery
  • Dining Room
  • Breakfast area
  • 2 Outside BBQ areas, 1 inside BBQ area
  • Outside pool
  • Media Room with big screen, projector and movies
  • Fully equipped office with internet access and telephone
  • Fully equipped gym
  • Wine Cellar
  • Large outside decks
  • Own landing strip suitable for helicopters and small planes
Activities Overview

The huge variety of nature-based guided adventures at Grootbos could potentially keep you entertained, enthralled and engaged for weeks. 

From Whale Watching and Shark Cage Diving to 4x4 Flower Safaris and Horse Riding, there is something for everyone and every season. Each activity is designed to reveal a new feature and encourage a deeper appreciation of this eco paradise.

  • Whale Watching
  • Shark Cage Diving
  • Marine Big 5
  • Walks and Hikes
  • 4x4 Flower Safari
  • Beaches
  • Cave Tour
  • Horse Riding
  • Bird Watching
  • Scenic Flights
  • Quad Biking
Spa and Wellness

After spending your time on this earth bound paradise, float away to a heavenly realm with a blissful and rejuvenating spa treatment. From shiatsu to full facials, there is a treatment to pamper every inch of your body, taking you to new levels of relaxation you never thought possible.

After an action packed day of eco activities, a therapeutic full body massage is a must, leaving you in a state of absolute calm. For weary feet, a reflexology treatment will most certainly do the trick. Treatments take place in the comfort of your own suite, in the on site spa facilities, or even in the forest surrounded by ancient Milkwood trees.

Map Of Lodge

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Rates Include
  • Luxury accommodation for up to 12 adults
  • Private guide for the duration of your stay with private vehicle
  • Butler, laundry and valet service
  • Private chef for the duration of your stay (available for breakfast, lunch and dinner)
  • Breakfast buffet with full English breakfast menu
  • Light lunches
  • 5-course dinners or South African braai
  • All drinks including spirits, liqueurs and soft drinks. The only drinks excluded are French champagne and premium wines.
  • Horse riding for non- and experienced riders
  • Guided walks including fynbos nature tours and Milkwood forest walks
  • Guided nature, marine & coastal drives, including cave tour
  • Land-based whale watching tours (June – December)
  • Various maps of the reserve and the area for self-guided walks
  • Transfers to/from all activities, including beach trips
  • Day trip to Cape Agulhas, the Southernmost Tip of Africa
  • Shopping Excursions to Hermanus
  • Wine tours to Overberg wine estates
  • Golfing excursions
Rates Exclude
  • All drinks (alcoholic and non-alcoholic)
  • Laundry and minibars
  • Spa Treatments, whale watching boat trips, boat trips to Dyer Island, Shark Cage Diving, beach horse riding, scenic flights, quad biking, kayaking, wine tours
  • Items of personal nature (telephone calls, items purchased from the Grootbos curio shop)
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