Looking out over Walker Bay, Grootbos Forest Lodge in Hermanus is located within the ancient Milkwood forests of Grootbos Private Nature Reserve, a wonderland of natural adventure and excitement. One of three properties on the reserve, Grootbos Forest Lodge's free-standing, forest dwelling suites give guests a chance to unwind, surrounded by the splendors of nature and pampered by all of the comforts of home. See for yourself at this luxury South Africa lodge.

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Grootbos Forest Lodge in Hermanus consists of 16 freestanding one- or two-bedroom suites nestled in the ancient Milkwood forests and lush flora. The suites utilize natural textures and colors to highlight the harmony of nature within. Spacious, finely-appointed bathrooms with soaking bathtubs and outdoor showers complete the sensation of utter luxury, while wooden decks suspend over the forest canopy to reveal stunning views of the ocean sunsets and panoramas of the forest covered mountains. During the day, high ceilings and large glass doors flood the space with natural light, and at night, cozy fireplaces and lavish canopy beds lend to the romantic atmosphere. The Luxury Pool Suites have the added luxury of private plunge pools, sparkling off of the private decks.

Begin each day at Grootbos Forest Lodge with the tunes of the forest birds and venture via cobbled pathway to the main lodge, where a variety of dining venues, viewing platforms, and an infinity pool invite relaxation. A bar and lounge, curio shop, and fireplace are also on hand for leisurely pursuits. After days spent in the fresh air, retreat to the Grootbos Forest Lodge dining room, where chefs draw upon nature and the world around them to prepare fresh cuisine with bounties from the sea, land, and earth. Fresh herbs and greens grown on the Reserve adorn the plates, nestled next to succulent meats or fish caught daily from the sea. Award-winning wine menus complete this culinary journey. That is, until the next morning, when the smell of freshly brewed African coffee ignites the senses as the South African sun rises just beyond the private balcony.

Grootbos Private Nature Reserve has an incredible tale of conservation to tell. Learn from the Grootbos Forest Lodge staff how recent efforts in fynbos cultivation have generated jobs and enhanced prosperity to the local community, then take a walk among the protea and fynbos to witness firsthand the explosion of color and scent enveloped through this ancient land. Families visiting Grootbos Forest Lodge discover countless treasures in a generous offering of local activities, from beach excursions filled with fun and games or an exciting boat trip to visit seals, penguins, and the humbling giant of the ocean, the Southern Right Whale.

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