The two Grootbos Villas sit on a hillside with magnificent views of the Grootbos Private Fynbos Reserve, the ocean at Walker Bay, the mountains of Hermanus and, in the far distance, Cape Point. The reserve has more than 1,000 species of Cape flora as well as a host of smaller animals such as bush buck, porcupine, grey duiker and lynx. Children of all ages are welcome.
Accommodation & Facilities
There are two exclusive use luxury private villas. Secluded and surrounded by pristine natural beauty and panoramic views, both villas offer peace and tranquillity and are ideal for families or groups of friends. Villa One can accommodate up to 12 guests. Villa Two can accommodate up to eight guests. Villa One has two master suites and four additional en-suite bedrooms. The villa has a private chef, an interactive kitchen, two lounges and two outside barbecue places, a large pool, a gym, and a cinema. Every bedroom or communal space has a view of the reserve and the ocean, and most open out onto to spacious decks outside. The villa is of a contemporary style, with masses of glass and amazing amounts of natural light, and it features numerous works of art by renowned South African artists. The chef will prepare whatever guests would like, and will plan the menu with the input of the guests when they first arrive.
Villa Two was built in 2016 and designed to maximise the magnificent views of Walker Bay, Stanford and Gansbaai beyond. Set apart from the rest of the estate, this four bedroom villa comprises a master suite and three luxury suites, all with their own bathroom facilities. In addition there is a fully equipped kitchen (with chef) , BBQ area, extensive outdoor decks with swimming pool and sweeping views, gym, wine cellar and a landing strip for small planes and helicopters. A private butler, chef and guide with vehicle all provide a seamless stay with intuitive service.
Wildlife & Activities
Grootbos Reserve offers guided walks, nature drives, horse riding for all abilities, beach visits, community project visits, and land-based whale watching. Guests at the villas can enjoy the service of their own private guide and vehicle, allowing them complete freedom with activities on the reserve as well as further afield. Additional activities available in the locality include boat trips to Dyer Island, shark cage diving, whale watching by boat, scenic flights, golf, and quad biking. Your guide can arrange these for you, and you can pay locally. Grootbos also has a well-equipped spa.
Specifically for children …
• From scouting for bugs to picking vegetables, feeding piglets, collecting eggs and pressing flowers, the activities available to children provide an exhilarating interactive encounter with the natural world and its many creatures.
• There is a dedicated playground at the main lodge with paddocks, petting zoo and trampoline for children who are also free to enjoy guided daily horse rides through the reserve’s 2 500 hectares of indigenous fynbos.