Grootbos Private Nature Reserve

Francois talks about their trip to GROOTBOS

Only 2 hours from Cape Town en route to Hermanus and the Garden Route, Grootbos is centred in the heart of the Cape’s abundant sea, floral and wild life landscapes. The reserve boasts some of the world’s most distinct and unique plant, bird and animal species.

Klein Collection: How far is GROOTBOS from Cape Town?

Francois: Grootbos is located about 180 km from Cape Town driving though Hermanus and Stanford respectively.

Klein Collection: What made you decide to stay at GROOTBOS?

Francois: We love Grootbos for what it stands as well as the experience. Grootbos is also a winner for our two boys (aged 5 and 3).

Klein Collection: What was your first impression of GROOTBOS on arrival?

Francois: Unobstructed views of fynbos and ocean (The Walker Bay) as far as the eye can see. You just know that you have arrived at a very special place.

Klein Collection: What was the service like?

Francois: Grootbos staff are very friendly and attentive to all needs. They are particularly good with children (e.g. entertaining the kids while the parents can have dinner alone)

Klein Collection: Is it child friendly?

Francois: Yes, the Garden Lodge accommodates families with children of all ages. The Forest Lodge is not open to children, being a good strategy for those adults not wanting noisy children around…

Klein Collection: What activities are offered at GROOTBOS?

Francois: What is great about Grootbos is the fact that all meals as well as most of the activities are included in the rate. Horse riding is a must for the kids. Nature walks, picnic at the beach or going to the limestone caves are all memorable activities.

Klein Collection: What was the food like?

Francois: The food at Grootbos is included in the rate and the selection at every meal is very good. Food quality is top end and they make a conscious effort to cater for the children’s tastes as well.

Klein Collection: What was the highlight of your stay at GROOTBOS?

Francois: The nature setting, views and simply feeling spoilt. And of course seeing my boys’ faces on the horses. Grootbos is a personal favourite of mine.

Klein Collection: What should potential visitors take note of?

Francois: You need to try and stay at Grootbos for at least 2 nights – if the bank balance allows it…

Klein Collection: Who is GROOTBOS ideal for (i.e. the type of client you would sell this product to)?

Francois: Discerning nature lovers with an appreciation for understated luxury.

Point out of 5
Service  5
Location  5
Food  5
Facilities  5
Décor  5
Attention to detail  5
Value for money  5

Should GROOTBOS sound like music to your ears, contact Klein Collection at to book your stay.

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