Grootbos Private Nature Reserve, De Kelders

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Surrounding the Grootbos Private Nature Reserve in De Kelders are three distinct areas: the mountains, the forest and the sea. It’s in the perfect spot for adventurers looking to discover more of the South African wilderness, with a little taste of luxury thrown in. The reserve has over 2,500 hectares of wilderness and dazzling oceans on its shore. It contains hundreds of plant species, including some endangered ancient forests, and a fantastic selection of wildlife.

All of the ‘marine big five’ are in the ocean here; whether you go out on the water or look from the shore you might see seals, whales, penguins, dolphins and sharks. There are also a few mammals you can spot on land, so keep an eye out while hiking. There are three types of accommodation available in the Grootbos Private Nature Reserve: the Garden Lodge, the Forest Lodge and a selection of private villas nestled among the hills. All of them are quiet, peaceful and have a sense of luxury that is tough to match.


All of the reserve’s rooms have access to a pool, luxury beauty treatments and top-notch restaurants, so they provide the perfect base for your stay in the wilderness.

The team at the Grootbos Private Nature Reserve is happy to organise excursions for guests. Horse riding, boat trips, guided hikes, shark-cage diving, river cruises and more are available; it truly is a wonderful place for an adventure.

Why We Love It

The Grootbos Private Nature Reserve is a glorious eco-reserve that has very little impact on the local environment but has a big impact on its guests.

Plan your stay at the Grootbos Private Nature Reserve today.

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