Grootbos Forest Lodge

Reviews of Grootbos Forest Lodge

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Below are independent comments from 4 of our travellers who have visited Grootbos Forest Lodge, and have kindly agreed to share their thoughts.

They do not necessarily represent the views of Expert Africa.
Mr & Mrs S from Bristol
Arrived on: 13-Mar-2016 Stayed for: 2 nights
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Grootbos

Another wonderful lodge with fantastic views, dining, activities and rooms beyond expectation.

We looked in on the 'garden lodge' on leaving and will have a difficult choice if we return.

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Miss T and Mr H from Somerset
Arrived on: 14-Dec-2015 Stayed for: 3 nights
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A biosphere of perfection

Just perfect.

Beautiful location, wonderful knowledgable and friendly staff who really make the Lodge come to life, Great range of activities and places to just relax.

The food is fresh,varied and delicious. The rooms all have wonderful views and are so spacious. This was our second visit in two years and the Lodge is growing in strength. It does fantastic work within the community.

We just need to go back in July one year to see the fynbos in all its glory.

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Mr N & Ms S from Livingstone, Zambia
Arrived on: 28-Oct-2015 Stayed for: 3 nights
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Top notch lodge

Grootbos Forest Lodge is one of the best run and most comfortable lodges we have stayed at during our 19 vacations in Africa.

We went there primarily for whale watching and found it to be the most convenient jumping off point for boats going out from Gansbaii, with transport arrangements to and from smoothly run by the lodge itself. For those who may not fancy the boat, the lodge ensures plenty of opportunities for excellent whale watching from the cliffs just ten minutes or so drive away.

We also greatly enjoyed and learned much from other activities - the fynbos drive and bird, cave and beach walks. Furthermore, the 90 minutes or so we spent finding out about the work of the Grootbos Foundation with the excellent Chunami (who guided us well on other activities too) was fascinating.

We were equally impressed with the dining - and the wine list. And the quality of service indoors was the equal of that which goes with the outdoor activities.

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Mr. S - Kilworth
Arrived on: 9-Jan-2015 Stayed for: 5 nights
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Grootbos Forest Lodge

We can't speak highly enough of Grootbos - very much in line with our previous visits.

The model is for a luxury tourism experience exploring the Fynbos ecosystem but it's owned and managed by a Foundation that also puts money and effort into supporting local communities with education, sports facilities, farm etc and you can go and see these. We see this as a model for others to follow and coupled with excellent friendly and attentive service and great accommodation with views, made it perfect for us.

We also bumped into contacts from previous visits to Southern Africa and caught up with news from northern SA, Namibia, Botswana etc.

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