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Grootbos Private Nature Reserve
Grootbos Private Nature Reserve

Grootbos is a small but very well-kept reserve.

There are opportunities to watch whales...

Grootbos Private Nature Reserve

Reviews of trips to Grootbos Private Nature Reserve

22 holiday reviews from our travellers of holidays which include Grootbos Reserve.

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"May 2024 trip to Botswana and South Africa"

I visited Botswana and 3 other countries between 11 May 2024 and 3 Jun 2024
"This was the BEST trip of our lives.

It was everything we had hoped for and more. So many memories and new experiences.

Maruska met and exceeded our brief, and we can't thank her enough for her time, suggestions and recommendations." Read full review: 23 nights in Africa; 11 on a Botswana safari
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Mr&Mrs LS

"Our January 2020 trip to South Africa"

I visited South Africa between 4 Jan 2020 and 19 Jan 2020
"We have had the most amazing trip of our lives. We have travelled to many places but this holiday, to get a feel for South Africa, was very special.

Our itinerary was followed to the letter as we had expected and the whole trip just flowed so well. Pick-ups and drops offs were exceptionally well organised - Ilios is an excellent company. This was our first experience of South Africa - a BIG birthday present for my husband who has always wanted to visit South Africa based on the tales told to him as a boy by his late father.

The trip certainly exceeded all of our expectations - more in fact. We are already thinking of another trip maybe the same time next year in advance of another BIG birthday perhaps.

A very big thank you to Lucy and the Team in Cape Town for making this such a memorable experience

Suggestions to help us improve our trips or our service:

We can't think of anything which could have made this trip more enjoyable other than maybe an extra night in Kwandwe and Grootbos and one less night in Cape Town but nevertheless we enjoyed the whole whole experience.

Thank You" Read full review: 15 nights in Africa; 13 on a South Africa trip
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Mrs D Newport P

"Brilliant, would liked to have stayed longer!"

I visited South Africa between 31 Dec 2019 and 10 Jan 2020
"We went to watch cricket, but we enjoyed many other aspects of the Cape and had an excellent time.

The information we received was good and so were the driving instructions" Read full review: 10 nights in Africa; 8 on a South Africa trip
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Mr & Mrs L

"My Jan 2019 trip"

I visited South Africa between 28 Jan 2019 and 9 Feb 2019
"Our Expert Africa trip could not have been bettered. Our contact Megan was brilliant, very knowledgeable and helpful.
it really did feel tailor made for us and Chris McIntyre - the MD - clearly took into account our personal preferences when he initially suggested an outline for our trip before handing us over into Megan's very capable hands to fine tune the details and book us in.

We will definitely be returning to South Africa for another holiday, what an awesome country - needless to say we will not hesitate to ask Expert Africa to plan it all for us, safe in the knowledge that another awesome holiday awaits us!" Read full review: 12 nights in Africa; 6 on a South Africa trip
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Mr & Mrs M

"My Jan 2019 trip"

I visited South Africa between 28 Jan 2019 and 19 Feb 2019
"A great trip, well organised by Expert Africa. We would use them again.

Suggestions to help us improve our trips or our service:

No!" Read full review: 22 nights in Africa; 17 on a South Africa trip
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Mr & Mrs B

"My Feb 2018 trip"

I visited South Africa between 9 Feb 2018 and 26 Feb 2018
"We had a great time. It was expensive but that is obviously what we paid for!" Read full review: 17 nights in Africa; 15 on a South Africa trip
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Mr T & Mrs M

"My Feb 2017 trip"

I visited South Africa between 8 Feb 2017 and 1 Mar 2017
"Once again, Tracy came up trumps! We had been spoiled on our previous trip, to Zambia and Namibia, and weren't expecting to be quite so blown away this time - but we were, thanks to the sheer variety of the package that Tracy put together for us. From our safari experience at Kwandwe, to the opulence of the Vineyard Hotel in Cape Town, we were stunned by the quality of accommodation and service we encountered throughout our trip. Thank you so much, Tracy!

We loved South Africa, and very much look forward to returning there in the near future.

Suggestions to help us improve our trips or our service

None at all - our experience with Expert Africa has been just what we wanted, and we know we can trust you to put together the ideal holiday experience to suit our requirements. We look forward to our next trip with you!" Read full review: 21 nights in Africa; 21 on a South Africa trip
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Mr & Mrs V

"Stunning scenery and welcoming hotels"

I visited South Africa between 19 Oct 2016 and 12 Nov 2016
"Thanks to Claire for selecting such wonderful hotels for us, The scenery is stunning. The fynbos fascinating. There can't be a better country for a road trip.

And returning to such lovely welcoming hotels each night made the whole holiday a real treat." Read full review: 24 nights in Africa; 21 on a South Africa trip
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Mr & Mrs S

"March 10 days in the Cape"

I visited South Africa between 4 Mar 2016 and 15 Mar 2016
"Expert Africa triumph again!

Our remit was flora and landscape which we got brilliantly, but we never expected such luxury and fine dining. Many thanks for all you have done to make our short stay so wonderful and memorable.

Suggestions to help us improve our trips or our service:

I didn't really use the brochure much and the web site not at all, as your team is always so well informed that we took their advice and you came up trumps again!" Read full review: 11 nights in Africa; 10 on a South Africa trip
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Miss T & Mr H

"Well planned by Expert Africa"

I visited South Africa between 13 Dec 2015 and 21 Dec 2015
"I felt I got very good advice on how to pace this trip and Claire found some new places for us to try. We had booked a bit late in the season and your usual locations were full. Claire stuck with it and the places she found were fantastic.

Angala is definitely one we would like to return too one day." Read full review: 8 nights in Africa; 3 on a South Africa trip
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22 reviews of Grootbos Reserve by travellers since August 2007
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Where to stay in Grootbos Reserve

Our suggestions for places to stay in Grootbos Private Nature Reserve

Grootbos Garden Lodge

Garden Lodge

The Garden Lodge at Grootbos is a high-quality retreat in this fascinating, well-cared-for reserve which caters as well to families with young children as it does for couples and small groups.

97% (14 reviews)
Grootbos Forest Lodge

Forest Lodge

Set in a magical milkwood forest, Grootbos Forest Lodge is a well-run modern retreat offering a high-quality environment in which to relax, and to enjoy some of the guided activities on offer.

100% (8 reviews)

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