Condé Nast Traveller unveiled the winners of the 2022 Gold List, highlighting the editor’s all-time favorite hotels around the world that exemplify the gold standard of service and hospitality.

Grootbos Private Nature Reserve has been listed as South Africa’s best hotel, recognizing Grootbos as a luxury eco-reserve, set in the heart of the Cape Floristic Kingdom, with a deep commitment to conservation, community and sustainability. This recognition shows Grootbos’ passion for authentic experiences reflecting the unique sense of place in one of the world’s renowned flora biodiversity hotspots.

Our Gold List is a testament to our audience’s love of experiential travel and hotels that deliver on authenticity and world-class hospitality.” Divia Thani, Global Director of Condé Nast Traveller.

“We are extremely honoured to receive this recognition from Condé Nast” says Sean Ingles, General Manager, Grootbos Private Nature Reserve. “At a time when visitors are rethinking the meaning of travel, we continue to offer unique nature-based activities and meaningful connections. Grootbos has been dedicated to creating a luxury immersive experience, celebrating our unique botanical culture of the Cape Floristic Region”