The former Platinum Stars man had given South Africa a first half lead, only for ex-Kaizer Chiefs striker Knowledge Musona to score twice after the break for the famous victory.
Nonetheless, Grobler says he will take positives from the game in Harare.
“This was the moment I’ve been waiting for since I started playing professional football,” he tells KickOff.com.
“I felt honoured when I walked out onto the pitch for my first game for Bafana Bafana and scoring the goal made the occasion even more special, and something I will cherish for the rest of my life.”
He added: “Despite the defeat, we must take a lot of positives from the game as the coach gave many youngsters a chance to play, which will benefit the country in the long run.”
Grobler, who is now plying his trade in Turkey with Goztepe Izmir, says he is happy with how life abroad was going.
“I am enjoying my stay in Turkey and have played every game since joining Goztepe. I think this was one of the best decisions in my soccer career to come and play here.”