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Bushmans Kloof

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From R 2950 per person sharing

  • Single supplements and child discounts may apply
  • Price varies with seasonality and room options
  • Indicative price is for low season

 

Offering the very best in luxury accommodation, Bushmans Kloof Wilderness Reserve & Wellness Retreat is an exclusive and private wilderness reserve and wellness retreat within the untamed wilderness of the Cederberg Mountains. The sparsely populated region is well known in South Africa for its spectacular natural features, Bushman rock art and jaw-dropping displays of colour in the flower season.

WHAT MAKES BUSHMANS KLOOF SPECIAL?

Surrounded by timeless beauty that exudes a mystical energy, combined with high standards of service, generous hospitality, splendid luxury and pampering spa treatments, this award-winning lodge offers a wilderness experience of healing and wellbeing. Delicious organic cuisine created from the freshest produce is served in breathtaking dining locations. A sanctuary for over 130 Bushman Rock Art sites, guests may interact freely with nature and participate in exciting outdoor adventures here, amidst wide-open plains, crystal clear waterfalls and the majestic rock formations of the Cederberg. 

THE RESERVE

The reserve encompasses 7 500 hectares of protected land, showcasing the unique fynbos in an area of natural botanical richness that includes more than 755 indigenous plant species. The unusual sandstone formations and turrets contain bands of shale that are rich in fossils. 

Bushmans Kloof is a predator-free area and protects one of the largest private herds of the endangered Cape Mountain Zebra in the world, along with the endangered Clanwilliam Yellowfish and the endemic Clanwilliam Cedar Tree. 

Bontebok, red hartebeest, grey rhebok, ostrich and smaller creatures such as the bat-eared fox, African wildcat, Cape fox, caracal, Cape clawless otter, baboon, dassie, klipspringer, aardwolf and aardvark also roam the plains and rocky outcrops of the reserve. The huge diversity of birdlife includes over 150 species, from the great African Fish Eagle to the jewel-like Sunbird, with the dams attracting resident waterfowl. 

The Lodge

Bushmans Kloof offers a range of beautifully proportioned rooms, suites and a private villa, accommodating up to 34 guests, all in sublimely appointed spaces. 

Indulgently comfortable and individually designed suites with private terraces are dotted throughout magnificent botanical gardens. 

The Manor House dates back to 1843. Its luxury rooms overlook landscaped gardens and the untamed yonder. All rooms have private patios and convenient access to one of the four superb crystalline swimming pools at the lodge. 

Koro Lodge is an entirely independent, child-friendly, private villa with a large terrace and a private infinity pool, the perfect retreat for friends and families to come together. Comfortably and luxuriously styled with beautiful, handcrafted South African furnishings, it includes the services of a dedicated chef, host, and a guide with a game-viewing vehicle at your disposal. 

CREATURE COMFORTS

Bushmans Kloof provides a transcendent gourmet experience focusing on the authentic flavour of the Cape. The organic garden and indigenous fynbos ingredients add a distinctly ‘Cape’ dimension to a fusion of innovative and traditional fare, served with impeccable service and hospitality. The acclaimed cellar and wine list has been the recipient of the Diners Club International Wine List of the Year Award, ensuring that the finest wines are available to complement your meal. Extraordinary dining experiences, served in a variety of spectacular al fresco dining areas, are available on request.

Bushmans Kloof’s award winning, state-of-the-art Spa is a getaway unlike any other, with signature experiences and unique facilities. 

Swim in the still waters of the dam, crystalline rock pools under cascading waterfalls, or in one of the four swimming pools dotted throughout the majestic botanical gardens. 

The Fitness Centre helps you maintain fitness levels during your stay and yoga mats are provided in all guest rooms.

THE EXPERIENCE 

A range of daily rock art excursions offers insight into the rich spiritual culture of the Bushman. Bushmans Kloof is the proud custodian of 130 Bushman rock art sites and its Heritage Centre features an extraordinary collection of artefacts. 

Guided nature drives depart in the late afternoon, and include sundowners and picnics served at scenic spots throughout the drive. Guided walking tours or bike tours offer a selection of graded trails across the reserve. Backpacks filled with delicious goodies, maps and other useful items are provided. 

AND MORE…

  • Canoeing the tributaries of the Olifants River.
  • Catch and release fly fishing for Clanwilliam Yellowfish at one of the dams.
  • A tour of the organic gardens at the lodge.
  • Wine tasting at the award-winning wine cellar.
  • A game of croquet on the manicured lawns near the lodge.
  • Archery equipment is available.
  • Unparalleled stargazing in crystal-clear skies most of the year.