Nestled in the foothills of the Cederberg Mountains, only 270 km or a 3-hour drive from Cape Town; lies Bushmans Kloof Wilderness Reserve & Wellness Retreat.
A unique wilderness experience in an ecological oasis and magical land; among wide open plains, ancient sandstone formations, and crystal clear waterfalls. This spiritual retreat is a haven of staggering beauty and timeless tranquillity; where abundant wildlife roams free. It is a place to feel the pulse of an extraordinary and ancient landscape; to reconnect with nature and the essence of life.
The multi-award-winning lodge is a proud Relais & Châteaux member and forms part of the family-run Red Carnation Hotel Collection. Bushmans Kloof is also a member of National Geographic Unique Lodges of the World; the highest standards of hospitality and sustainability; add to the experience of this unforgettable wilderness adventure.
A South African Natural Heritage Site, it boasts an abundance of indigenous flora and fauna; including many endangered species; and is home to over 150 kinds of birds, 750 plant species, and over 35 species of mammals; including the rare Cape mountain zebra.
Bushmans Kloof offers guests the ability to experience natural Africa in 5-star style. Be at one with nature at this retreat; with awe-inspiring wildlife and reserve activities, a multitude of dining experiences, and of course; caring service with warm smiles at every turn.
Bushmans Kloof Wilderness Reserve Accommodation
Bushmans Kloof has 14 x spacious rooms, two suites, and two villas set amid lush indigenous gardens. Individually decorated with a beautiful collection of handpicked art, décor, antiques, and heritage furniture pieces. Together they celebrate the history and culture of the region. Private terraces deliver panoramic wilderness views; while Bushmans Kloof’s dedication to generous hospitality; ensures your stay will be filled with delightful surprises and thoughtful touches.
Bushmans Kloof Main Lodge
14 x luxurious and indulgently comfortable guest rooms and 2 x suites accommodate up to 38 x guests; offering breathtaking views across the indigenous gardens. Individually decorated in light colors with natural fabrics and traditional furnishings. All offer private patios and en-suite bathrooms.
Koro Lodge Accommodation
Approximately 2 kilometers from the main lodge, and within easy walking distance of one of the main dams; is Koro Lodge, a completely private villa. A special fun-filled children’s program is offered to entertain and stimulate; in addition to the exciting outdoor family or group activities; such as mountain biking, canoeing (equipped with life jackets), hiking, star gazing, and swimming in rock pools and waterfalls.
It is ideally suited to families and friends traveling together. This villa welcomes children of all ages and can host up to 6 x adults and 4 x children.
Cederberg House Accommodation
Inspired by the timeless design of Cape Dutch architecture; Cederberg House overlooks the tranquil banks of the Boontjies River, therefore; guests get an exclusive window to the wilderness and beyond. In addition, the house features a private guide to explore the magical wilderness of Bushmans Kloof; thus making it ideal for families and groups of friends.
Bushmans Kloof Wilderness Reserve Cuisine
Lauded for its award-winning wine list and authentic Cape cuisine, Bushmans Kloof offers an extraordinary dining experience; with a taste profusion of healthy, homestyle comfort food served at any of the spectacular dining venues. These include cozy fireside dining in the Homestead or Makana; picnics in the fynbos amidst soaring rock formations and cascading waterfalls, and barbeques at Embers under magical starry skies. Private or ‘extraordinary dining’ options are at an additional cost.
The decadent High Tea is every afternoon either at Makana; or on the Manor House deck beneath the broad boughs of towering Wild Fig trees. Guests are able to choose their favorites, which arrive elegantly plated at the table. The ever-changing menu of teatime treats includes an array of sweet and savory options.
Things to do
Bushmans Kloof Wilderness Reserve Spa
The intimate Spa provides a welcome sanctuary with an inspiring holistic healing and wellness focus; deeply rooted in nature, offering solace for body, mind, and spirit. Renew your health and let nature heal you with restorative treatments at the newly transformed Spa; or the breathtaking riverside Spa Gazebo with panoramic views across the never ending landscape.
Bushmans Kloof operates on the best available rates. Therefore; rates fluctuate according to demand. Let us know your dates, and we’ll find the best rates for you. Use the below as an indication only.
Stay 4, Pay 3 Offer
Stay for four nights and only pay for three
Value add when staying in a Deluxe Room or higher category room type:
Enjoy a complimentary Kadoro dinner for 2 once during your stay.
Valid until 19th December 2023 and from 6th January 2024 until 19th December 2024
Stay 3, Pay 2 Offer
Stay for three nights and only pay for two.
Valid until 30th September 2023 and from the 1st April 2024 until 31st August 2024
The above special offers at Bushmans Kloof are:
Applicable to all room types including Cederberg House and Koro Lodge
Offer is accumulative and not combinable with other promotions, or packages at Bushmans Kloof
The offers are subject to availability and may be blocked out over peak periods.
If you are interested in visiting Bushman’s Kloof Wilderness Retreat, why not combine your stay at Red Carnation’s other properties? Our Best South Africa Locations Package includes staying at Bushman’s Kloof and in Cape Town (12 Apostles Hotel and Spa) and Umhlanga Rocks in Durban (Oyster Box). For the ultimate South African vacation.
Romance at Bushmans Kloof
The remoteness at Bushmans Kloof makes it a special place for honeymooners but we also do weddings at Bushmans Kloof. A perfect choice for a destination wedding in South Africa.
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