Bushmans Kloof Wilderness Reserve

 

General

At the foothills of the Cederberg Mountains, Bushmans Kloof Wilderness Reserve & Wellness Retreat is an ecological oasis within a roughly hewn and magical land. This spiritual retreat is a haven of staggering beauty and timeless tranquillity, where abundant wildlife roam free.  Offering a distinctive wilderness experience among wide open plains, ancient sandstone formations and crystal clear waterfalls, it is a place to feel the pulse of an extraordinary and ancient landscape, and reconnect with nature and the essence of life.

Located only 270 km from Cape Town, the multi-award-winning lodge is a proud Relais & Châteaux member, and forms part of the family-run Red Carnation Hotel Collection. Sixteen luxurious and indulgently comfortable guest rooms and suites are each individually designed with natural materials and elegant finishes, offering breathtaking views across the indigenous gardens. Koro Lodge, the private villa, is located in a secluded corner of the reserve (4 km away from the Main Lodge). Welcoming children of all ages, this independently catered for villa is ideally suited to families and friends travelling together, and includes the services of a personal chef and guide.

Lauded for its award-winning wine list and authentic Cape cuisine, Bushmans Kloof offers an extraordinary dining experience with a taste profusion of healthy, home-style comfort food served at any of the spectacular dining venues. These include cosy 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.

Bushmans Kloof is a place of natural wonder where guests may indulge in an infinite range of exhilarating activities, or do absolutely nothing but inhale the beauty and tranquillity of nature. 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.

A host of enriching, relaxing and invigorating experiences are on offer, including educational talks at the Heritage Centre, and guided walks to some of 130 ancient Bushman rock art sites that are found in the reserve. This provides an extraordinary opportunity to gain deeper insight into the fascinating history of the Bushman in the Cederberg wilderness area. Guests may also participate in an assortment of exhilarating outdoor activities such as nature drives, botanical walks, mountain biking, archery and fly fishing.

The intimate Spa provides welcome sanctuary with an inspiring holistic healing and wellness focus deeply rooted in nature, offers solace for body, mind and spirit. Succumb to the peaceful sounds of nature at the riverside Spa Gazebo and lose yourself in a timeless world of luxury and comfort in this captivating wilderness reserve.

Luxury Room

Luxury Rooms all have private patios and en suite bathrooms. There is convenient access to one of the four crystalline swimming pools at the lodge. Luxury rooms overlook landscaped gardens, and the breathtaking beauty of the untamed yonder.

Deluxe Rooms

Our Deluxe Rooms are all exquisitely and individually designed with expansive views and convenient access to one of the four superb, crystalline pools at the lodge. All include relaxing lounge areas for an indulgent and luxurious experience in this unparalleled location. Satellite TV, DVDs and an iPod docking station ensure guests have all the mod cons necessary. Some Deluxe Rooms include a cosy fireplace for wintry evenings. Please see the Niven Family Deluxe Room for larger groups or families.

Niven Family Deluxe Room

This is an ideal choice for families and sharing groups. Splendid luxury, an extraordinary location and, of course convenience, makes for an unforgettable family experience. The suite includes a master bedroom with king-size bed, a secondary room (easily converted into twin or double), two en-suite bathrooms and a gorgeous private terrace.

Paterson Suite

The Paterson Suite is located in the original Manor House, a lovingly restored farmhouse dating back to 1843. Warm your toes by the fire, or gaze out at breathtaking terrace views of the river and mountains. The suite features a king-size bed, separate lounge area, large private patio and an en suite, designer bathroom and heated towel rails.

Riverside Supreme Suite

The Riverside Supreme Suite is a magical and secluded haven on the banks of the babbling Boontjies River. It encompasses all that is unique and special about Bushmans Kloof, embracing the timeless beauty of the heart of the Cederberg. This intimate and elegant suite features a separate lounge with a welcoming fireplace, large terrace, outdoor shower and its own heated swimming pool.

Ideal for a romantic escape, a special occasion or to simply enjoy the pampering and peace of this gentle retreat. The suite is surrounded by the breathtaking natural beauty of wind-sculpted, jagged rock formations, crystal rock pools, and lush green lawns. The contemporary-classical interior is simultaneously luxurious and fresh, enhanced by refined earth tones and offset with wood and stone finishes.

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