Bushman’s Kloof Wilderness Reserve and Retreat is a luxury five-star ecological oasis and wilderness experience located a mere 270 kilometres from Cape Town (approximately three hours drive).
A stay at Bushman’s Kloof can be as active as you choose. Explore the region on foot, by bike or canoe. Try fly fishing, go on game drives, visit the infamous rock art, or simply indulge yourselves in the spa and relax in the infinity pool. The area is a haven for botanists, nature enthusiasts or those who simply want to unwind in peaceful surroundings.
All rooms are beautifully furnished with magnificent views of the mountains and wilderness beyond.The cuisine is first class with a number of locations in which you can eat. Whether it may be a picnic set up on a hillside or dining next to an open fire your taste buds are certainly catered for.
Koro Lodge is a private catered villa in the reserve ideal for families and offers a completely exclusive service. With two master bedrooms and a loft area accommodating up to four children, this villa joins the ultimate in luxury.
Accommodating a maximum of 32 guests in seven luxury rooms, six deluxe rooms and three suites, all suites and guest rooms are elegantly appointed and furnished to create a feeling of peacefulness. Yoga mats are provided in all of the guest rooms.
Guest rooms are either in cottages set among landscaped gardens and pools, or form part of the original Manor House (circa 1843), where the suites were named after early Scottish pioneers and explorers. There is also a separate villa, Koro Lodge, which is an existing farmhouse, nestled in the reserve. Koro is an intimate villa, surrounded by open vistas of wilderness and wildlife, joining ultimate luxury with nature. It has two double rooms and a loft rooms suitable for up to four children.
Exclusive Use Private House
There is a minimum age of 10 years for those staying at Bushmans Kloof. However, Koro Lodge welcomes children of all ages.
The main lodge has a lovely swimming pools for guests to enjoy between activities, there is a fantastic spa, a gym, library and curio shop selling lovely local crafts.
There are a wide range of activities for guests to enjoy including; hiking, walking, mountain biking, swimming, canoeing, star gazing, bird watching, painting, croquet, archery, visiting rock art, fly fishing, and rock climbing. For relaxation the Spa is on site with professional therapists offering a selection of signature massage, body and skin treatments.
When to travel
South Africa is a year-round destination with Cape Town at it's best from September to April. The summers are generally warm and dry, while winters tend to be wet and cool, the rains brought on by fierce north westerly gales. Neither season experiences extremes of temperature, thanks to prevailing winds. Summer (Nov-Mar) is the hottest with temperatures 20-40°C. Mid season (Apr, May, Sep, Oct) temps between 10-30°C. Winter (from June- Aug) is the low season with temps 0-25°C. The whale migration takes place between late July and early November.
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Location and directions
Cederberg Mountains, Western Cape, South Africa
Bushmans Kloof is nestled at the foothills of the Cederberg mountains, just 270km from Cape Town. The road to Bushmans Kloof passes through some of South Africa's most beautiful, yet least explored countryside. Rolling wheatfields and wide vistas sweep over the rich, black soil of the Swartland.
How to get there
11-hours 50-minute British Airways flight from London Heathrow to Cape Town International Airport. The airport is a 3-hour 30-minute scenic drive from the hotel.