Bushmans Kloof

Cederberg Mountains, Western Cape, South Africa

At a Glance

  • Go for magnificent scenic walks

  • Marvel at the ancient Bushman's paintings

  • Go horse riding through the wilderness

  • Relax in the beautiful spa

  • Visit during the flower season and marvel at the South African Proteas

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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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Insider's View

Visiting the extraordinary San Bushmen Rock art paintings at Bushman’s Kloof, was a real eye opening experience, humbling as some of them have been dated back to 10,000 years ago. A fascinating insight as to how these resourceful people hunted, collected berries and existed in this rugged terrain.

See the carpet of Cape wildflowers between July and October.

Go fishing for the beautiful Clanwilliam yellow - on a catch and release basis

Enjoy a romantic dinner for two in the secluded Shepherd's Hut - lit only by lanterns!

Call us on 858 345 1761 to start planning your vacation to Bushmans Kloof or take a look at our itineraries to Cape Town

Description

Bushman's Kloof is a retreat of unparalleled beauty and recreational diversity. It is a refuge for body and soul, set deep in the malaria free Cederberg Mountains. The exquisite 16 rooms are equipped with modern amenities.

Bushman’s Kloof Wilderness Reserve and Retreat is a luxury five-star ecological oasis and wilderness experience located a mere 270 kilometers from Cape Town (approximately a 3-hour 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 it 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.

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Accommodation

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 room suitable for up to four children.

Childcare

There is a minimum age of 10 years for those staying at Bushmans Kloof. However, Koro Lodge welcomes children of all ages.

Facilities

The main lodge has a lovely swimming pool for guests to enjoy between activities, there is a fantastic spa, a gym, library and curio shop selling lovely local crafts.

Activities

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.

Reviews

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The Gold List 2012 - Set on a private, 7,500-hectare game reserve in the Western Cape's Cederberg Mountains, Bushman's Kloof has 16 rooms and suites divided between its Main Lodge and Koro Lodge, a private villa for families and groups of friends. Guides can arrange nature drives and excursions into the bush to look at ancient rock art, as well as fly-fishing and hiking. There are four pools, a spa and a gym.

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Louisa Verney (Staff)

The drive up from Cape Town into the Cederburg Mountain was stunning, first through farmland and then up into the rugged mountains. Bushmans Kloof is one of the places I have wanted to visit most in South Africa over the last 10 years and it did not disappoint. The mountains and scenery on the property are just spectacular and you have that incredible feeling space, that I most miss living in London. Bushmans really is one of these places that you can do as much or as little as you like. They have mountain bikes and you can go for walks on your own as there are no predators on the reserve and I just loved being able to get out and stretch my legs in such beautiful surroundings. The rooms were all so cosy and it was a real treat to be able to curl up in my four poster bed at the end of a busy day.

Experiences

  • Bay Harbour Market - Hout Bay

    Bay Harbour Market is situated on the water’s edge in an old fish factory in Hout Bay Harbour. The market boasts more than 100 stalls selling a huge variety of local produce from arts and crafts to fashion, jewelry and authentic South African food.

  • Bike and Saddle Cycling Tours

    What better way to experience the varied landscapes of the Cape Peninsula than by bike? Bike and Saddle has six routes ranging from a three hour tour around Cape Town, to a full day tour of the Cape Peninsula, there is something to suit everyone.

  • Cable car trip to the peak of Table Mountain

    Table Mountain, at 1086 meters above sea level, forms the impressive backdrop to Cape Town. An impressive natural landmark with a 3km flat plateau at the summit, a cable car trip to the top is the best way to experience its breathtaking views.

  • Cape Peninsula - Family

    This guided day out is perfect for the whole family with treasure hunts in Kirstenbosch Gardens, fishing in Kalk Bay, stand up paddle boarding with penguins and game viewing in the Cape peninsula reserve.

  • Classic Car Hire in Cape Town

    Hire a classic car for the day and cruise the beautiful winding coastal roads of the cape.

  • Dinner at La Colombe

    La Colombe has relocated to the Silvermist Organic Wine Estate at the top of Constantia Nek. Enjoy sweeping views of the Constantia Valley and Hout Bay, and feast on head chef Scot Kirton's creations. Commonly called the best restaurant in Constantia.

  • Dinner at The Greenhouse

    Peter Tempelhoff, executive chef at The Greenhouse, stays on the cutting-edge of South African cuisine with ever-changing seasonal menus, showcasing contemporary cooking techniques and culinary styles.

  • Explore Long Street and Kloof Street

    Explore the City Bowl area of Cape Town along the streets of Long and Kloof. Kloof Street runs downhill from the lower slopes of Table Mountain to merge with Long Street and descend to the Waterfront area.

  • Family Private Cape Adventure

    Explore the Cape with a professional guide and private custom-built Adventure Utility Vehicle fully equipped with surfboards, stand up paddle boards, hiking packs and more for a day that combines adventure and sightseeing!

  • First Thursdays - Cape Town

    On the first Thursday of every month explore the art galleries of Cape Town until late. Museums and cultural attractions open their doors and allow visitors to spend the evening discovering the rich culture of the city.

  • Footsteps and township private tour

    Discover the tumultuous history of South Africa with a guided walking tour around Cape Town, and meet some of the residents, with a chance to learn about how they come together to create a strong community in the city's townships.

  • Full Day Cape Point Tour

    Your driver will collect you and drive you down the West coast of the Cape Peninsula. He will introduce you to the geography and cultural history, culminating at the Cape itself. You will drive back via Boulders Beach to see the penguins.

  • Full Day Cape Town and Table Mountain

    A full-day tour visiting Table Mountain for unforgettable views, returning to the city through the Malay Quarter, and incorporating a two-hour walking tour stopping at many of the city’s most important landmarks.

  • Great White Shark Cage Diving

    Great white shark cage diving is an experience like no other. To get up close to the ocean's number one predator in its natural environment is a humbling experience you will never forget.

  • Great White Shark Diving

    Great white shark cage diving is an experience like no other. To get up close to the ocean's number one predator in its natural environment is a humbling experience you will never forget.

  • Harley Davidson in Cape Town

    Is there a cooler way to explore the Cape and wider South Africa than hiring a Harley-Davidson and winding your way along the coastal roads or through the mountainous Winelands?

  • Hike or Climb Table Mountain

    Why not do something a bit different during your stay in Cape Town, get outdoors and experience some of the best climbing and hiking in the world? Take a hike or rock climbing trip up Table Mountain whilst taking in the breathtaking views all around you.

  • Horseriding on Noordhoek Beach

    For a unique day out in Cape Town, take a horseback ride along the five-mile long, picturesque Noordhoek Beach. Noordhoek is the longest beach in Cape Town and has spectacular views of Table Mountain and the Chapman's Peak.

  • Kirstenbosch Botanical Gardens

    Kirstenbosch Botanical Garden is acclaimed as one of the great botanic gardens of the world, and thought by many to be the most beautiful garden in Africa. Don't miss out on a visit to this magical treasure of Cape Town.

  • Paragliding over Cape Town

    For the adrenaline junky, paragliding over Cape Town is the ultimate way to witness incredible views of the city. Take off from Lions Head or Signal Hill and let your instructor do the flying while you sit back and simply take it all in.

  • Penguins at Boulders Beach

    There are few places on earth where you can enjoy an experience quite like this. Get up close to the breeding colony of penguins, share their little sandy beach and even paddle into the sea to swim with them.

  • Robben Island Trip

    A short ferry ride from the V and A Waterfront in Cape Town is the famous Robben Island, a cultural must-do when staying in Cape Town, this trip gives an insight into South Africa's difficult history, as well as brilliant views across Cape Towns harbor.

  • Seal Island

    Seal Island, is a small island, around 200 meters in length and a 15-minute boat ride from Hout Bay. The island has become a breeding colony for around 6000 Cape Fur Seals and several operators offer daily trips to the island.

  • Shopping on the V&A Waterfront

    The V&A waterfront in Cape Town houses over 226 shops and is an excellent place to visit for evening entertainment, shopping, cafés, and al-fresco dining.

  • The Garden at Babylonstoren

    Take the opportunity to explore the wonderful acres of Babylonstoren's gardens. Team up with the gardeners for a fun and interactive experience.

  • Uthando

    Uthando South Africa is an award winning, international and innovative Non Profit and Fair Trade certified organization which raises funds for community development projects in Cape Town and South Africa.

  • Visit the dramatic Capes

    The stunning cliff scenery surrounding Cape Town is part of the dramatic South African coastline. Visit the Cape of Good Hope and Cape Agulhas for the beautiful views across the Indian and Atlantic Oceans, that meet at the most southern tip of Africa.

  • Walk in the Company's Garden

    Set in the City Bowl area of Cape Town, a walk around the Company's Garden is an introduction to the very origins of the city itself. Originally established in 1647, the Dutch East India Company used this garden to re-supply its ships passing the Cape.

  • Whale watching on the Western Cape

    Southern right whales visit the Western Cape from about June to December every year. These beautiful gentle giants congregate to the shores of Hermanus all the way along the coast line towards Plettenberg Bay.

  • Wine Tasting along the Constantia Wine Route

    South Africa is well known for its exquisite Winelands and Constantia was one of the first wine-producing areas in the western cape, dating back to the 1600s, spend a day visiting the areas famous vineyards as you take in the beautiful scenery.

Vacation Ideas

  • Highlights of the Western Cape

    Cape Town & Cederberg Mountains

    from $2200 pp 10 nights

    • Impeccable and friendly service
    • Delicious breakfasts with a different flavour smoothie each morning
    • Iced water in cool boxes for every couple on the beach

Location & 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.

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