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!

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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 kilometres 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.

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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.

How to get there

It is an 11-hour 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.

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