Bushmans Kloof Wilderness Reserve and Wellness Retreat

For that special dining experience.

Location:   Cederberg Mountains  about 3.5 hrs drive from Cape Town

Best time to visit:   Any time as each season has its advantages.

Approximate per night rate :   

Hotel/area activities: So  much to do at this resort especially when  the flowers  are blooming.

 Activities 

Rock Art & Heritage
130 ancient rock art sites and unique history
Canoeing at Bushmans Kloof
7,500 hectares of great outdoors to explore
Creative & Gourmet
Gourmet food at Bushmans Kloof
Goue Vallei Wine Cellars
Discover the secrets and treasures of The Cederberg
Nature & Wildlife
Enriching wilderness experiences
The Spa & Fitness

 

Nestled in the foothills of the Cederberg Mountains lies Bushmans Kloof Wilderness Reserve and Wellness Retreat; an ecological oasis within a roughly hewn and magical land. Bushmans Kloof offers a distinctive wilderness experience among open plains and ancient sandstone formations. It is a place to reconnect with the natural world and feel the pulse of an extraordinary and ancient landscape.

As a Relais & Châteaux property, the lodge offers splendid luxury, generous hospitality and all modern amenities. The reserve, located just 270km from Cape Town, is predator and malaria free.

Bushmans Kloof has been consistently lauded for its outstanding dedication to the preservation of the 7500 hectare reserve; a sanctuary for many species of endangered flora and fauna.

A South African Natural Heritage Site, Bushmans Kloof is custodian of over 130 ancient Bushman rock art sites in the reserve and located in the Cape Floral Kingdom one of the South African UNESCO World Heritage Sites.

As custodians of over 130  Bushman rock art sites, Bushmans Kloof is recognised as a South African National Heritage Site, positioned within the Cape Floral Kingdom, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Bushmans Kloof is a Relais and Chateaux property, setting the highest standard in hospitality.

  • Diners Club International Wine List of the Year Diamond Award five years running
  • Among the Top 20 Leisure Hotels in Africa, Middle East and Indian Ocean in the Condé Nast Traveller Readers Awards 2012
  • Awarded Virtuoso Sustainable Tourism Leadership Award 2012
  • Graded Three Flutes in the Long Wine List category in South Africa’s Wine List of the Year Awards 2012
  • TripAdvisor Certificate of Excellence 2012
  • Named Best for Food in the Condé Nast Traveller UK Gold List 2012
  • Awarded Diamond Certification by Diners Club Winelist Awards 2011
  • Named among South Africa’s finest spas in the 2011 Les Nouvelles Esthetiques Spa Awards
  • Named one of the Best Hotels for Food in Africa, Middle East and the Indian Ocean in Condé Nast Traveller UK Gold
    List 2011
  • Voted as One of the Best Places in the World to Stay in the Condé Nast Traveller UK Gold List for 2011
  • Ranked 18th in the World’s Top 100, and 4th in the Middle East, Africa & Indian Ocean Islands category 2010 by Condè Nast Traveller UK magazine, UK Readers’ Travel Awards
  • Voted No.1 in Africa and the Middle East and No.2 overall in the Travel + Leisure’s World’s Best Service Awards 2010
  • Voted as No.1 World’s Best Hotel and No.1 Africa’s Best Hotel in Travel + Leisure’s 500 World’s Best Hotels 2010, receiving a score of 98.67
  • Named as one of the Best places to stay in the World in the 2010 Condé Nast Traveller UK Gold List, receiving an overall score of 88.8
  • Named as one of the Top Three Hotels in Africa, Middle East and Indian Ocean for food in the Condé Nast Traveller UK 2010 Gold List

Bushmans Kloof is a multi award-winning lodge, owned by the family-run Red Carnation Hotel Collection. It consists of 16 luxurious guest rooms and suites, as well as Koro Lodge, a private, fully-catered villa close to the main lodge.


THE LODGE

At the heart of Bushmans Kloof is the Homestead, providing guests with the opportunity to enjoy conversation on the terrace, a single malt whisky in the convivial bar or an evening dip in the heated pool. The restaurant offers world-class dining and fine wines from our award-winning cellar. Our two lounges invite fireside chats, after-dinner drinks, or a catch-up of current events on the flatscreen TV. Our well-stocked library and fitness centre are open to all.

The cottages and crystal pools punctuate exquisite botanical gardens, while rolling lawns provide a gentle transition between your elegant suite and the dramatic rocky landscape beyond.

Though the surroundings are therapy in themselves, the Spa is the focus of the natural healing energy of Bushmans Kloof. Book a treatment in this peaceful sanctuary during your stay to rejuvenate and replenish your spirit. The Sap is accessible to residents only and does not offer day spa visitor facilities.

Guests are also invited to visit our fascinating Heritage Centre, which features a permanent exhibition of the Rudner Collection of Bushman artefacts.

Our organic herb and vegetable garden supplies the kitchens with vibrantly fresh produce used to create our exquisite cuisine.


THE RESERVE

Nature walks and sunset drives allow guests to view over 200 bird and animal species, and to get up-close-and-personal with over 755 species of indigenous fynbos. Between July and October, thousands of spring flowers transform the veld into a vibrant palette of colours.

A successful programme of species re-introduction followed great efforts to rehabilitate the reserve. Continued conservation and preservation practices have seen truly triumphant results for the undertaking.

If you’re up for something active, Bushmans Kloof provides a wealth of recreational pursuits within the reserve, from hiking, mountain biking, and canoeing, to archery, fly-fishing and croquet. Guests can also take tours of the spellbinding ancient Bushman rock art on the 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.

 

Features

Amenities include:
En-suite bathroom with separate bath and shower
Air conditioning, ceiling fans and under-floor heating
In-room safe
Well stocked mini-bar
Luxury bed linen
Custom designed soft furnishings
Soothing and pampering private-label toiletries
Bathrobes
Tea and coffee unit
Direct-dial telephone
Discreet housekeeping three times daily
No televisions in rooms
Complimentary wireless internet access available throughout the main lodge
All rooms are non-smoking

      Deluxe Room

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.


 

Features

Amenities include:
Lounge area (either separate or within the bedroom)
Fireplace (available only in some Deluxe Rooms)
Satellite TV, DVD player, CD player and iPod docking station
En-suite bathroom with separate bath and shower
Luxury bed linen
Custom designed soft furnishings
Soothing and pampering private-label toiletries – B|Africa room amenities
Bathrobes and slippers
Discreet housekeeping three times daily
All rooms are non-smoking

 

Luxury Rooms

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.

Features

Amenities include:
Lounge area
Satellite TV, DVD player, CD player and iPod docking station
Luxury bed linen
Custom designed soft furnishings
Soothing and pampering private-label toiletries – B| Africa room amenities
Bathrobes and slippers
Discreet housekeeping three times daily
All rooms are non-smoking



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

 

Features

Separate lounge area
Fireplace
Satellite TV, DVD player, CD player and iPod docking station
En-suite bathroom with separate bath and shower
Luxury bed linen
Custom designed soft furnishings
Soothing and pampering private-label toiletries – B| Africa room amenities
Bathrobes and slippers
Air conditioning, ceiling fans and underfloor heating
Flat screen satellite television, DVD, CD player and iPod docking station
In-room safe
Well stocked mini-bar
Tea and coffee unit
Direct-dial telephone
Discreet housekeeping three times daily
Complimentary wireless internet access available throughout the main lodge
All suites are non-smoking

 

      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.


Riverside Suite Facilities:

Spacious master suite
Separate living room
Private heated infinity pool
Outdoor Shower
Large Private Patio
Flat screen Satellite TV in lounge and bedroom
Complimentary WiFi (throughout the lodge)
Large Collection of DVD’s and CD’s
iPod Docking Station
Air conditioning, ceiling fans and underfloor heating
In-room Safe
Direct-dial Telephone
Tea and Coffee Unit
Well-stocked Mini-bar
Riverside Suite Special Touches:
Luxury bed linen
Custom designed soft furnishings
Soothing and pampering amenities
Bathrobes and slippers
Discreet housekeeping three times daily

      Luxury Accommodation 



Koro Lodge is available year-round for friends and families to come together and enjoy a sublime location, where savage natural beauty is juxtaposed with modern comforts, thoughtful touches and generous hospitality.

You might like to unwind on the large terrace, or take in a cocktail in the crystalline waters of the private infinity pool.

Delicious braaivleis (barbecued food) and homemade delicacies are always available and prepared especially for you.



Koro Lodge Facilities:

 


2 Master bedrooms, en-suite bathrooms
Outdoor shower
Loft area accommodating four children
Independent family area (can also sleep two), en-suite bathroom
Fully equipped kitchen
Bar/living/dining area
Fireplace
Mini Library
Amenities and equipment for babies and small children (e.g. camp cot, high chair, nappies, baby wipes etc)
Wrap-around terrace
Private infinity pool
Outdoor braai (barbecue)

Koro Lodge Amenities:


Complimentary wireless internet access available throughout the lodge
Satellite TV (dual view)
Ceiling Fans
Air conditioning, ceiling fans and under-floor heating
Direct dial telephone (no mobile phone reception)
Entire villa is non-smoking

Koro Lodge Services:


All meals and a selection of beverages inclusive
Host
Personal Guide
Personal Chef
Housekeeping and laundry service
Pre-arranged spa treatments available at the Main Lodge (Children 8+ welcome)
Transfers between Main Lodge and Koro Lodge
Terms & Conditions apply

Koro Lodge Activities:


Rock Art excursions
Nature drives, sundowners and snacks
Canoeing (life jackets provided)
Mountain biking
Hiking
Star gazing
Swimming
Painting
Children’s games and activities
Picnics
Treasure hunts with Guide
Cooking with the Chef

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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