Bushmans Kloof Wilderness Reserve & Wellness Retreat
Nestled at the foothills of the Cederberg Mountains in South Africa, the award-winning Bushmans Kloof offers guests a unique wilderness experience. It is here at this luxurious ecological oasis that you will lose yourself among open plains, sandstone formations and ancient bush art sites dating back 10 000 years. Outdoor enthusiasts will be impressed by the abundant bird, plant and mammal species on the reserve, and get to enjoy it on exhilarating outdoor experiences like nature drives, botanical walks, mountain-biking, archery and fly-fishing.
Accommodation comprises 17 guest rooms and suites, with Koro Lodge, an exclusive private villa, ideally suited to families and groups. When it comes to cuisine and quality, Bushmans Kloof prides itself in its own organic garden that provides fresh, robust produce. The menu consists of authentic Cape cuisine that captures the flavours of the region, with the addition of indigenous ‘fynbos’ to add to this fusion of innovative and traditional fare.
Why we like it here
Bushmans Kloof is renowned for passionate service and generous hospitality.
The Spa recently earned an award for being the Best Spa in Africa & the Indian Ocean at the Global Spa & Wellness Awards. Here they offer a variety of health and beauty-enhancing treatments which combine ancient wisdom with modern expertise to revitalise the senses and restore a harmonious balance.
They take great pride in their award-winning wine list, which offers a superb variety of South African wines, French Champagnes and Cognacs, as well as a superb Bouchard Finlayson selection.
Extraordinary dining experiences await guests in venues around the reserve. These include The Homestead at the heart of the Reserve, Embers for starlit al fresco dining, Kadoro which is a secluded shepherds cottage, Makana which is great for fireside feasting, The Walled Vegetable Garden for intimate outdoor dining, Reserve Picnics and the Riverside
Boma for romantic private dining.
Enjoy walks to over 130 ancient Bushman rock art sites on the reserve.
The property has 4 outdoor pools, of which one is heated.
The Heritage Centre is an integral part of the main homestead, which serves to provide guests with information about the history and lives of the San people. Guests can enjoy a selection of artefacts, images, jewellery, dancing sticks, hunting kits, musical instruments, dolls, digging sticks and magic sets made by the San. It also has a collection of exceptional photographs documenting San culture that depict scenes of daily activities of the Bushmen, by renowned wildlife photographer Michael Poliza.
Things to be aware of
The Main Lodge does not allow children under the age of 8 years. However, Koro Lodge is ideal for families and groups, including children of any age.