South African Lodges

Bushmans Kloof Wellness Retreat

Address
Bushmans Kloof Wilderness Reserve
Cederberg Mountains
Clanwilliam 8135
Western Cape
South Africa
Rating
Lodge Type
Spa, Family, Conference, Leisure

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The scenic Bushmans Kloof Wilderness Reserve & Wellness Retreat lies at the foothills of the beautiful Cederberg Mountains in the Western Cape of South Africa. This five-star retreat is only 270 km away from Cape Town itself. Lodge offers the ideal wilderness getaway to restore, escape and relax for business and leisure travelers alike.

Guests have the unique opportunity to discover the magnificent nature with a wide range of outdoor activities or just relax and get pampered at the health and beauty spa or swim in rock pools and near waterfalls. The reserve has been declared a South African Natural Heritage site and is a member of the prestigious Relais & Chateaux hotels. If the Lodge is unable to assist with your booking, then a good alternative would be Grootbos Nature Reserve in Hermanus or Bartholomeus Klip Farmhouse in Ceres.

Accommodation

Lodge accommodates a maximum of 32 guests; all suites and guest rooms are elegantly appointed and furnished to create a feeling of comfort and peace. The hotel 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.

Accommodation features

  •  7 Luxury Rooms with private patio, en-suite bathroom, and shower
  •  7 Deluxe Rooms with large private patio, bathroom and shower en-suite, heated towel rails, lounge area within bedroom, some with fireplaces
  •  1 Suite (Paterson Suite) with large private terrace, en-suite designer bath, and shower, heated towel rails and separate lounge area with fireplace
  •  1 Supreme Suite (Riverside Supreme Suite) with a lounge area and fireplace, flat screen satellite televisions in lounge and bedroom, infinity swimming pool, spacious patio, en-suite bathroom with designer bath and shower; heated towel rails and outdoor shower
  •  1 Intimate Villa (Koro Lodge) with two master bedrooms with en-suite bathroom (one with outdoor shower), loft area accommodates 4 children, independent family living area with bathroom en-suite (can also sleep 2 persons), kitchen, bar and living room area with dining area and fireplace, mini library, amenities and equipment available for babies and small children, wrap around terraces with small private infinity pool and outdoor barbeque area

Hotel room features and amenities:

  •  Luxury bed linen
  •  Custom designed soft furnishings
  •  Soothing and pampering private-label toiletries
  •  Bathrobes
  •  Air conditioning
  •  Underfloor heating
  •  Ceiling fans
  •  In-room safe
  •  Well stocked mini-bar
  •  Tea & coffee facilities
  •  Direct-dial telephone
  •  Discreet housekeeping three times daily
  •  Complimentary wireless Internet access is available throughout the main lodge.

Dining

This Lodge is well known for its delicious country cuisine. Organically grown farm produce as well as fresh ingredients from the hotel's vegetable, fruit and herb gardens are used for the seasonal dishes. Guests are invited to visit the wine cellar to select their wine from an award winning wine list which features top South African wines.

Guests may enjoy the following excellent dining experiences:

  •  The Homestead: a selection of specialties offered each evening from the executive chef’s table d’hôte menu
  •  Makana: a sheltered open-air restaurant with a glorious outlook across sweeping lawns to the river
  •  Embers: a magical dining experience under the stars
  •  Manor House Deck: alfresco dining under ancient wild fig trees
  •  Kadoro: a charming and unique private venue in the reserve
  •  In-Room Dining: for dining in privacy
  •  Picnics: are organized on request

Conferencing

The Lodge can accommodate up to 32 guests whereby menus can be planned to suit the group's requirements.

Conference facilities:

  •  One meeting room with state of the art conference equipment, conference note pads, pens, water, sweets and cordials
  •  Equipment: screen, flipchart and pens, overhead projector, 35mm carousel projector, data projector, speakers and amplifier with DVD/VCR player
  •  Variety of locations can be used for break-away sessions around the lodge
  •  Seating plans.

Activities & Facilities

  •  Guided rock art excursions
  •  Botanical tours
  •  Game viewing and sunset game drive in open game viewing vehicles
  •  Birdwatching
  •  Nature trails for mountain hikes and river walks
  •  Canoeing and swimming in crystal clear natural rock
  •  Pools
  •  Abseiling
  •  Fly-fishing
  •  Health & Beauty Spa
  •  Two lounges with fireplaces
  •  Library and billiard room
  •  Wine cellar
  •  Trading Post Gift Shop.

Health & Beauty Spa

The perfect health and beauty spa offers a sanctuary for the stressed and world-weary traveler. In its beautiful setting, peaceful and tranquil, the wellness center is conducive to "healing through water" and embraces the quest for wellness, in harmony with nature, mind, body, and spirit.

Aromatherapy, Manual Lymphatic Massage, Reflexology and Full Body Massage may be enjoyed on the private veranda, in the tranquil setting of an ancient ravine, or in a cold rock shelter that was home to the San Bushmen thousands of years ago.

Please NOTE at Bushmans Kloof, Cederberg Mountains in South Africa

  •  No mobile phone reception is available but WiFi throughout the lodge and landlines in all rooms and suites
  •  No pets are allowed
  •  The main gate closes at 17h00
  •  Lodge is located within a rocky wilderness area, therefore, more suited for fully free guests.

 

Below detailed information about the Bushmans Kloof Wellness Retreat is available.
For any queries regarding this hotel, you are welcome to contact us.

  • Air Conditioning
  • Bathrobe
  • CD player
  • Ceiling Fan
  • Direct dial telephone
  • DVD player
  • En-suite / private bathroom
  • Fireplace
  • Hairdryer
  • Heated towel rails
  • In room safe
  • Mini bar
  • Satellite TV
  • Tea and coffee making facilities
  • Terrace
  • Underfloor Heating

Restaurants

The Homestead

The Homestead Restaurant at the Bushmans Kloof Retreat is located next to the terrace with a heated swimming pool. The formal dining room is warm and elegantly furnished and offers each evening a selection of specialties.  Guests may enjoy cocktails in the bar and drinks by the fireplace.

Example of the popular Chef's Table Menu (subject to change):

 

Demitasse of Guineafowl Consommé
With poached quails egg
Simonsig Kaapse Vonkel 2005

***

Caprese Salad
Marinated buffalo mozzarella, tomato confit and sorbet, balsamic and basil
Bouchard Finlayson Sauvignon Blanc 2006

***

Duo of Roasted Monkfish and Herb-Crusted Scallops
Wrapped in bacon and served with Champagne tapioca and fennel foam
Tierhoek Chenin Blanc 2005

***

Panee’d Fillet of Venison
Served with celeriac and beetroot pureé, asparagus, sweet and sour black cherry and chocolate sauce
Cederberg Shiraz 2004

or

Medallions of Free-Range Chicken Breast
Sauce with slow-roasted oxtail of the bone and served with truffled potato pureé and baby broccoli
Bouchard Finlayson 'Galpin Peak" Pinot Noir 1999

***

Rooibos Jelly
With white chocolate mousse and lemon foam

***

Honey, Vanilla Pod and Ricotta Cheesecake
Served with port-glazed plums, pand’epice and mint syrup
Klein Constantia Vin De Constance 2001

Embers

The Embers at Bushmans Kloof is built into a natural ancient sandstone amphitheater of giant boulders which overlooks dramatic cliffs and valleys. Guests may enjoy a unique outdoor dining experience by the fire with candles and lanterns. Embers serve a traditional South African Braai under the starlit sky.

Example of a Typical South African Braai:

A South African braai is characterized by an abundance of red meat, cooked on an open fire so that the taste is magnified and coated with the delicious flavour of open coals. Most often the traditional Afrikaner boerewors (farmers sausage), a deliciously moist, spicy, fatty sausage and also 'chops' otherwise known as lamb and beef cutlets and thick beef and lamb steaks, are used.

The influence of the Cape's Malay heritage is the sosatie which is a mouth-wateringly spicy kebab of skewered meat pieces interspersed with onion and red peppers delicately eaten off a wooden stick.

The meat is savoured together with a home-brewed tomato bredie which is a delicious authentic stew made primarily of tomatoes and onions stir-fried over an open fire. Then pap which is a porridge cooked until it is paste-like and firm is added to the plate, over which the delicious bredie is spooned, creating a truly authentic South African food experience.

Makana

Makana at Bushmans Kloof serves delicious traditional high tea, scrumptious brunches with hot cooked breakfast, quiches, pastries and other mouthwatering delicacies. Makana features stone walls enclosing an elegant lounge with twin fireplaces overlooking the Boontjies River.

Kadoro

Kadoro at the Bushmans Kloof Wilderness Reserve in the Western Cape of South Africa is a renovated Shepherd's Cottage with no electricity offering the magnificent starlit wilderness outside. Guests may experience a barbeque in summer by lantern and candlelight or in wholesome winter soups, curries and stews.  This Resturant is the ideal place for a romantic dinner with your loved one.

Manor House Deck

Depending on the weather, guests staying at the Bushmans Kloof Wilderness Reserve & Wellness Retreat may enjoy alfresco brunch or tea under colossal wild fig trees at the magnificent Manor House Deck.

The Spa

Spa facilities:

  •  Four treatment rooms for dual and single treatments with rain shower
  •  Crystal steam room, featuring Rock Quartz Crystal renowned for its healing properties
  •  Tranquility Lounge for relaxing in between and, after all, spa treatments
  •  Health Bar with homemade treats and fresh hand-picked Rooibos Tea
  •  Fitness Centre with a full range of cardio and resistance equipment
  •  Spa Gazebo by the Boontjies River is an extraordinary spa experience for dual treatments
  •  heated outdoor jet pool
  •  Elemis and Dermalogica products

Fitness facilities:

  •  weight training equipment
  •  Bosu balls
  •  yoga mats
  •  exercise bicycle
  •  rowing machine
  •  treadmill

Swimming

The Bushmans Kloof Hotel in South Africa features four outdoor swimming pools. Three infinity pools and the one heated swimming pool is located at the Homestead.

Spa treatments

The surroundings are therapy in themselves, but the Spa at Bushmans Kloof is the focus of the abundant natural healing energy. The wellness center here is a peaceful sanctuary where one can surrender to the ancient mystical powers of the African landscape, rejuvenate and replenish peace and harmony.

Individual treatments and spa journeys are available which are personalised for each guest by exceptionally skilled therapists. Their commitment to wellbeing focuses on holistic principles, combining ancient wisdom with modern expertise. The spa menu offers an extensive variety of health and beauty enhancing treatments to ensure guests are nurtured, purified, pampered and relaxed.

Hydrotherapy 

The recuperative and healing properties of hydrotherapy are instrumental in stimulating the immune system. It influences the production of stress hormones, invigorating the circulation and digestion, encouraging blood flow and lessening pain sensitivity. The Bushmans Kloof retreat in South Africa offers various sources with which to enjoy the pleasure and benefits of the Cederberg’s invigoratingly clean, natural water.

Swim in the still waters of the dam, the crystal clear rock pools, or in natural waterfalls, and rejuvenate your body by the millions of ions in the water. Water, in motion, stimulates touch receptors on the skin, boosting blood circulation and releasing tight muscles.

Guests are invited to unwind at one of the four tranquil swimming pools or have a body wrap and Rasul mud treatment in the Crystal Steam Room, with a hot steam and cold water experience, which helps increase circulation and bring oxygen and nutrients in, while forcing toxins and pathogens out.

Crystal Steam Room

The Crystal Steam Room features a central block of pure Rock Quartz Crystal, renowned as a ‘master healer’ and ‘deep soul cleaner’. It absorbs, stores, releases and regulates energy and draws off negative energy of all kinds, harmonising the chakras, amplifying energy, balance and revitalising physical, mental, emotional and spiritual planes. It helps cleanse and enhance the organs, connecting the physical dimension with the mind, aids concentration and unlocks memory.

Bushmans Kloof Spa facilities:

  •  4 Treatment Rooms for dual and single treatments
  •  The Crystal Steam Room with Rock Quartz Crystal is maintained at a temperature of 42 – 45 ºC with moist, aromatic heat, heated floors, walls and seats
  •  The Tranquillity Lounge to relax in between and, after all, spa treatments with lounge chairs, music, books or to meditate
  •  Health Bar with healthy homemade snacks and fresh hand-picked Rooibos tea to enjoy between treatments
  •  The Riverside Gazebo is a unique dual treatment room with exceptional panoramic views and tranquil waters. An outdoor spa experience where you can be truly at one with the natural environment
  •  Rain Showers, private changing areas, secure lockers, fresh towels, slippers and gowns
  •  Fitness Centre with a full range of cardio and resistance equipment
  •  Heated Outdoor Jet Pool surrounded by spectacular views
  •  Wellbeing Activities include audio meditation in the reserve and yoga mats in all rooms, mountain biking, canoeing, hiking and walking trails in the reserve



Fitness Centre

For guests who enjoy a daily workout, or simply wish to work up an appetite for the next delicious meal at Bushmans Kloof, there is a specialised mini-gym equipped available with a spinning cycle, bar and weights, yoga mats, Pilates balls, mirrors, bottled water and towels.S

Located in one wing of the Homestead, Bushmans Kloof's Fitness Centre looks onto the jet-pool patio and is next door to the dual massage room.

Rock Art

Bushmans Kloof guests have the opportunity to enjoy daily excursions to discover the caves and rock art sites accompanied by professional guides who provide insight into the rich cultural history of the Bushman.  Bushman is the diminutive ochre-skinned hunter-gatherers who were dubbed 'Bushmen' by the early Settlers.

Bleeding Nose Shelter

One of the most famous Bushman Rock Art sites is Bleeding Nose Shelter, where the paintings stand out richly against the White Sandstone. This was probably a ceremonial site, and subjects include eland, small antelope, rare paintings of birds and a whole variety of humans standing, dancing and shooting with bows. 

Fallen Rock Shelter

The massive slab that gives Fallen Rock Shelter its name is dramatic, it features one of the largest and most well-preserved collections of images known in the entire Pakhuis region.

Sonya's Cave

Sonya’s Cave shelters a series of ledges which are filled with tall, elongated, male figures painted red. Nearby, figures in black depict giraffes and antelope can be viewed. The Bushman used natural pigments such as ochre, animal blood and plant juices to make their paintings. While some colours have been lost over time, numerous clearly discernible pictographs have survived to serve as cultural markers, revealing the shamans’ visions, tribal dances, and other spiritual rites.

Optional excursions
  • Wupperthal village & historic Moravian mission station
  • Cederberg Wilderness Area
  • Biedouw River canoeing & fly-fishing
  • Lambert's Bay - fishing village and seabird colonies
  • Clanwilliam Museum - Anglo-Boer war memorabilia
  • Goue Vallei wine cellars, Citrusdal
  • Cederberg Private Cellars - the Cape’s highest lying vineyards
other Activities
  • guided rock art excursions
  • sunset and evening nature drives
  • fynbos excursions
  • picnics at a variety of locations throughout the Bushmans Kloof Reserve
  • canoeing
  • fly fishing
  • archery and croquet
  • full and half day hiking trails
  • running and jogging
  • mountain biking
  • stargazing
  • bird watching
  • early morning power walks and guided meditation
Botanical tours

The Bushmans Kloof Wilderness Reserve is a South African Natural Heritage Site within the Cederberg Wilderness Area, and forms part of the Cape Floral Region, a proclaimed World Heritage Site.

Depending on the occurrence of good winter rainfalls, the veld bursts into magnificent flower between July and October every year.  The botanical treasures of Bushmans Kloof include over 755 indigenous plant species spread over three biomes: dry mountain Fynbos, Succulent Karoo and Mountain forest. Some of these species cannot be found anywhere else, and Bushmans Kloof has identified its “Special Collection” – plant species unique to the area and which are being nurtured on the property.

Wildlife encounters

The Bushmans Kloof Wilderness Reserve in the Western Cape of South Africa protects one of the largest private herds of Cape Mountain Zebra in the world - an animal saved from the brink of extinction in the wild.

It's bold black-on-white stripes identify the Cape Mountain Zebra - as opposed to its savanna-dwelling cousin (Burchell's Zebra), which has extra brown 'shadow' stripes, and a cream undercoat. The wildlife reintroduction programme has also seen the return of the magnificent Bontebok, Red Hartebeest, Grey Rhebok and Ostrich.

Smaller animals such as the Bat-Eared Fox, African Wildcat, Cape Fox, Caracal (African Lynx), Cape Clawless Otter, Baboon, Rock hyrax (Dassie), Klipspringer, Aardwolf and Aardvark also roam the plains and rocky outcrop of the Bushmans Kloof Reserve.

For the safety of both guests and the breeding herds of reintroduced animals, there are no significant predators at Bushmans Kloof. Only the rare and secretive Cape Leopard roams among the most remote mountains in the reserve. A vast diversity of birdlife including 150 species from the great African Fish eagle to the jewel-like Sunbird. Keen birders may even spot a Black Harrier, and some dams have been established around the Lodge to attract resident waterfowl.

 

The Conference Room

The Conference Room at the exclusive Bushmans Kloof Wilderness Reserve & Wellness Retreat in South Africa accommodates up to 32 people and includes flip charts, conference note pads, pens, water, cordials and sweets.

Conference Facilities:

  • air conditioning
  • screen
  • overhead projector
  • 35 mm carousel projector
  • data projector
  • speakers
  • DVD/VCR player
  • complimentary WIFI
  • Breakaway rooms: a wide range of locations can be used for break-away sessions

Bushmans Kloof also offers to organise team-building activities such as raft building, treasure hunts, survival games, drumming sessions, stargazing, canoeing and hiking.

 
Seating Plan Number of Delegates
U shape 20
Hollow Square 24
Schoolroom layout 18
Boardroom style 20
Herringbone layout 32
Cinema style 32

  • Bar
  • Barbeque & braai area
  • Boardroom Facilities
  • Boma
  • Childrens playground
  • Curio Shop
  • Garden
  • Gym
  • Hiking trails
  • Lounge
  • Open Air Boma
  • Parking
  • Restaurant
  • Sauna
  • Spa
  • Steam room
  • Swimming Pool
  • Wellness centre
  • Wine cellar

Check in and Check Out Times
  • Check in: 14:00
  • Check out: 12:00
Business Services
  • Internet access in rooms
  • WIFI
General Services
  • 24 - hour reception service
  • 24 - hour room service
  • Braai/Barbeque
  • Dry cleaning service
  • Free Wireless Internet
  • Health & Fitness Centre
  • Housekeeping service
  • Kid's entertainment
  • Laundry services
  • Massage treatments
  • Room service
  • Secure parking
  • Wake-up call
  • Walking safaris
  • Wellness & Beauty treatments

Available Rooms

Luxury Room

# Rooms:
7

The Luxury Rooms at the Bushmans Kloof Wilderness Reserve & Wellness Retreat are double or twin bedded with private patio overlooking the landscaped lush gardens providing access to the nearby swimming pool.

  • Karoo Plains 1, 2 & 3
  • River Reeds 1 & 2
  • Waters Edge 1 & 2

Approximate size of Luxury Rooms:

  • Bedroom 20m² (215.28 ft)
  • Bathroom 7m² (75.35 ft)

Luxury Room amenities:

  • En-suite bathrooms with separate bath and shower
  • Air conditioning
  • Underfloor heating
  • Ceiling fan
  • 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
Single Room R3500
Double Room R5090

Deluxe room

# Rooms:
7

The Deluxe Rooms at the five star Bushmans Kloof Retreat in the Western Cape of South Africa feature either double or twin beds.  The Deluxe Rooms offer a large private patio, bathroom and shower en-suite, heated towel rails, lounge area within bedroom and some a fireplace.

  • Manor House - Gordon (King Bed)
  • Manor House - Masson (Double/Twin)
  • Rock Pools 1 & 2 (Double/Twin)
  • Cedar Falls 1 & 2 (Double/Twin)
  • Niven Family Room (King Bed and Twin)

Approximate size of Deluxe Rooms:

  • Bedroom & Lounge Area 40m² (430.56 ft)
  • Bathroom 17m² (182.99 ft)

Deluxe Room amenities:

  • En-suite bathroom and shower
  • Luxury bed linen
  • Custom designed soft furnishings
  • Soothing and pampering private-label toiletries
  • Bathrobes
  • Air conditioning
  • Underfloor heating
  • Ceiling fans
  • 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
  • Satellite flat screen televisions, DVD player, CD player and iPod docking stations
  • All rooms are non-smoking
Single Room R4820
Double Room R6740

Suite

# Rooms:
1

Bushmans Kloof's Paterson Suite is spacious with a glorious king-size bed, large private patio, en-suite designer bath and shower, heated towel rails and separate lounge area with fireplace.

Paterson Suite size:

  • Bedroom 27.14m² (292.13 ft)
  • Lounge 36.26m² (390.30 ft)
  • Bathroom 7.82m² (84.17 ft)

Paterson Suite amenities:

  • Luxury bed linen
  • Custom designed soft furnishings
  • Soothing and pampering private-label toiletries
  • Bathrobes
  • Air conditioning
  • Under-floor heating
  • Ceiling fans
  • Flat screen satellite television
  • DVD and CD player
  • 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 rooms are non-smoking
Single Room R5750
Double Room R7980

Riverside Suite

# Rooms:
1

The Riverside Supreme Suite at Bushmans Kloof is luxurious and naturalistic. A complete upgrade to the suite and its facilities blends 21st-century comfort with timeless romance.

Bushmans Kloof's Riverside Supreme Suite is a private luxury cottage near the water with a lounge area and fireplace, flatscreen satellite televisions in lounge and bedroom, infinity swimming pool, spacious patio, en-suite bathroom with designer bath and shower; heated towel rails and outdoor shower.

Riverside Supreme Suite size:

  • Bedroom 24.19m² (260.38 ft)
  • Lounge 32.64m² (351.33 ft)
  • Bathroom 11.02m² (118.62 ft)

Riverside Supreme Suite amenities:

  • Luxury bed linen
  • Custom designed soft furnishings
  • Soothing and pampering private-label toiletries
  • Bathrobes
  • Air conditioning
  • Underfloor heating
  • Ceiling fans
  • 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 rooms are non-smoking

Suite facilities:

  • Master suite with separate living room and a deluxe bathroom
  • Private Infinity pool
  • Outdoor Shower
  • Large Private Patio
  • 2 Flatscreen TV’s with Satellite (lounge & bedroom)
  • Large Collection of DVD and CD
  • Wireless internet access
  • iPod docking station
  • Air conditioning
  • Underfloor heating
  • Ceiling fans
  • In-room safe
  • Direct-dial telephone
  • Tea and Coffee unit
Single Room R9410
Double Room R9410

Koro Lodge

# Rooms:
1

The Koro Lodge at the Bushmans Kloof Wilderness Reserve & Wellness Retreat, South Africa, is a traditional farmhouse transformed into a spectacular secluded villa that offers own private wilderness. The Koro Lodge is situated a few minute's drive from the Main Lodge surrounded by never ending views of the natural beauty. 

Bushmans Kloof Koro Lodge facilities:

  • 2 Master bedrooms with en-suite bathrooms (one with outdoor shower)
  • Loft area to accommodate up to 4 children
  • Independent family living area, with bathroom en-suite (can also sleep two persons)
  • Kitchen, bar and living room with dining area and fireplace
  • Mini Library
  • Amenities and equipment available for babies and small children (e.g. camp cot, high chair, nappies, baby wipes, etc.)
  • Wrap around terraces with small, private infinity pool and outdoor barbeque area

Bushmans Kloof Karo Lodge amenities:

  • WiFi
  • Ceiling fans
  • Air conditioning
  • Satellite TV (dual-view)
  • Telephones (no mobile phone reception)
  • Under-floor heating
  • The entire villa is non-smoking

Bushmans Kloof Karo Lodge services:

  • All meals and a selection of beverages included
  • Host
  • Personal guide
  • Personal chef
  • Housekeeping and laundry service included
  • Pre-arranged spa treatments available at the Main Lodge (For adults and children over ten only)
  • Transfer between main lodge and Koro Lodge
  • Flexible programmes, including children's activities: rock art walks, nature drives, mountain biking, canoeing (equipped with life jackets), hiking, star gazing, swimming in rock pools and waterfalls
  • Air and road transfers available on request and at an additional charge
Single Room R15100
Double Room R15100

Bushmans Kloof Wellness Retreat Specials

The specials listed below will automatically be offered to you when proceeding through the booking process.

Enjoy one free night at the Bushmans Kloof when staying for 4 nights. With this special, you only pay for 3 nights.

Experience supreme luxury, unsurpassed comfort and true tranquility, while enjoying an enriching wilderness experience that includes a wealth of exciting outdoor adventures and opportunities for discovery.

 

Included in the rate:

  • Luxury accommodation
  • All meals (Full English breakfast, light a la carte lunch, afternoon high tea, a la carte dinner)
  • A variety of enriching and exhilarating lodge activities including nature drives, guided rock art excursions, botanical walks, canoeing, archery, fly fishing, hiking, swimming, special interest presentations (birding, stargazing, entomology, social responsibilities and rock art) or merely relaxing.
  • Complimentary WIFI and welcome drink.

Excluded from the rate:

  • All beverages
  • Spa Treatments
  • Laundry and valet
  • Transfers to and from the lodge
  • Trading Post purchases

Terms and Conditions:

  • This package is based on a 4-night stay
  • Block out dates may apply
  • This package cannot be combined with any other special offers or special packages offered by Bushmans Kloof
  • Children 8 -15 years are accommodated on the children’s supplement rate when sharing with parents in a deluxe room or suite
BOOK NOW

Spend three nights at the magnificent Bushmans Kloof Wellness Retreat for travel 1 April - 31 August 2016 and only pay for 2 nights. Receive one free night! This offer is available to all room types including Koro Lodge.

Included in the rate:

  • Luxury accommodation
  • All meals (Full English breakfast, light a la carte lunch, afternoon high tea, a la carte dinner)
  • A variety of enriching and exhilarating lodge activities including nature drives, guided rock art excursions, botanical walks, canoeing, archery, fly fishing, hiking, swimming, special interest presentations (birding, stargazing, entomology, social responsibilities and rock art) or merely relaxing.
  • Complimentary WIFI and welcome drink.

Excluded from the rate:

  • All beverages
  • Spa Treatments
  • Laundry and valet
  • Transfers to and from the lodge
  • Trading Post purchases

Terms and Conditions:

  • This package is based on a 3-night stay
  • Valid 1 April - 31 August 2016
  • Block out dates may apply
  • This package cannot be combined with any other special offers or special packages offered by Bushmans Kloof
  • Children 8 -15 years are accommodated on the children’s supplement rate when sharing with parents in a deluxe room or suite
BOOK NOW

Make the most of those long summer days with a getaway to the Cederberg. Spend three nights in one of our elegantly appointed guest rooms or suites and explore all the outdoor adventures the Bushmans Kloof Reserve has to offer, from nature drives to hiking trails and mountain bike paths. In the evenings, enjoy leisurely dinners under a starry sky and take in the magical surroundings of this special wilderness location.

Rates are from R2,770.00 per person sharing per night (1 September - 19 December 2015)

The rate includes:

  • Luxurious accommodation
  • All meals (full English breakfast, light lunch, high tea and dinner) – excluding lunch on the day of arrival and departure
  • A variety of enriching and exhilarating Lodge activities including nature drives, rock art excursions, botanical walks, canoeing, archery, fly fishing, hiking, swimming and special interest presentations
  • Wi-Fi throughout the Lodge
     

Included in the rate:

  • Luxury accommodation and all meals (Full English Breakfast, A la Carte Light Lunch, Afternoon High Tea and A la Carte Dinner), a variety of enriching and exhilarating lodge activities including nature drives, guided rock art excursions, botanical walks, canoeing, archery, fly fishing, hiking, swimming, special interest presentations (birding, stargazing, entomology, and rock art) or merely relaxing, complimentary WIFI and welcome drink with lunch not included on the day of arrival or departure.

Excluded from the rate:

  • All beverages
  • Lunch on the day of arrival
  • Spa Treatments
  • Laundry and valet
  • Transfers to and from the lodge
  • Trading Post purchases

Terms and Conditions:

  • This package is based on a 3-night stay; rates reflecting is per night
  • Block out dates: 3 - 7 April 2015 & 25 - 29 March 2016
  • This package cannot be combined with any other special offers or special packages offered by Bushmans Kloof.
  • Rates are quoted in ZAR (SA Rand) and are subject to change
  • Children 8 -15 years are accommodated on the children’s supplement rate when sharing with parents in a deluxe room or suite
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2015-10-17

2015-08-01

2015-07-21

WOW! A few girlfriends and I travelled for up to Bushmans Kloof over the weekend. We could not have had a better time!

Some of the best food I have tasted in my life paired with wines from the top wine estates in SA- we were truly treated like royalty.

The game drive was amazing, the heritage that the Clanwilliam area has is just amazing. The staff at Bushmans Kloof ensure that all guests know just how rich in history the area is. The game that arrived 20 years ago have flourished. The bushman paintings that were done on rocks on the Reserve more than 4000 years ago, it is impossible to ignore just how close to nature you really are when visitng Bushamns Kloof.

The spa....wow the spa!!!! From Reikie to massages to body wraps we LOVED it. Pampering ourselves to the max, as ladies do, we came back feeling so relaxed. Definitely one of the best spas I have visited before.
Bushmans Kloof was an absolutely amazing getaway for the girls and I and we will definitely be visiting again soon. With so much to offer you get a little taste of everything.

2015-07-21

Much like the Twelve Apostles Hotel in Cape Town and the Oyster Box Hotel in Durban, Bushmans Kloof Wildlife Reserve & Wellness Retreat is an extraordinary Lodge in the Cederberg Mountains.

I took some time out away from the bustling city of Cape Town and truely felt like I had landed in a wildlife haven of endless Bush, Mountains and tranquility.

The staff at the lodge are in a class of there own and make you feel as if you are the only guest there, treated like royalty, my Delux Room was splendid, world class amenities and I had the most stunning view.

The food was gourmet, I really enjoyed my Pancake Breakfast and the Game Drive was an exciting wildlife adventure, the Bushmans Paintings are quite extraordinary lasting for many years its amazing what nature can preserve.

This would be one of my Top Lodges to visit, a definite must do and one for everyones Bucket List. ;-)

2015-07-21

Wow Wow Wow!!

What an amazing place to relax & unwind.

The staff were friendly & attentive. All the meals were fantastic & the game drives & bushman paintings were interesting.

I will definitely be back!

2015-07-21

Bushmans Kloof has been created for everyone to experience in their lifetime. Children might have to wait at least till the age of 10 except if staying at the unbelievably BEAUTIFUL Koro Lodge . I know this for sure because it took my breath away while meandering through the majestic and colourful Cedarburg Mountains and it pulled at my heart-strings on my departure.

With a team of 150 dedicated, caring, AWESOME staff I soon learned that there was nothing to worry about, only enjoy this AMAZING stay filled with countless episodes of HAPPINESS!

Mind , Body, Spirit Revival of the Highest Calibre from the environment, food, the accommodation, wine, spa! With the few experiences that I have listed, there are many WONDERFUL ways to ENJOY them!

I'm already preparing for my next visit!

BRAVO Bushmans Kloof!

Ms Lerato Hlahane

2015-07-15

What a fantastic experience we had at Bushmans Kloof. you are able to relax and enjoy the wildlife and recieve only the best service and treatment .
The food was absolutely amzaing and I feel like I am still full from all the eating!
The game drives were beautiful and the bushman art was just fantastic. To know you are in the area where bushmen once lived and hunted is really humbling.
I will be back soon!!!

2015-06-19

Beautiful scenery, the most amazing place to relax and to completly switch off.

I mostly enjoyed swimming in the rock pools and near waterfalls, the beauty is unexplainable.

Delicious country cuisine!!

Jeremy Harding

2015-02-01

2014-10-16

2014-08-01

2014-05-02

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GPS Co-Ordinates

Latitude: -32.116150

Longitude: 19.107470

Directions

Driving directions to Bushmans Kloof from the Cape Town International Airport
( 3 hours 44 mins / via N7 272km)

1. Head south 280 m
2. Keep left at the fork 300 m
3. Slight left toward Airport Approach Rd 150 m
4. Turn right toward Airport Approach Rd 400 m
5. Take the 1st left onto Airport Approach Rd 1.6 km
6. Merge onto N2 Rd/Settlers Wy via the ramp to Cape town 2.9 km
7. Take exit 14 for M7/Vanguard Drive toward Bonteheuwel 650 m
8. Turn right at Vanguard Dr 8.0 km
9. Continue onto N7 213 km
10. Take the exit on the right toward R364 400 m
11. Turn right at R364 1.3 km
12. Continue onto Graafwater Rd 1.1 km
13. Continue onto Augsburg Rd 500 m
14. Continue onto R364 34.2 km
15. Slight right 7.0 km

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Star Rating

5 Star

Awards

Awards Bushmans Kloof - Cederberg Mountains in South Africa

  • Diners Club International Winelist of the Year ‘Diamond Award’ (2011)
  • Condé Nast Traveller UK Gold List: Best Hotels for Food in Africa, Middle East and the Indian Ocean (2011 and 2010)
  • Condé Nast Traveler USA World’s Best Awards Top 50 Resorts in Africa (2011)
  • Condé Nast Traveller magazine, UK Readers’ Travel Awards ranked 18th in the World’s Top 100 Travel Experiences, and top hotel in the Middle East, Africa & Indian Ocean Islands category (2010)
  • Condé Nast Traveler USA Gold List (2010)
  • Travel + Leisure Best Service Hotel in Africa and the Middle East (2010) and No 2 overall
  • Condé Nast Traveler USA Gold List: Best Places to Stay in the World (2010)
  • Condé Nast Traveller Gold List: Best Hotels for Food in Africa, Middle East and the Indian Ocean (2010)
  • Travel + Leisure Best Hotel in the World and Best Lodge/Resort in Africa and the Middle East (2009)
  • Condé Nast Traveler World Savers Award: Global Winner of Wildlife Conservations Programs (2009)
  • Condé Nast Traveler Gold List Best Hotels in Africa and the Middle East (2009)
  • Condé Nast Traveller Readers’ Travel Awards Top 100 (2009)
  • Spa Magazine Silver Sage Readers’ Choice Award: Favourite Resort/Hotel Spa (2009)
  • Forbes Traveler 400 Best Hotels (2008/9)
  • Tatler Top 101 Best Hotels in the World (2008)
  • National Geographic Adventure Magazine Top 50 Eco Lodges (2008)
  • Conde Nast Traveler World’s Best Awards (2008) Top 50 Africa Resorts
  • Winner West Coast Tourism Awards: Tourist Facility (2008)
  • Winner Relais & Chateaux Environment Trophy (2007)
  • Diners Club International Winelist of the Year ‘Diamond Award’ (2009)
  • Diners Club International Winelist of the Year 'Diamond Award' (2008)
  • Diners Club International Winelist of the Year 'Award of Excellence' (2005, 2006 and 2007)
  • World Travel & Tourism for Tomorrow Awards: Finalist Conservation Award (2006)
  • USA Travel & Leisure Poll: Voted First in Africa/Middle East "Worth the Splurge" (March 2005), Voted Fourth Worldwide for "Value Overall" (March 2005), Voted Seventh in Africa/Middle East World's Best Service (June 2005)
  • One of the Top 500 Hotels and Resorts in the World (January 2005)
  • Voted Fifth Top Hotel in the World (2004)
  • Andrew Harper's Hideaways Report Grand Award Winner (2004)
  • Wine Magazine Top 100 Restaurants (2004 and 2005)

Memberships

  • Relais & Chateaux Hotels
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