Bushmans Kloof Wilderness Reserve

CEDARBERG RATING

Luxury

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Overview

  • Bushmans Kloof is a Relais & Chateaux Member
  • Renowned for over 130 rock art sites
  • Superb Spa & Wellness Centre with massages al fresco
  • Nature drives to see some of the indigenous game of the Cape

Bushmans Kloof Wilderness Reserve & Wellness Retreat – to give its full name - is one of our favourite places in the Cederberg mountains. The canyons, rivers and waterfalls of the Cederberg can be savoured from the warm and stylish ambience of this luxurious lodge, run by an ever-attentive team.

This retreat is a haven of staggering beauty and tranquillity, where wildlife roams free. Offering a distinctive wilderness experience among wide open plains, ancient rock formations and crystal clear waterfalls, it is a place to embrace this extraordinary ancient landscape, and reconnect with nature and the essence of life.

Activities

A South African natural heritage site, Bushmans Kloof offers the world's largest open air art gallery with more than 130 pristine rock art sites, some dating back 10,000 years. Guided rock art walks and sunset nature drives bring you close to the indigenous game, including eland, red hartebeest, gemsbok, klipspringer, Cape mountain zebra & the elusive Cape mountain leopard.

Other activities at Bushmans Kloof include birding with 150 species recorded, mountain biking, walking trails, botanical walks, archery, fly-fishing and canoeing. Alternatively you can do absolutely nothing and just enjoy the tranquillity of nature! Relax by one of the swimming pools or take a dip in the crystal clear rock pools in true Cedarberg style.

Bushmanskloof also boasts its own Wellness centre with a range of spa treatments on offer. Some of these can also be taken alfresco in the spa sala close to the river.

Accommodation

Bushmans Kloof Wilderness Reserve comprises of the main lodge described here, Cederberg House which is ideal for families or a group of friends and Bushmans Kloof Koro Lodge (an exclusive use private villa ideal for families).

Bushmans Kloof Lodge has 16 rooms and suites across several categories which vary in size and grandeur. Each used natural materials and enjoys stunning views across the indigenous gardens to the natural landscape beyond. All have full bathrooms, air-conditioning, telephone and a private terrace. Recently they have added a second private and ultra-luxurious family suite with two en suite bedrooms

Mouth-watering cuisine is served at Bushmans Kloof in different locations in the reserve. These include cosy fireside dining in the homestead or at Makana with its open views over the starlit river, as well as picnics in the fynbos, and braais (barbeques) at Embers under magical starry skies.

Bushmans Kloof Wilderness Reserve on the map

Rooms

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 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
Televisions in rooms
Complimentary wireless internet access available throughout the main lodge
All rooms are non-smoking

Approximate room sizes:
Bedroom 20m2 (215.28ft2)
Bathroom 7m2 (75.35ft2)

Rooms available in this category:
Karoo Plains 1,2 & 3 (Double/Twin)
River Reeds 1 & 2 (Double/Twin)
Waters Edge 1 & 2 (Double/Twin)

 

Deluxe Rooms

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. Please see the Niven Family Deluxe Room for larger groups or families.

Features include:
Lounge area (either separate or within the bedroom)
Fireplace (available only in some Deluxe Rooms)
Satellite TV, DVD/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

Approximate room sizes:
Bedroom & Lounge Area 40m2 (430.56ft2)
Bathroom 17m2 (182.99ft2)

Rooms available in this category:
Manor House - Gordon (King Bed)
Manor House - Masson (Double/Twin)
Manor House - Niven (King Bed and Twin)
Rock Pools 1 & 2 (Double/Twin)
Cedar Falls 1 & 2 (Double/Twin)

 

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 include:
Lounge area
Satellite TV, DVD/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

Approximate size of room:
Bedroom & Lounge Area 40m2 (430.56ft2)/li>
Bathroom 17m2 (182.99ft2)

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 include:
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

Approximate size of suite:
Bedroom – 27.14m2/ 292.1ft2
Lounge – 36.26m2/ 390.3ft2
Bathroom – 7.82m2/ 84.17ft2

 

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.

Features include:
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 with DVD/CD player
iPod Docking Station
Air conditioning, ceiling fans and underfloor heating
In-room Safe
Direct-dial Telephone
Tea and Coffee Unit
Well-stocked Mini-bar
special touches
Luxury bed linen
Custom designed soft furnishings
Soothing and pampering amenities
Bathrobes and slippers
Discreet housekeeping three times daily

Approximate suite size:
Bedroom - 24.19m2/ 260.38ft2
Lounge - 32.64m2/ 351.33ft2
Bathroom - 11.02m2/ 118.62ft2

 

Everything was excellent

"The hotel and location is amazing, we enjoyed our stay immensely even though it was more luxurious than we would normally book. I don’t think there was one “best thing” here as it was all excellent. The food and service was excellent. The guided (and non-guided) walks, drives, game viewing and rock art were also excellent, as was our guide, Dave. "

Special offers

3 for 2 Winter Offer

Book and stay 3 nights but pay for only 2...

VALID FROM 01/04/2023
VALID UNTIL 30/09/2023

Value Adds

Loads of Value Adds if you stay between 3 and 7 nights

Suite Deals for Deluxe Sea-facing suites, Luxury Sea-facing suites &amp; Superior Garden Villas: This special is combinable with the stay / pay offers <strong>At Twelve Apostles Hotel (Cape Town)</strong> MIN 3 NIGHT STAY: o Picnic for 2 o B Africa spa gift o This special is not combinable with any other existing customer / agent specific value adds, but is combinable with the stay / pay offers MIN 5 NIGHT STAY: o 3 course lunch for 2 with a flight of wines o South African hamper, full of delicious treats o B I Africa spa gift o This special is not combinable with any other existing customer / agent value adds but is combinable with the stay / pay offers 7 NIGHT STAY OR MORE: o Seafood platter for 2 with a bottle of wine o South African Hamper, full of delicious treats o 30-minute Rasul treatment per person, once per stay <strong>At The Oyster Box (Umhlanga Rocks near Durban)</strong> MIN 3 NIGHT STAY: o 1 x Curry Buffet per person o Complimentary Laundry for the stay o This special is not combinable with any other existing Customer/ Agent specific Value Adds but is valid for the Stay 3/ Pay 2 offer. MIN 4 NIGHT STAY: o 1 x Curry Buffet per person o Complimentary Laundry o 1 x Cocktail per person o This special is not combinable with any other existing Customer/ Agent specific Value Adds but is valid for the Stay 4/ Pay 3 offer. 5 NIGHT STAY OR MORE: o 1 x Curry Buffet per person o Complimentary Laundry o 1 x Cocktail per person o 1 x bottle of Bouchard Finlayson Blanc de Mer

Excludes: Festive Season

VALID FROM 06/01/2022
VALID UNTIL 19/12/2023

Stay 4 nights, Pay for 3

Pretty self-explanatory: If you stay 4 nights, you only pay for 3

Excludes: Festive Season 20 Dec to 5 January

VALID FROM 06/01/2022
VALID UNTIL 19/12/2023

Includes

Full Board & Activities

Excludes

Beverages and Spa treatments

Family Suitability

Accepts older children

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