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Bushmans Kloof Wilderness Reserve & Retreat

Cederberg Mountains, South Africa

Bushmans Kloof Wilderness Reserve & Retreat

Under watchful African skies, rugged and yet graceful, a land once the very cradle of humankind has been rediscovered and brought to life . . . Bushmans Kloof Wilderness Reserve, the heartbeat of an African wilderness . . . the rebirth of a long forgotten land. Immense open plains, deep ravines, spectacular waterfalls and prehistoric rock formations characterise this ecological oasis, nestled between the majestic mountains of the Cederberg and the vast plains of the Great Karoo. 270 Kilometres north of Cape Town, unique and unspoilt, this once hunting ground of the intrepid San, is home to an incredible variety of wildlife and plant species, and is a premier spring flower destination.

Since 1992, Bushmans Kloof Wilderness Reserve Retreat has embodied the rebirth and development of this sanctuary, with a mission to create a thriving wilderness which nurtures its indigenous life, protects its history and secures its future.

Luxury Accommodations:
7 Luxury Rooms - All with private patio and bathroom en-suite. Waters Edge 1 & 2, River Reeds 1 & 2, Karoo Plains 1,2 & 3

6 Deluxe Rooms - All with large private patio, bathroom en-suite with heated towel rails, lounge area within bedroom and some with fireplaces. Cedar Falls 1 & 2, Rock Pools 1 & 2, Gordon and Masson in the Manor House.

3 Suites - All with large private patio, bathroom en-suite with heated towel rails and separate lounge area and some with fireplaces. Paterson, Niven and Riverside Honeymoon Suite.

Manor House - comprises of 2 suites (Paterson and Niven), 2 deluxe rooms (Gordon and Masson) and our check in area with bar.

All rooms and suites have mini-bars, private terraces with mountain and river views. Check in at 14:00. Afternoon tea is served at 16:00 and game drive departs at 17:00. Check out at 12:00 (After rock art excursion and buffet brunch).

Two lounges with fireplaces, one with satellite TV, library, bar, wine cellar, Trading Post Gift Shop, dining room and outdoor dining terrace.

Other dining options include "Makana" outdoor dining facility with lounge and dining area that offers spectacular views overlooking the Boontjies River, as well as "Embers", a wonderful new addition to the dining experience.

"Embers" is situated in a natural ancient sandstone amphitheatre of giant boulders which overlooks dramatic cliffs and valleys.

"Kadoro" is another outdoor dining venue situated in the reserve. This old Shepard's cottage is ideal for a romantic dinner for two or a private function of up to 12 persons.

Bushmans Kloof is renowned for its stylish and contemporary country cuisine. The chef specialises in seasonal dishes with a touch of Cape heritage cooking, using organically grown farm produce, and fresh ingredients from the expansive walled vegetable, fruit and herb garden. Guests are invited to the wine cellar to select their wine from an award winning wine list which features top South African wines.

The rates are fully inclusive of a light continental breakfast, coffee and muffins, a scrumptious brunch buffet after the morning excursion, afternoon teas - around a crackling log fire in winter, or on the riverbanks in summer - and delicious four-course dinners served in the elegantly appointed dining room al fresco, or at Makana, capturing the true flavour of an African night under a million stars.

Renowned food critic Annette Kesler (former food editor of Fair Lady Magazine) recently visited Bushmans Kloof and we are proud to be showcased on her website

Other Facilities:
Other facilities include four swimming pools, heritage centre, rolling lawns and a walled herb, fruit, flower and vegetable garden. Conference facilities available for up to 32 delegates with secretarial services and a computer work station. The Spa at Bushmans Kloof offers an extensive selection of body and beauty treatments.

Daily guided rock art excursions, botanical tours, game viewing and sunset nature drives in open game viewing vehicles with refreshments. Bird watching, nature trails, mountain hikes, river walks, canoeing, archery, rock climbing, mountain biking, croquet and swimming in crystal clear natural rock pools.

Perfect environment for painting, fly-fishing, photography, stargazing, picnics, reading and studying the history of the San and their famous rock art and lectures in the heritage centre.


Koro Lodge (meaning ‘Open Vistas’ in the San language) is an existing farmhouse in the reserve, that has been completely renovated and transformed into an spectacular intimate villa surrounded by open vistas of wilderness and wildlife. This fully independently catered for family experience joins the ultimate of luxury with nature. Available all year round for families and groups of friends to provide the complete wilderness adventure.
The private villa is comfortably and luxuriously styled with beautiful, handcrafted South African objects and furnishings, in natural vibrant earth colours and is designed and equipped to provide every need and service to satisfy.

Optional Excursions:
Abseiling or a visit with private guide to Wupperthal, the historic Moravian Mission Station where leather goods are hand crafted.

Hotel Facts

Type: Lodge
Setting: Mountains
Style: Intimate, Traditional
Interest: Adventure, Fishing, Hiking, Honeymoon, Relaxing, Romance, Spa, Wedding, Wellness, Wildlife, Wine
Rates: 201 - 592 USD
Rooms: 16
Facilities: Business centre
Fitness Centre
Front Desk
Gift Shop
Meeting Conference Rooms
Outdoor Dining/Lounging Area
Private Dining Rooms
Room Service
Spa Services
Outdoor Swimming Pool
Amenities: Flat Screen TV
Complimentary Wi-Fi Wireless Internet
In Room Safe
iPod Dock in Rooms
Laundry Service
Spa Services
Non-Smoking Rooms
Room Service
Valet Parking




P.O.Box 267
Clanwilliam Cederberg Mountains 8135
South Africa

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. Lush green citrus groves line the route past Citrusdal. At Clanwilliam, the tarred road ends and the real adventure begins. The climb over the Pakhuis Pass winds through gargantuan clusters of mottled orange boulders - a giants playground of weird shapes and forms that lead to the entrance to Bushmans Kloof.

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