Bushmans Kloof Wilderness Reserve & Retreat

Clanwilliam, South Africa
Neighborhood: Private reserve and retreat

Virtuoso Amenities for your stay  

    For 2020:
  • Upgrade on arrival, subject to availability
  • Full breakfast daily
  • $100 USD equivalent Resort credit to be utilized during stay (not combinable, not valid on room rate, no cash value if not redeemed in full)
  • Early check-in/late check-out subject to availability
  • Complimentary Wi-Fi
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PROPERTY SIZE: 17 rooms
ROOM STYLE: Indigenous
VIBE: Casual
Adventure Ecotourism Wellness

Bushmans Kloof Wilderness Reserve & Retreat

Neighborhood: Private reserve and retreat
Address:
Cederberg Mountains
Clanwilliam, 8135
South Africa
Nearest Airport:
Cape Town International (CPT)
130 mi / 209 km

Hotel Features

At the Hotel

Features

  • Air Conditioning
  • Complimentary Parking
  • Conference Facilities
  • Lounge/Bar
  • Meal Plans Available
  • Restaurant
  • Villas

Services

  • House Safe
  • Laundry/Dry Cleaning/Pressing
  • Room Service
  • Turndown Service
  • Wakeup Calls
  • Wedding Services


Recreation
  • Fitness Center
  • Pool
  • Spa


In Your Room
  • Complimentary Coffee/Tea
  • Hair Dryer

About Us

‘Escape to an enchanting wilderness wellness retreat...’

A proud member of Relais & Châteaux, this ecological oasis was voted Best Hotel in the World 2009 (Travel + Leisure) and is the ideal refuge to let your spirit free, and be healed and restored by the powerful energy of nature. The breathtaking beauty and timeless tranquility of the wide open plains, majestic rock formations and crystal clear waterfalls, reconnects you with your inner self and life’s true essence.

Recognised as a Natural Heritage Site, the reserve is nestled at the foothills of the magnificent Cederberg Mountains, 270km from Cape Town. It is a malaria and predator free sanctuary for abundant flora and fauna, and home to many ancient San rock art sites.

Invigorating outdoor activities include exploring the reserve during nature drives, walking and hiking trails, mountain biking, fishing, archery, canoeing and swimming in clear rock pools.

Inhale the pure warm air, meditate alongside the rock pools, embrace the stillness and enjoy a wilderness journey to wellness with pampering and healing treatments inspired by ancient remedies and nature.

Indulge in delectable gourmet cuisine served at breathtaking locations, or simply unwind on your own private terrace.

Koro Lodge is a private, fully catered for villa, offering an exclusive wilderness experience for families and groups of friends.

Location:

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. 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. The road from Cape Town to the lodge gate is now fully tarred.

Best of the Best

Inhale the tranquillity of this award-winning lodge, only 168 miles from Cape Town. Surrounded by timeless beauty that exudes a mystical energy, the reserve offers a wilderness experience of healing and well-being. Delicious organic cuisine created from the freshest produce is served in breathtaking dining locations, while the holistic spa offers pampering treatments. A sanctuary to more than 130 Bushman rock art sites, the retreat allows guests to interact freely with nature and participate in exhilarating outdoor adventures amidst open plains, clear waterfalls and majestic rock formations of the Cederberg Mountains.

Advisor Tip

You can go for a hike through the stunning scenery to see historical rock art and explore nature. –Rob Clabbers Chicago, Illinois

Sustainability

Here at Bushmans Kloof, we are well aware of our extraordinary environment, and are indebted to the land that sustains a plethora of plants and wildlife. We are also the proud partner of a number of local projects, including local farming communities, the Amy Biel Foundation and Elizabethfontein Primary School.

We are home to a rich array of indigenous wildlife within the Cederberg wilderness, including the rare and precious Cape Leopard. Along with The TreadRight Foundation, Cheetah Outreach and The Cape Leopard Trust, we have purchased seven Anatolian Shepherd dogs to act as livestock guardian dogs (LGDs) and safeguard these Cape Leopards. In addition, we are also the proud owner of one of the world’s largest privately owned herds of Cape Mountain Zebras, and we are wholeheartedly committed to the protection of this beautiful animal.

Bushmans Kloof is a member of National Geographic Unique Lodges of the World, recognising our dedication to preserving our planet’s natural and cultural heritage. We serve as a steward for more than 130 cave sites painted by the indigenous San people, actively working to ensure that these expressive murals will tell the story of the land’s original inhabitants for generations to come. These preservation efforts have helped the Rock Art earn the highest level of South African National Heritage Site designation, recognising the custodianship of over 130 ancient rock art sites dating back 10,000 years.

Location

Address
Cederberg Mountains
Clanwilliam, 8135
South Africa
Neighborhood
Private reserve and retreat
Nearest Airport
Cape Town International (CPT), 130 Miles / 209 Kilometers

Guest Rooms & Suites

Luxury Room

7 x Luxury Rooms | Upgrade: Deluxe

Double or twin with a private patio overlooking the landscaped indigenous gardens, and one of the three nearby swimming pools.

  • Mountain View
  • Bathrobe
  • Coffee/Tea Maker
  • Hair Dryer
  • Mini Bar
  • Safe
  • Slippers
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Deluxe Room

7 x Deluxe Rooms | Upgrade: Suite

All have lounge areas, large private terraces with stunning views of the gardens, river and reserve.

  • Mountain View
  • Pool View
  • Bathrobe
  • Coffee/Tea Maker
  • Hair Dryer
  • Mini Bar
  • Safe
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Suite

Paterson Suite | Upgrade: Supreme Suite

In the original Manor House with its own lounge, fireplace and spectacular terrace views.

  • Mountain View
  • Bathrobe
  • Coffee/Tea Maker
  • Hair Dryer
  • Mini Bar
  • Safe
  • Slippers
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Supreme Suite

Riverside Supreme Suite

The ultimate, private and exquisitely decorated Suite that is secluded beside the Boontjies River. A seperate lounge and fireplace, large terrace, outdoor shower and its own heated swimming pool.

  • Mountain View
  • Pool View
  • Bathrobe
  • Coffee/Tea Maker
  • Hair Dryer
  • Mini Bar
  • Safe
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Koro Lodge

Koro Lodge

A traditional farmhouse transformed into a spectacular secluded villa that offers your own private wilderness for families and friends travelling together. Situated in glorious isolation a few minutes from the Main Lodge with never ending views of the surrounding natural beauty. Independently catered for, offering exceptional comfort, service and splendid luxury while being at one with nature.

  • Mountain View
  • Pool View
  • Bathrobe
  • Coffee/Tea Maker
  • Hair Dryer
  • Iron/Ironing Board
  • Microwave
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Facts & Policies

Facts
Experiences
Adventure, Ecotourism, Wellness
Vibe Casual
Room Style Indigenous
Number of Rooms 17
Check-In Time 2:00 PM
Check-Out Time 11:00 AM
Early Arrivals & Late Departures
  • Early arrivals and late departures are subject to availability on arrival at the lodge.

Guaranteed Reservations & Deposits
  • Full pre-payment is required 6 weeks prior to the arrival date in order to guarantee the reservation.

Cancellation Policy
  • Cancellations made within 30 days of the arrival date will be charged 50% of the accommodation total.

  • Cancellations made within 7 days of the arrival date will be charged 100% of the accommodation total.

Accepted Forms of Payment
  • Electronic Funds Transfer

  • All Major Credit Cards: Master Card, Visa, American Express and Diners Club

Terms & Conditions

  • Rates are quoted in ZAR (SA Rand) and are subject to change
  • Rates are quoted per person sharing and include 14% VAT
  • Minimum 2-night stay on weekends (Friday and Saturday)
  • Children 8 - 15 years and older are accommodated at the child supplement rate when sharing with parents in a deluxe room or suite.
  • No pets allowed
  • Pilot / Guide accommodation allocated at lodge management discretion


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Virtuoso Amenities for your stay  

    For 2020:
  • Upgrade on arrival, subject to availability
  • Full breakfast daily
  • $100 USD equivalent Resort credit to be utilized during stay (not combinable, not valid on room rate, no cash value if not redeemed in full)
  • Early check-in/late check-out subject to availability
  • Complimentary Wi-Fi
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