Bushmans Kloof Wilderness Reserve & Retreat

Clanwilliam, South Africa
Neighborhood: Private reserve and retreat

Virtuoso Amenities for your stay  

    For 2018 & 2019:

  • Upgrade on arrival, subject to availability
  • Full breakfast for up to two in-room guests, in restaurant
  • Picnic for two at a private location in the reserve (depending on weather)
  • Branded peak cap per person
  • Early check-in/late check-out subject to availability
  • Complimentary Wi-Fi
  • For 3 night stays (Valid 1 April - 31 August): Complimentary dinner at Kadoro valued at R750 per person
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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.
Luxury Accommodations: 7 Luxury Rooms - With private patio and bathroom en-suite. Waters Edge 1 & 2, River Reeds 1 & 2, Karoo Plains 1, 2 & 3
7 Deluxe Rooms - With large private patio, bathroom en-suite, lounge area within bedroom and some with fireplaces. Cedar Falls 1 & 2, Rock Pools 1 & 2, Gordon, Masson and Niven in the Manor House.
1 Suite - With large private patio, bathroom en-suite and separate lounge area with fireplace. Paterson Suite
1 Supreme Suite on the water’s edge, with a separate lounge area and fireplace, bathroom en-suite and satellite television. It has a secluded patio with outdoor shower and its own swimming pool.
All rooms feature: Air conditioning, ceiling fans and under-floor heating Satellite TV, DVD player, CD player and iPod docking stations in Suites and Deluxe Rooms In-room safe and mini bar Direct dial telephone Complimentary WIFI throughout the lodge Complimentary laundry service in Suites
Check in at 14:00 (Afternoon tea is served at 16:00 and nature drive departs at 17:00) Check out at 12:00 (After rock art excursion and breakfast)
Facilities: The Homestead: Two lounges with fireplace, one with satellite TV, library, bar, wine cellar, Trading Post Gift Shop, dining room and outdoor dining terrace.
The Heritage Centre: Where guests may view ancient Bushman artefacts such as jewellery, bags, dolls and dancing sticks, as well as photographs that depict their nomadic existence and day-to-day life experiences.
The Fitness Centre: For guests who enjoy a daily workout, equipped with a spinning cycle, bar and weights, yoga mats, pilates balls, mirrors, bottled water and towels.
3 Outdoor Infinity-edge Swimming Pools and a heated Spa Pool: Grace the gardens, so that guests are never more than a few paces from a refreshing swim.
River Boma: Is perfect for sundowners or when darkness falls, for stargazing with after dinner drinks.
The Trading Post: Gift shop offering a unique variety of specially hand selected items from Southern Africa’s finest artisans.
Koro Lodge: Koro Lodge is your own private villa, a few minutes from the main lodge, in the heart of the reserve. Offering the ultimate wilderness adventure groups of friends and families travelling together. Koro sleeps up to 10, children of all ages welcome.
• 2 Master bedrooms with en-suite bathrooms (one with outdoor shower) • Loft area to accommodate 4 children • Entertainment lounge with en-suite bathroom (can sleep 2 people) • Personal host, chef and guide • Kitchen, bar, dining area and living room with fireplace • All meals and a selection of beverages included • Pool and outdoor BBQ area • Telephones and complimentary WIFI access • Dual-view satellite TV • Air conditioning, under-floor heating and ceiling fans • Housekeeping and laundry service included • Spa treatments available at the main lodge, or select treatments are available at Koro Lodge • Optional programmes for adults and/or children include rock art walks, nature drives, mountain biking, canoeing (with life jackets), hiking, fly fishing and archery.
Dining Experiences: Our chefs create a feast of culinary delights that range from fine dining to traditional- each dish made with produce picked from our own organically cultivated gardens.
• The Homestead: Offers intimate indoor and outdoor dining • The Manor House and Bar & Deck: Dining under the gigantic Ficus Trees • The River Boma: The perfect setting for sundowners or nightcaps in the moonlight • Makana: For light lunches, high tea and romantic candlelit dinners • Embers: Open air dining ‘under African skies’ in the reserve • Kadoro: A secret dining location within the reserve for private dinners of up to 12 guests. Additional charge applicable and 24 hours notice required. • Extraordinary Dining: A specially prepared picnic or braai menu served anywhere, anytime in the reserve. Additional charge applicable and 24 hours notice required.
The Spa at Bushmans Kloof offers the following:
• Two Dual treatment rooms and 2 single treatment rooms with rain showers. • Crystal Steam Room, maintained at a temperature of 42 - 45 ºC, moist aromatic heat with heated floors, walls and seats are provided. The main feature, a Rock Quartz Crystal, is known for its healing properties. • Tranquility Lounge, a tranquil environment with relaxing lounge chairs to soothe the body and mind in between and after all spa treatments. Listen to music, read a magazine or book, meditate or enjoy a seasonal beverage. • Health Bar, to enjoy healthy snacks and Rooibos Tea whilst you relax in the Tranquility Lounge or Spa Garden. • Fitness Centre, with full range of cardio and resistance equipment. • Heated outdoor jet pool set against a spectacular rocky backdrop. • The Riverside Gazebo, a unique dual treatment room with exceptional panoramic views and tranquil waters, the ideal tranquil setting for any of the Touch Therapy treatments to be enjoyed with your partner. An additional surcharge is applicable for the reservation of the gazebo.
Activities:
Time is your own at Bushmans Kloof.
• Guided rock art excursions • Sunset and evening nature drives • Fynbos excursions • Swimming in rock pools and near waterfalls • Canoeing and fly-fishing • Archery, painting and croquet • Full and half day hiking and walking trails • Running and jogging • Mountain biking • Stargazing and bird watching • Early morning power walks and guided meditation • Special interest presentations

Other Places of Interest: Clanwilliam Museum Rooibos Tea Company Cederberg Heritage Route Wupperthal

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

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 2018 & 2019:

  • Upgrade on arrival, subject to availability
  • Full breakfast for up to two in-room guests, in restaurant
  • Picnic for two at a private location in the reserve (depending on weather)
  • Branded peak cap per person
  • Early check-in/late check-out subject to availability
  • Complimentary Wi-Fi
  • For 3 night stays (Valid 1 April - 31 August): Complimentary dinner at Kadoro valued at R750 per person
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