Bushmans Kloof Wilderness Reserve and Wellness Retreat

A luxury lodge set in a wilderness area of the Cederberg with stunning vistas and rock formations.

Bushmans Kloof Wilderness Reserve and Wellness Retreat

A luxury lodge set in a wilderness area of the Cederberg with stunning vistas and rock formations.

South Africa

  • Relais and Chateaux property
  • Wide range of outdoor pursuits
  • Outdoor dining under the stars at Embers
  • Luxury spa
  • World renowned spring flower display June to October
  • Over 130 rock art sites 

A luxury lodge and spa set in a private wilderness reserve in the Cederberg area of Western Cape. Bushmans Kloof is a place where luxury and nature combine offering the ultimate in get away from it all wilderness experience.

The reserve is a haven for conservation with many species of endangered fauna and flora living here. It is one of South Africa's Natural Heritage Sites and is part of the Cape Floral Kingdom too. From June to October, spring flowers flush the landscape with colour.

Rock formations here are stunning and the views and scenery all around are amazing. Within the hills are over 130 San Bushman rock art sites and guided walks to these sites are one of the attractions here.

Activities are included in your stay here and consist of nature drives, walks, bushman art site visits, swimming in rock pools, fly fishing, canoeing, mountain biking. A favourite is the sundowner drive, where you enjoy learning about nature of the reserve and seeing some of the Cape's most endangered animals from a 4WD vehicle, then stopping at a scenic spot with drinks to watch the sun go down.

The main lodge has a mix of luxury rooms, deluxe rooms and suites. Rooms are luxurious appointed in a mix of traditional colonial and African fixtures and fittings. All have air conditioning, ceiling fans, underfloor heating, mini bar, safe, tea and coffee unit, bath robes and pampering toiletries. Koro Lodge is a private villa accommodating up to 10 people, which operates independently of the main lodge, though guests here have the use of the lodge's facilities.

This is a Relais and Chateaux property and as such the dining is of a very high standard. The best local fresh ingredients are used to create gourmet cuisine and beautiful grilled dishes. Meals are served in the homestead, on the patio terrace (usually breakfast and lunch), outdoor on the boma deck and in room if you choose.

The spa at Bushams Kloof has been recently refurbished and includes a Crystal Steam Room, 5 treatment rooms and gardens where the benefits of hydrotherapy can be enjoyed. There is also a separate Spa Gazebo in the grounds, where guests can indulge in massages and touch therapies whilst enjoying panoramic views of the gardens. The centrepiece of the Crystal Steam Room is a solid block of Rock Quartz Crystal, renowned for its healing and purifying properties. It also regulates energy and helps draw out negative energies. In the spa gardens guests can swim in the rock pools and natural waterfalls and enjoy the positive effects of water therapy, which include stimulating blood circulation, boosting the immune system, aiding digestion and reducing pain sensitivity. It also helps to release tight muscles. Body wraps and steam treatments are also available. After and between treatments guests can relax in the tranquility lounge. There is health bar serving snacks and rooibos tea. Bushmans Kloof has a fitness centre, 4 swimming pools and an outdoor jet pool.

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A luxury lodge set in a wilderness area of the Cederberg with stunning vistas and rock formations.

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