BUSHMANS KLOOF WILDERNESS RESERVE & WELLNESS RETREAT

WHERE BEAUTY PRESCRIBES NATURE, LUXURY & HERITAGE

ROCK ART MEETS MANKIND

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BUSHMANS KLOOF

There is no place like Bushmans Kloof Wilderness Reserve & Wellness Retreat

You simply have to be there to experience the sublimity

Nestled in the foothills of the Cederberg Mountains, Bushmans Kloof’s ecological oasis is a magical wilderness experience among open plains, sandstone formations and ancient bush art sites dating back 10,000 years.  Be at one with Africa in this multi-award winning retreat with awe-inspiring activities, unique dining experiences, organic vegetable gardens and caring service.

Setting the Standard

  • 16 rooms and suites as well as a fully-catered private villa
  • Located in the northern Cederberg Mountains, only 270km from Cape Town
  • Sanctuary to more than 130 ancient Bushman rock art sites
  • A South African Natural Heritage site, it boasts an abundance of indigenous flora and fauna, including endangered species
  • Home to over 150 kinds of birds, 750 plant species and over 35 species of mammals
  • The award-winning Spa features an outdoor Gazebo
  • Extraordinary outdoor dining experiences located in the reserve

The Accommodation

Sleep Beautifully

Bushmans Kloof offers a range of beautifully proportioned rooms, suites and a private villa.  Bushmans Kloof can accommodate 34 guests, all in sublimely appointed spaces. Award-winning service, generous hospitality and luxurious finishes, such as the outstanding private art collection, enhance the extraordinary environment of the Bushmans Kloof lodge.

Koro Lodge is an existing farmhouse, nestled in the reserve, that has been completely renovated and transformed into a spectacular intimate villa, surrounded by open vistas of wilderness and wildlife, combining ultimate luxury with nature. Koro Lodge is available for larger groups, ensuring effortless and hugely enjoyable family breakaways for up to 10 guests.

The splendid luxury of the accommodation amidst botanical gardens and pristine wilderness will draw you into it’s special world, while small surprises and thoughtful touches throughout your stay augment the experience.

CATEGORIES

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.

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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

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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 ROOM

The 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.

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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

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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.

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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

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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 the 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.

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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.

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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

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special touches

  • Luxury bed linen
  • Custom designed soft furnishings
  • Soothing and pampering amenities
  • Bathrobes and slippers
  • Discreet housekeeping three times daily

KORO LODGE

A Private Villa

The lodge is fully inclusive and entirely independent, utilising its own chef and guide. Bushmans Kloof’s passionate staff will help to create a fun-filled activity holiday, so that guests and their children can explore the natural abundance of the reserve, enjoy fantastic recreational pursuits and soak in the magic of this ancient landscape.

The interior of the lodge has an air of comfort and luxury created through natural fibres, earth tones and traditional South African finishes.  It’s an inviting and relaxing space on the edge of an untamed wilderness.  Enjoy music, play games, watch wildlife documentaries and let yourself be pampered amongst family and friends, in the peace of this glorious setting.

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Koro Lodge is available year-round for friends and families to come together and enjoy a sublime location, where savage natural beauty is juxtaposed with modern comforts, thoughtful touches and generous hospitality.

Guests may like to unwind on the large terrace, or take in a cocktail in the crystalline waters of the private infinity pool.  Delicious braaivleis (barbecued food) and homemade delicacies are always available and prepared especially for you.

The entire villa is non-smoking

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features include

facilities

2 Master bedrooms, en-suite bathrooms
Outdoor shower
Loft area accommodating four children
Independent family area (can also sleep two), en-suite bathroom
Fully equipped kitchen
Bar/living/dining area
Fireplace
Mini Library
Amenities and equipment for babies and small children (e.g. camp cot, high chair, nappies, baby wipes etc)
Wrap-around terrace
Private infinity pool
Outdoor braai (barbecue)

service

All meals and a selection of beverages inclusive
Host
Personal Guide
Personal Chef
Housekeeping and laundry service
Pre-arranged spa treatments available at the Main Lodge (Children 8+ welcome)
Transfers between Main Lodge and Koro Lodge
Terms & Conditions apply

technology

Complimentary wireless internet access available throughout the lodge
Satellite TV (dual view)
Ceiling Fans
Air conditioning, ceiling fans and under-floor heating
Direct dial telephone (no mobile phone reception)

activities

Rock Art excursions
Nature drives, sundowners and snacks
Canoeing (life jackets provided)
Mountain biking
Hiking
Star gazing
Swimming
Painting
Children’s games and activities
Picnics
Treasure hunts with Guide
Cooking with the Chef
Spa Treatments

 


Food & Drink

Bushmans Kloof is the home of authentic Cape cuisine.  As a Relais and Chateaux property, Bushmans Kloof have exceptionally high standards with regards to the quality and creativity of our cuisine.  The organic garden provides the kitchens with fresh, robust produce, while indigenous fynbos adds a distinctly ‘Cape’ dimension to a fusion of innovative and traditional fare.  The passion for service and hospitality ensures every meal is a special experience.

Venues:  The Homestead, Makana, Embers

Bushmans Kloof’s award-winning wine list offers a superb variety of South African wines, French Champagnes and Cognacs.  The jewel in the cellar’s crown is the superb Bouchard Finlayson selection.  Guests are invited to visit the cellar to make their choice.

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THE BOUCHARD FINLAYSON WINE COLLECTION

Bushmans Kloof’s accomplished Chef is adept at creating menus for a range of dining experiences, from romantic picnics, to high tea, or a traditional South African braai (barbeque).

For private dining, guests may order a romantic dinner for two in their room, or indulge in a culinary feast on their very own patio.  Room service may also be enjoyed on the Manor House Deck or poolside.  Special dietary requests are easily catered for on request.

Koro Lodge is fully inclusive, including meals and a selection of beverages and fine wines.  Main Lodge rates include full board.

 


A Natural Wellness Journey

The surroundings are therapy in themselves, but The Spa is the focus of the abundant natural healing energy one experiences at Bushmans Kloof.  Recent awards include the Crystal Awards, voted Best in Africa in the Wellness Travel Awards. It’s a peaceful sanctuary where one can surrender to the ancient mystical powers of the African landscape, rejuvenate all your senses, replenish your spirit and achieve deep inner peace and harmony.  The Spa is dedicated to restoring beauty and balance through individual treatments and Spa journeys, personalised for each of their guests by exceptionally skilled therapists.  The commitment to wellbeing focuses on holistic principles, combining ancient wisdom with modern expertise.

Bushmans Kloof’s spa treatment menu offers an extensive variety of health and beauty enhancing treatments to ensure that our guests are nurtured, purified, pampered and relaxed.

 

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Wellness Spa

Activities

Wellbeing is a state of mind, body and spirit – at Bushmans Kloof you are invited to indulge in the renewal of all three.  Whether you would like to explore your adventurous nature, unwind your body or soothe your soul, Bushmans Kloof offer an activity to match the individuals’ requirement.  To experience the best of this magical wilderness reserve and wellness retreat, guests are invited to combine a variety of activities with relaxation.  An extensive selection of quality activities and wellness services await you!

  • Rock Art & Heritage
  • Action & Adventure
  • Creative & Gourmet
  • Nature & Wildlife
  • The Cederberg & West Coast
  • The Spa & Fitness

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