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Situated against the foothills of the Cederberg Mountains, Bushman’s Kloof offers the chance to truly relax in the wide open plains of this Natural Heritage Site. Ideal for romantics who want to escape the city, Bushman’s Kloof is secluded, elegant, and offers many activities in the pristine surrounds.

Enjoy early morning rock art excursions to see some of the 130 different rock art pieces in the area. Spend the day exploring the surroundings on a scenic hike or on a mountain bike, and return to the lodge for a relaxing massage or a quiet read at one of the many scenic spots. Set out on a beautiful sunset nature drive and return to a delicious meal in one of the many charming dining spots around the grounds.

Recent accolades & press

  •  Conde' Nast Traveler Gold List 2012 - Best for Food
  •  Member of Relais & Chateaux

highlights

  • A Relais & Chateaux property
  • Located in the foothills of the Cederberg Mountains
  • More than 130 original Bushman rock art pieces
  • Hiking & mountain biking to explore the surrounds
  • Spa & wellness centre offering relaxing treatments
  • Romantic, elegant rooms decorated in natural colours
  • One of South Africa's best country kitchens

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Facilities

The wellness spa offers a range of soothing and restorative treatments like massages, body treatments and skin care therapies with trained therapists to ensure total relaxation. To add to the experience, products are made from indigenous rooibos, flowers and plants.

The swimming pool can be found among the beautiful gardens and is the ideal place to cool off after a morning of exciting nature activities.

General Facilities

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    Gym
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    Spa
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    Swimming Pool
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    Bar
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    Restaurant

Dining

Indulge in contemporary Cape cuisine in a variety of beautiful dining spots. Look forward to local cuisine and home-grown ingredients such as fynbos and the indigenous rooibos plant.

The Homestead Restaurant adjoins the terrace and offers a formal dining room where you can dine in style. Enjoy a warm atmosphere and elegant furnishings as you indulge in the selection of specialities offered each evening from the executive chef's table d'hôte menu.

Makana means 'to feast' in the ancient language of the Bushman and here, in what looks like an open-fronted cave, you'll do just that. Stone walls and twin fireplaces give this venue a rustic feel and you can overlook the lawns as you enjoy high tea and scrumptious brunches.

Here, you can also enjoy cooked breakfasts, quiches, pastries, and other mouth-watering delicacies, as well as candlelit dinners featuring grills and organic vegetables.

Embers is situated in the open, under the starlit sky and serves traditional South African barbeque. It is built into a natural ancient sandstone amphitheatre of giant boulders and overlooks the cliffs and valleys. Enjoy salad buffets, home-baked breads, Karoo lamb, traditional boerewors sausage, succulent steaks and chicken kebabs.

Kadoro is situated in the old Shepherd's Cottage that has been renovated but still maintains its rustic charm. This dining venue has no electricity, so you can enjoy an authentic and romantic lantern and candlelit dinner beneath the stars.

For those who want to dine in absolute privacy, meals can also be served in your rooms and suites.

Luxury Room

Each of the 16 rooms and suites offer a private, elegant and luxurious place to escape to. They are divided into Luxury Rooms, Deluxe Rooms, Suites and Supreme Suites and all are decorated in soothing, natural colours.

The seven luxury rooms each have their own private patio and are fitted to be either double or twin. The rooms overlook the landscaped indigenous gardens and have en suite bathrooms with separate bath and shower, air conditioning, under floor heating, ceiling fans and mini bars.

Luxury Room AMENITIES

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    Air-conditioning
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    Ceiling fan
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    En-suite bath and shower
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    Internet facility
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    Mini Bar
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    Safe
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    Tea & coffee-making facilities
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    Telephone
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    Underfloor heating
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    Non-Smoking

Other Room Types

The Deluxe Rooms have all the elegant features of the Luxury Rooms but offer a more exclusive stay with large private patios and only double rooms. The bathrooms feature a shower and heated towel rails. Some of the Deluxe Rooms are equipped with a fireplace to warm the cooler winter evenings.

The Suite is a spacious, beautiful haven with a king-size bed, large private patio, and classic en suite designer bathroom with Victorian bath and shower.

The Riverside Supreme Suite offers the most discerning traveller a blend of 21st-century comfort and timeless romance, with a separate living room and deluxe bathroom. You'll also have a private infinity pool, outdoor shower, and two flat screen televisions. This is the ideal retreat for romantics and honeymooners.

Activities

  • Animal tracking experience
  • Birding
  • Day tours
  • Guided walks
  • Nature drives
  • Cultural tour
  • Local village visits
  • Biking
  • Canoe trails
  • Fly-fishing
  • Hiking
  • Historical tours
 
  • dates rates from board basis
  • 01 Apr 2014 - 31 Aug 2014 $225 Full Board
  • 01 Sep 2014 - 19 Dec 2014 $345 Full Board
  • 20 Dec 2014 - 05 Jan 2015 $375 Full Board
  • 06 Jan 2015 - 31 Mar 2015 $400 Full Board
  • 01 Apr 2015 - 31 Aug 2015 $260 Full Board
  • 01 Sep 2015 - 19 Dec 2015 $400 Full Board
  • 20 Dec 2015 - 05 Jan 2016 $435 Full Board

Our rates are per person sharing unless we note differently.

Please note, additional room types are also available. Suite,Riverside Supreme Suite,Deluxe Room Request a quote for rate detail

Please treat all pricing as a guide only:

  • All rates are subject to availability and may change without notice
  • Single supplements may apply
  • Rates may be different for different room types
  • The most competitive rates for accommodation are available in our tailored packages

Request a quote or speak to one of our African Safari Experts for the best, most current rates available.

Traveller Reviews

  • Cederberg is something else again - I will definitely return - a very professional and well run establishment and very decadent!

    Debra Agland, October 2013
  • Bushman's Kloof is fabulous, we wish we had more time there.

    Linda Robinson, November 2010
  • What an amazingly tranquil place. We had an excellent stay there and were really fortunate with our Ranger who was very knowledgeable and personable. The food was fantastic and very varied. We really did feel completely relaxed here. It is a very special place.

    Lindsay Southgate, February 2010

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Ashley Groenevelt

Ashley Groenevelt

Africa Safari Expert

"Bushmanskloof is amazing! I felt like royalty. The lodge has one of the most breathtaking and picturesque backdrops I've ever seen."

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What an amazingly tranquil place. We had an excellent stay there and were really fortunate with our Ranger who was very knowledgeable and personable. The food was fantastic and very varied. We really did feel completely relaxed here. It is a very special place.

Lindsay Southgate, February 2010 >View more reviews