Bushmans Kloof Wilderness Reserve & Wellness Retreat
WELCOME TO SOUTH AFRICA’S DRAMATIC WESTERN CAPE: BUSHMANS KLOOF WILDERNESS RESERVE & WELLNESS RETREAT, A WILDERNESS OASIS THAT IS AT ONCE INDULGENT, IMMERSIVE, AND INSIGHTFUL.
Guests are treated to five-star accommodations within a vast private reserve, allowing easy access to wide-open plains, awe-inspiring wildlife, and the rugged Cederberg Mountains. Experienced local guides open guests’ eyes to the ancient San culture of this landscape, home to more than 130 rock art sites, some dating back as far as 10,000 years. A variety of accommodation choices are available, including 14 spacious rooms, two elegant suites, and two fully inclusive villas, set privately amidst indigenous gardens – all with handpicked art, decor, and antiques that reflect South African heritage. After a day of exciting game drives, hikes to cascading waterfalls, or even driving the West Coast wine route, guests gather at tables by the Boontjies River at Makana, in the cozy Homestead lounge, or for private dining in the Kadoro, a restored shepherd’s house within the reserve.
- Closest Airport
Cape Town (143 miles/ 2.5 hours’ drive)
- Number of Rooms
14 rooms and 2 suites, plus Cederberg House and Koro Lodge
- The Restaurants
Embers - Dining Under the Stars
Makana for High Tea
The River Boma Dining Experience
- Amenities and Facilities
- Children 8+ welcome (there is a villa that is available for children of all ages)
- Daily Nature Excursions
- Family Friendly
- Fitness Room
- Foraging Experiences
- Private Dining
- Swimming Pool - Outdoor
- Wine Cellar
- Rebecca Recommends Amenities
A personalized welcome from senior management and a tour of the property with the Hotel Manager.
- Rebecca Recommends Secrets
This ecological oasis is set within a 7,500-hectare private reserve and is home to a diversity of wildlife, and part of the Cape Floral Region, a World Heritage Site.
Cape Leopards, once near-extinct in number, are now thriving within their natural ecosystem in the areas around Bushmans Kloof. Bushmans Kloof is immensely proud to partner with the Cape Leopard Trust in a shared commitment to Leopard ecology and sustainability in the area.
Together with The TreadRight Foundation, Bushmans Kloof has also partnered with leading active conservation organizations Cheetah Outreach and Cheetah Outreach to ensure local communities can protect themselves and their livestock against natural predators. Anatolian Shepherd dogs have been introduced to Bushmans Kloof as livestock guardian dogs (LGDs).
- Combination Stay/Why Visit
Discover all four of the beautiful Red Carnation Hotel Collection Africa hotels, from The Oyster Box in Umhlanga, The Twelve Apostles Hotel & Spa in Cape Town, and Xigera Safari Lodge situated in a stunning UNESCO world heritage site in Botswana. Stays can include exceptional experiences such as sunrise hot-air balloon rides, stargazing, helicopter transfers, and exceptional private dining.
- Fact Sheet