Guests per Safari Vehicle
At the foothills of the Cederberg Mountains, Bushmans Kloof Wilderness Reserve & Wellness Retreat is an ecological oasis within a roughly hewn and magical land. This spiritual retreat is a haven of staggering beauty and timeless tranquillity, where abundant wildlife roams free. Offering a distinctive wilderness experience in the Western Cape among wide open plains, ancient sandstone formations and crystal-clear waterfalls, it is a place to feel the pulse of an extraordinary and ancient landscape and reconnect with nature and the essence of life.
Located only 270 km from Cape Town, Bushmans Kloof Wilderness Reserve & Wellness Retreat is a multi-award-winning lodge and is a proud Relais & Châteaux member, and forms part of the family-run Red Carnation Hotel Collection. The lodge offers guests 18 luxurious rooms and suites, complete with modern amenities and beautiful finishes. The elegance of the suites complements the ruggedness of the surroundings perfectly.
Lauded for its award-winning wine list and authentic Cape cuisine, Bushmans Kloof offers an extraordinary dining experience with a taste profusion of healthy, home-style comfort food served at any of the spectacular dining venues. These include cosy fireside dining in the Homestead or Makana, picnics in the fynbos amidst soaring rock formations and cascading waterfalls, and barbeques at Embers under magical starry skies.
A host of enriching, relaxing and invigorating experiences are on offer, including educational talks at the Heritage Centre, and guided walks to some of 130 ancient Bushman rock art sites that are found in the reserve. This provides an extraordinary opportunity to gain deeper insight into the fascinating history of the Bushman in the Cederberg wilderness area. Guests may also participate in an assortment of exhilarating outdoor activities such as nature drives, botanical walks, mountain biking, archery and fly fishing.
The intimate Spa provides welcome sanctuary with an inspiring holistic healing and wellness focus deeply rooted in nature, offers solace for body, mind and spirit. Succumb to the peaceful sounds of nature at the riverside Spa Gazebo and lose yourself in a timeless world of luxury and comfort in this captivating wilderness reserve.
The 7500-hectare reserve is a South African Natural Heritage Site that not only provides a sanctuary for a range of endangered species, but also boasts over 130 Bushmen rock art sites. Between the months of July and October, the muted veld is transformed through an explosion of colour, courtesy of the abundant spring flowers that bloom at that time of the year. Over 755 species of indigenous fynbos can also be found in the area, adding to the richness of the vast landscape.
7 Luxury Rooms
6 Deluxe Rooms
1 Niven Family Deluxe Room
1 Paterson Suite
1 Riverside Supreme Suite
1 Koro Lodge
1 Cederberg House
8+ welcome on game drives
Cape Town International Airport
3 hours from Cape Town
Bushmans Kloof Wilderness Reserve and Wellness Retreat, Clanwilliam, South Africa
Children between 8 & 11 years are permitted to share in a Deluxe Suite only