As a Relais & Châteaux property, the Bushmans Kloof is a multi award-winning lodge, owned by the family-run Red Carnation Hotel Collection. Located 270km from Cape Town and in the Cape Floral Kingdom, one of the South African UNESCO World Heritage Sites, it is the perfect place to discover the South African wilderness and relax in an outstanding spa.
Dedicated to the preservation of their 7500 hectare reserve, a sanctuary for many species of endangered flora and fauna with over 130 ancient Bushman rock art sites, they received the title of South African Natural Heritage Site by UNESCO. The Heritage Centre established in the property is also here as a reminder of the South African history and exhibits the Rudner Collection of the Bushman artefacts.
The Lodge consists of 16 luxurious guest rooms and suites, as well as the Koro Lodge, a private, fully-catered villa close to the main lodge. It offers splendid luxury, generous hospitality and all modern amenities. The Homestead is the heart of the lodge and allows guests to enjoy conversation on the terrace, a drink in the convivial bar, an evening dip in the heated pool or a relaxed time in the lounges or in the library. The cottages and crystal pools are paired up with exquisite botanical gardens to create an elegant outdoor atmosphere with a view of the rocky landscape.
The Bushman Kloof gives guests a large choice of activities from Rock Art excursions to star gazing including hiking and spa treatments. Their extraordinary dining experiences are also unforgettable experiences to try, offering variety of venues and eating styles in the wilderness.
‘Kadoro’ means ‘tinderbox of stories’ which represents well the rustic, secluded cottage in the heart of the reserve that is used as the restaurant. Originally an old shepherd’s house, it has been renovated and furnished to provide private dining and an exquisite culinary experience of delicious braaivleis (barbecues) or wholesome soups and stews.
The Wallen Garden
The gorgeous walled garden near the lodge can be arranged as a dining area on request. Amongst the heady scent of ripening vegetables and herbaceous fynbos, let yourself laze and enjoy a sumptuous meal prepared especially for you.
The ultimate experience at the Bushman Kloof is the reserve picnic lunch in the middle of the reserve. Lavish packed lunches, chock-full of mouth-watering surprises and delicious treats are waiting for the guest after a morning of hiking or bike riding in the reserve. For a more formal event, a gourmet lunch or dinner can be prepared laid out amongst the spring flowers, on riverbanks or rocky outcrops for a luxuriant meal under a wide azure sky.
The River Boma is an extraordinary and romantic location for exclusive, private dining. The circular structure is set for you to listen to birdsong and murmuring waters of the Boontjies River as you enjoy a full a-la-carte dining experience while the staff attend to your every need.
Their award-winning Spa enhances a natural wellness experience with its four serene rooms for dual and single treatments and their expert therapists, ready to offer a special treatment personalized for each guest. The Crystal Steam Room is a heated haven to release negative energy. The central block of pure rock quartz crystal is known for being a ‘master healer’ and deep soul cleanser while the warm steam eases stress and relieves muscle tension and stiff joints. The treasure of this spa is its outdoor dual spa gazebo perched alongside the waters of the Boontjes River with panoramic views, setting the scene for an unforgettable spa experience.
The Wine Cellar
Their acclaimed wine cellar (it has received the Diners Club International Wine List of the Year Diamond Award every consecutive year since 2008) stocks a suberb choice of South Africa’s finest wines, as well as French Champagnes and Cognacs. The superlative wines in our private collection are professionally sourced from both emerging and established wine estates, including a consummate selection of locally produced vintages from the Cederberg and West Coast region.
Bushmans Kloof offers a range of beautifully proportioned rooms, suites and a private villa. With its award-winning service, generous hospitality and luxurious finishes, the extraordinary environment of the Bushmans Kloof will make your stay unforgettable.
Luxury Rooms all have private patios, en suite bathrooms, a convenient access to one of the four swimming pools and are overlooking landscaped gardens, and the breathtaking beauty of the untamed yonder.
Deluxe Rooms offer expansive views and a convenient access to one of the four pools at the lodge. Their relaxing lounge areas and the necessary modern convenience are there to provide a peaceful environment. Some rooms can include a cosy fireplace for wintry evenings.
Niven Family Deluxe Room
The ideal choice for families and groups, this suite includes a master bedroom with king-size bed, a secondary twin or double room, two en-suite bathrooms and a gorgeous private terrace. Offering splendid luxury and extraordinary location, it is the perfect place for an unforgettable family experience.
The Paterson Suite is located in the original Manor House. With a nice fireplace, breathtaking terrace views of the river and mountains and a room with king-size bed, separate lounge area, large private patio and an en suite, designer bathroom, this is the perfect room for an exclusive stay.
Riverside Supreme Suite
The Riverside Supreme Suite is a magical and secluded haven on the banks of the babbling Boontjies River. Offering a separate lounge with a welcoming fireplace, large terrace, outdoor shower and its own heated swimming pool, it is ideal for those who wish for a romantic escape, a special occasion or to simply enjoy the peace of this gentle retreat.
The lodge is fully inclusive and entirely independent. The interior has an air of comfort and luxury created through natural fibres, earth tones and traditional South African finishes. Available year-round for friends and families to come together and enjoy a sublime location, you will like to unwind on the large terrace, or take a cocktail in the private infinity pool.