Kloof Wilderness Reserve & Retreat is situated between the majestic mountains
of the Cederberg and the vast plains of the Great Karoo and boasts open
plains, deep ravines, fantastic waterfalls and prehistoric rock formations.
Bushmans Kloof is situated 270km north of Cape Town, unique and unspoilt, this
once hunting ground of the intrepid San (Bushman) is home to an incredible
variety of wildlife and plant species, and is a premier spring flower
destination. In recognition of its rich cultural, historical and environmental
significance, Bushmans Kloof has been declared a South African Natural
Heritage site. Bushmans Kloof Wilderness Reserve & Retreat offers Spanners, an
open-air dining facility with luxurious dining and lounge area offering
spectacular views overlooking the Boontjies River. Take pleasure in the 3
sparkling swimming pools, sauna, rolling lawns and a walled herb, fruit,
flower and vegetable garden. With its wealth of rock art and wildlife,
Bushmans Kloof Wilderness Reserve & Retreat has long been recognised as the
premier wilderness experience in the Western Cape. A true oasis set amongst
rolling lawns, swimming pools, clear rock pools all year round, cascading
waterfalls and the rushing Boontjies River during the rainy season.
Afternoon tea is served at 4:30pm and game drives depart at 5pm. Check in is
at 2pm and check out is at 12pm (after rock art excursion and buffet brunch).
Your delicious meals will be stylish Cape country cuisine, buffet style
brunches, 3 course dinners, and morning- and afternoon teas prepared by
experienced Bushmans Kloofs chefs. Menus can be adjusted to suit group and
The luxurious Homestead's 2 lounges offer warm fireplaces, clear satellite TV,
library, billiard room, fully stocked bar, wine cellar, capacious dining room
and a beautiful outdoor dining terrace. Bushmans Kloof Wilderness Reserve
services include photocopying and postal services, car valet, undercover
parking and room service.
The Spa at Bushmans Kloof: In its unique setting - peaceful and tranquil, the
spa is conducive to 'healing through water' and embraces the quest for
wellness, in harmony with nature, mind, body and spirit. Operated by the
independent Ginkgo Tree Spa and Management Corporation, the Spa at Bushmans
Kloof offers an extensive selection of treatments that include Touch
therapies, Skincare treatments, Beauty Salon services, as well as Spa body
Conference facilities: Facilities for seminars and secretarial services
are available on request. When the Manor House is booked for exclusive use (4
suites), the Manor House dining room, bar and covered veranda may be utilised
for executive meetings (maximum 8 delegates). Bushmans Kloof Wilderness
Reserve and Retreat has 16 Rooms and can accommodate 32 guests.
7 Luxury Rooms: All with private patio and bathroom en-suite. Waters
Edge 1 & 2, River Reeds 1 & 2, Karoo Plains 1, 2 & 3.
6 Deluxe Rooms: All with large private patio, bathroom en-suite with
heated towel rails, lounge area within bedroom and some with fireplaces. Cedar
Falls 1 & 2, Rock Pools 1 & 2, Gordon and Masson.
3 Suites: All with large private patio, bathroom en-suite with heated
towel rails and separate lounge area and some with fireplaces. Paterson, Niven,
Riverside Honeymoon Suite.
The Spa at Bushmans Kloof Wilderness Reserve:
Operated by the independent Ginkgo Tree Spa and Management Corporation, The
Spa at Bushmans Kloof offers guests a wide variety of exhilarating, restoring
and rejuvenating treatments to heal and sooth mind, body and soul. These
include Touch Therapies, Skincare Treatments, Beauty Salon Services, as well
as Spa Body Treatments. Moya and Clarins products are used at the Spa at
Bushmans Kloof. Both brands are renowned for their natural, restoring
properties that combat the effects of modern environmental influences on the
Unique Touch Therapies include the signature Hot Stone Body Treatment and
Aromatherapy, Manual Lymphatic Massage, Reflexology and Full Body Massage can
be enjoyed in nature, either in your room, on your own private veranda or even
in some of the cool, rocky shelters that were home to the San thousands of
years ago. Dual massage facility available in the Homestead.
A wonderful selection of Spa Packages and programs are available, each
uniquely designed to relax, restore and pamper your mind, body and soul.
Natural products and the technologically advanced Dermalogica skincare product
range are utilised to combat the effects of modern environmental influences on
Two highly qualified and experienced therapists are in attendance at the Spa,
which is located next to the Homestead with its sauna and stunning outdoor jet
pool with its views of the rocky backdrop behind the lodge.
Enjoy Touch Therapies in serene natural surroundings. Aromatherapy, Manual
Lymphatic Massage, Reflexology and Full Body Massage on your private veranda,
in the tranquil setting of an ancient ravine, or in a cool rocky shelter that
was home to the San Bushmen thousands of years ago.
The specialty Hot Stone Body Treatment uses only natural Eastern ingredients
for a holistic approach to a healthy and harmonised mind, body and soul. At
the Spa at Bushmans Kloof, the Hot Stone Therapy is interpreted by remembering
the ochre-skinned hunter-gatherers who once traversed this land.
For years Spa Body Therapy treatments have been embraced for their
revitalising and therapeutic effects. From ancient mineral hot springs to
modern seaweed wraps, these treatments detoxify the body, de-stress the mind,
and revitalise skin.
Two comprehensively equipped therapy rooms offer all the latest Skincare
Treatments. From a Men's Exclusive Skincare Treatment, to a Hydroxy Acid
Exfoliation and Environmental Desensitising Treatment, in addition to the
standard range of treatments such as manicures, pedicures, waxing and tints.
The Spa at Bushmans Kloof offers a complete spectrum of treatments including
the Enzymatic Sea Mud Pack for the body or the hair which is customised with
stress relieving aromatherapy oils or detoxifying algae, and the Hydro Active
Mineral Salt Scrub with mineral-rich sea salt, dried seaweed and fruit enzymes
combined to smooth and silken the entire body.
Bushmans Kloof Wilderness Reserve & Retreat offers a 2-night Wellness Weekend
program with a range of daily activities including massage and spa
treatments at the Spa at Bushmans Kloof, yoga, guided meditation, talks about
food, diet and natural remedies, plus a healthy cooking class with executive
chef, Floris Smith.
Other lodge activities include hiking, rock-climbing, mountain biking,
archery, fly-fishing, canoeing, swimming in rock pools, bird watching,
painting, reading, botanical tours and star gazing. Take part and enjoy
Bushmans Kloof Wilderness Reserves daily rock art excursions, profound
botanical tours, game viewing and insightful sunset game drives in open game
viewing vehicles with refreshments.
Enjoy breathtaking nature trails, bird watching, mountain hikes, river walks,
canoeing and a refreshing swim in crystal clear natural rock pools. Bushmans
Kloof offers a perfect environment for painting, photography, stargazing,
picnics, reading and studying the history of the San (Bushman) and their
famous rock art.
Bushmans Kloof Wilderness Reserve's optional excursions include abseiling,
fly-fishing on a catch and release basis (Clanwilliam Yellowfish) or a visit
with private guide to Wupperthal, the historic Moravian Mission Station where
leather goods are hand crafted.
Evening game drives through the reserve to view the game - Gemsbok, Bontebok,
Cape Mountain Zebra, Eland, Red Hartebeest, Black Wildebeest, Vaal Rhebok,
Klipspringer, Springbok, Steenbok and many other species of mammals and birds.
Evening game drives include complimentary snacks and sundowners and there are
frequent sightings of Aardwolf, African Wild Cat, Bat-Eared Fox, Cape Fox and
Bushmans Kloof is the ideal location for executive strategy meetings and team
building. A conference room with state of the art equipment is available at
Bushmans Kloof Wilderness Reserve.
Rates per room per night, specials, seasons, meals, children policy:
Contact & reservations:
1) you can e-mail us requesting information and/or rates
Reservations are only accepted in writing: by fax or via e-mail.
Final availability confirmation: in writing: by fax or via e-mail.
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