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Cradled by the rugged Cederberg Mountains, Bushmans Kloof Wilderness Reserve offers an utterly unique wilderness escape in South Africa.

This family-owned lodge and ecological oasis is set within a 7500-hectare private reserve. Offering five-star luxury accommodation and inspired South African cuisine, memorable days at Bushmans Kloof are spent discovering the wide-open plains, awe-inspiring wildlife and pristine mountain landscapes.

Discover our special world, with unique access to more than 130 ancient rock art sites, some dating back as far as 10,000 years, and the opportunity to discover the region’s ancient San culture in the company of our experienced local guides.

Please note that some services may be limited as a result of governmental regulations.

Bushmans Kloof offers 14 spacious rooms, two suites and two villas set amid lush indigenous gardens. Each is individually decorated with a beautiful collection of handpicked art, décor, antiques and heritage furniture pieces that together celebrate the history and culture of the region. Private terraces deliver panoramic wilderness views, while our dedication to generous hospitality ensures your stay will be filled with delightful surprises and thoughtful touches.

While guests discover the natural wonders of the Cederberg mountains, or travel back in time through the ancient rock art sites of Bushmans Kloof, our talented chefs lay on a culinary adventure of their own each day.

Much of the fresh produce served at Bushmans Kloof comes from our extensive on-site kitchen gardens, and the menus evolve daily with the waxing and waning of the seasons. Alongside working with what’s fresh from the gardens, the indigenous fynbos of the Cape Floral Kingdom provide equal inspiration, from the world-famous rooibos endemic to the Cederberg to the wild herbs that grow here in abundance.

Whether you’re dining at a candlelit table laid in white linen napery, or enjoying an al fresco barbecue beneath the southern stars, on every plate at Bushmans Kloof you’ll enjoy a journey of discovery into the culinary traditions of South Africa’s Western Cape.

The Homestead
The Homestead is the heart of the lodge; the dining room and terrace area is a haven of old-world charm and elegance, augmented by our outstanding private art collection. This formal dining room has an air of warmth and splendid luxury. Discover specialities offered from our Executive Chef’s table a la carte menu. Dishes are a feast for all the senses, served in an atmosphere of conviviality and true South African hospitality.

Spa and Wellness
Embracing wellness is a pillar of the Bushmans Kloof experience. Within the serene surrounds of our intimate spa, discover bespoke treatments, nurturing therapists and a truly tranquil escape.

- Minimum 2 night stay on weekends (Friday and Saturday)
- Minimum 3 night stay during peak / festive season
- Lunch is not included on day of arrival or departure


Daily guided rock art excursions, botanical tours, game viewing and sunset game drives in open game viewing vehicles with refreshments.

Bird watching, nature trails, mountain hikes, river walks, canoeiing and swimming in crystal clear natural rock pools.

Fly-fishing at the main dam.

Archery or croquet on the lawns.

it is a perfect retreat for painting, writing, photography, reading in the library or watching wildlife DVDs.

In the Heritage Centre, there is a collection of San artefacts, and this is where the rangers hold specialised talks on interesting aspects of the reserve and the Cederberg Wilderness Area.

For guests who are indulging in a longer stay, there is plenty to see and do outside the Lodge gates. As optional extras, half and full day excursions can be organised to interesting places in the Cederberg area.

Rooms and Units Available:

Deluxe Rooms
Sleeps 2 Adults

Luxury Rooms
Sleeps 2 Adults

Sleeps 2 Adults

Facilities & Services available:

Laundry Service
Limited Room Service
Conference facilities
Wine Tasting
Bar on the Premises
Dining room
Fax & Photocopy Machine
Internet Access
Parking (off-street - covered)
Other Language
Communal Television
Communal Satellite TV
DVD and/or VCR
Hiking / Walking Trails
Swimming Pool
No Pets Allowed

Cancellation Policy:

Cancellations made within 30 days prior to arrival - 50% cancellation fee.
Cancellations made within 7 days prior to arrival - 100% cancellation fee.


From Cape Town follow the N7 towards Malmesbury, Moorreesburg, Piketberg and Citrusdal onto Clanwilliam.

Entering the town, a petrol station is located on the left hand side of the road (NB: fill up if petrol is required) and continue straight on the R364 towards Wupperthal and Calvinia and cross a bridge to reach a gravel road.

Continue on the gravel road for about 39kms, over the Pakhuis Pass to the Bushmans Kloof entrance.

- Check in on day of arrival is at 14h00
- Check out on day of departure is at 12h00
- Lodge main gate closes at 17h00

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Children Policy

Children 10 years old and older are welcome at full adult rate.  No children under 8 years allowed.

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  • Accommodation Type: Game Lodge and Guest Farm