against a backdrop of a spectacular and exquisite indigenous gardens, Bushmans Kloof
offers a unique wilderness experience, a mere 270 km from Cape Town.
Located on the edge of the Cederberg Wilderness area, Bushmans Koof is an
ecological oasis situated between the rugged foothills of the Cederberg Mountains and the
plains of the Great Karoo.
area, which has a unique surface and subterranean river system, is characterized by
immense open plains, ravines, waterfalls and prehistoric rock formations which are home to
a large variety of botanical communities. The abundance of game and the diversity of plant
life hold the clues to Bushmans Kloofs fascinating history.
Today, Bushmans Kloof is a conservation success story, a privately owned
reserve dedicated to the preservation of rock art and the re-creation of a Western Cape
sanctuary for indigenous flora and fauna, and a premier spring flower destination. It is a
South Africa Natural Heritage site and is known as the worlds largest open-air
art gallery with 125 rock art sites dating back some 10,000 years.
The reserve is home to more than 140 bird species, 755 plant species and
more than 34 species of mammals which have been identified in the reserve including
a large herd of the rare and endangered Cape mountain zebra, and occasional sightings of
the elusive Cape mountain leopard.
The exclusive five-star lodge is a member of the prestigious Relais &
Châteaux association, and has nine suites and seven standard rooms including The Manor
house with its four suites, two lounges, and a dining room with bar and covered veranda.
Other Lodge facilities include and outdoor dining and lounge area, and the
Homestead with a bar, billiard room, library, award winning wine cellar, sauna and
swimming pools. Guests may enjoy birding, abseiling, mountain biking, hiking, fishing,
canoeing, stargazing and swimming in clear mountain rock pools.