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Bushman’s Kloof Wilderness Reserve

“An oasis in the wilderness! Enjoy Adventure on open plains & magical lands!”

Budget level: Top-End
South Africa
When to Go
All Year
Property Type
Cederberg Region
Kids Min Age
All Ages

Cradled by the rugged Cederberg Mountains, Bushman’s 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, in South Africa’s Cederberg. Offering five-star luxury accommodation and inspired South African cuisine, memorable days at Bushman’s Kloof Wilderness Reserve are spent discovering the wide-open plains, awe-inspiring wildlife and pristine mountain landscapes. 

At the heart of Bushmans Kloof is the elegant Homestead, where guests can trade travelling tales at the convivial bar, or enjoy quiet moments of learning in the library and Heritage Centre. The lush courtyard offers a heated pool and gymnasium open to all guests, while the shaded terrace is idyllic for al fresco dining on warm summer days. The elegant dining room offers a more formal culinary experience, paired with select vintages from our award-winning wine cellar. Home to nearly 3000 bottles from 700 producers in South Africa and abroad, guided tastings are available on request. 

Guests enjoy access to four serene swimming pools, with well-marked walking trails to allow for independent exploring. While the serenity of this pristine mountain wilderness is itself a balm for the soul, The Spa is the focus of the healing energy of Bushmans Kloof. The Spa is accessible to residents only and does not offer day-visitor facilities. 

Experience + Activities 

With 7500-hectares of pristine mountain wilderness waiting to be discovered, guests at Bushmans Kloof are spoiled for choice when it comes to filling their days. 

Discover this 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 the lodge’s experienced local guides. 

Enjoy a guided hiking trail with the lodge’s expert rangers, or let the scenery roll past on an idyllic evening nature drive. The gravel tracks of the reserve are perfect for mountain biking, while the pristine mountain pools will tempt for a swim on hot summer days. Keen anglers can cast a fly for wily Clanwilliam Yellowfish, or simply enjoy a sedate paddle on the placid waters of the dam. Whether you like it wild or mild, Bushmans Kloof offers an unforgettable wilderness adventure for you! 


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 the lodge’s dedication to generous hospitality ensures your stay will be filled with delightful surprises and thoughtful touches. 

  • Luxury Rooms – Set overlooking lush indigenous gardens, where crystal-clear swimming pools offer respite from warm summer days, the seven Luxury Rooms are each individually decorated, with a private terrace delivering wonderful views out over the reserve. 
  • Deluxe Rooms – The seven Deluxe Rooms at Bushmans Kloof have been individually designed and decorated to offer inimitable luxury and charm amid the wilderness of the Cederberg Mountains. Comfortable private lounge areas offer additional personal space for relaxing between activities in the reserve, while spacious terraces overlook the landscaped lodge gardens. Selected rooms offer fireplaces for the colder winter months. 
  • Niven Family Deluxe Room – The perfect choice for families requiring more space, this expansive Deluxe Room includes a master bedroom (with king-size bed) and second bedroom (with twin or double beds), each enjoying their own en-suite bathroom. A beautiful private terrace offers a serene space for relaxing al fresco. Please note that all Deluxe Rooms are strictly non-smoking. 

Why we like it

  • An Extraordinary Location – South African Heritage Site 
  • Thoughtful Touches 
  • Delicious Cuisine 
  • Breathtaking Wilderness Experiences 
  • Unique Design & Curated Art 

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