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london
Reviewed 3 days ago NEWvia mobile

We have just visited here for the third time and cannot say enough about the magical atmosphere of this place. It is a three hour drive from Cape Town but the road is smoothand directions are easy. The welcome given on the comfort of bushman's Kloof are outstanding. We had a beautiful room and bathroom looking out over a pool....

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Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

This is a retreat in the fantastic Cederburg mountains and offers morning drives to see the wild animals, birds and flora (not the big 5) and afternoon drives to see the Rock Art sites which abound on this reserve. Bird life is unbelievable. The food, wine, staff friendliness and facilities were excellent.Well worth the drive for a 3 night stay.

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Leiden, The Netherlands
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This is our third trip to South Africa. This time around we decide to hit the mountains in search for new adventures and natural beauty. We chose Bushman's Kloof. What an amazing experience! Easy to reach by (rental) car. Three hours frim Cape Town on first class roads. The last 10km (from the entrance of the resort to the lodge...

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Loughborough, United Kingdom
Reviewed 1 week ago

The most perfect stay possible! We spent three days at this amazing venue set in the Cederberg Mountains and I can't recommend it highly enough! It was with some trepidation that we drove through the Mountain area as it seemed very remote and I could not imagine where on earth we would be staying that could possibly be very comfortable...

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Basel
Reviewed 1 week ago

Our second visit to Bushmans Kloof was just as perfect as the first one two years ago. We spent 3 nights in a nicely decorated, large deluxe room. One of the highlights of our stay was definitely the Spa. My partner and I enjoyed our treatments at the peaceful Riverside Gazebo, which offers stunning views of the beautiful landscape. The...

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Rockanje, The Netherlands
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We had a lovely experience in Bushmans Kloof. Beautiful individual lodges, with magnificent views of Cedar mountains. Great SPA facilities. Breakfasts outside near the river. Delicious dinners with good local wines. Very friendly and helpful staff. Excellent ranger that knew her stuff and was very enthusiastic, proud of the Kloof and service minded. Good price/performance.

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Rory_du_Plessis-TA, General Manager at Bushmans Kloof Wilderness Reserve & Wellness Retreat, responded to this review

Dear Richard O Thank you very much for taking the time to write a review and for the wonderful feedback about your stay with us, it is greatly appreciated. I am so pleased that you think so highly of our beautiful property, that you had such a memorable stay with us and particularly loved the genuine hospitality delivered to you...

Claremont, California
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Spent 4 nights here. The setting in the fascinating, eroded sandstone Cederberg Mountains has no close rival for natural beauty. Strange, interesting plants, dramatic drainages feeding streams that trickle into pools below overhangs and rock shelters decorated with San rock art. All this in odd contrast to over-the-top hyper-decorated River Side suite with telltale signs of wear such as peeling...

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JamesBasson, General Manager at Bushmans Kloof Wilderness Reserve & Wellness Retreat, responded to this review

Dear R00Catt Thank you for your review and I am glad to hear that you enjoyed the beautiful landscape that surrounds Bushmans Kloof. The rugged Cederberg Mountains and scenery certainly makes for a very dramatic and special setting with unique flora as we are part of the Cape Floral Kingdom. We are proud to be the custodians of over a...

Birmingham, Alabama
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

From the minute we arrived at Bushman's Kloof, we were treated like royalty. The staff were outstanding, and the service impeccable every step of the way. Our guide Nicholas was not only extremely knowledgeable about the incredible rock art, and the plants and animals there, he also gave us a fascinating star-gazing talk one night. Request him if you get...

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West Chiltington, United Kingdom
Reviewed October 25, 2016

We had 3 days with Byron as our guide for morning and afternoon drives. Mornings were to visit the rock art sites with flowers and plants pointed out along the way. 5.0pm drives were to see the animals and birds. Although there aren't huge numbers of animals the Cape Zebras and Springboks were my favourite. Breakfast was an excellent choice...

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Durban, South Africa
Reviewed October 18, 2016

This establishment is truly a remarkable hospitality facility in an amazing geological complex. The accommodation, service staff, food and hospitality is simply world class. The mountain solitude is a perfect setting in which to relax and enjoy the best of South African hospitality. The nature drives were fantastic and our guide Nick was a great fountain of knowledge for the...

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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Ancient landscapes of wind-sculpted sandstone and untamed bush frame this luxury retreat, 270km from Cape Town. Voted ‘Best Hotel in the World 2009’ in the Travel + Leisure World’s Best Awards, the malaria-free reserve is an ecological oasis for diverse wildlife, and custodian of 130 ancient San rock art sites renowned as one the ‘world’s largest open air art galleries’. Evening nature drives and exhilarating outdoor adventures offset an invigorating wellness focus, featuring an outdoor spa gazebo and spa treatments rooted in nature. Delectable cuisine distinguishes this authentic African wilderness escape, while luxurious accommodation includes Koro Lodge, the child-friendly private villa. ... more   less 

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Address: Cederberg Mountains, Clanwilliam 8135, South Africa
Location: South Africa > Western Cape > Clanwilliam
Price Range: $620 - $1,137 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:5 star — Bushmans Kloof Wilderness Reserve & Wellness Retreat 5*
Number of rooms: 16
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“Loved the pool at the River Side, but otherwise not a good value”
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