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Bushmans Kloof Wilderness Reserve & Wellness Retreat

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Agert Pakhuis Pass, Clanwilliam 8135 South Africa
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  • All linens sanitized in high-temperature wash
  • Hand sanitizer available to guests & staff
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
  • Staff required to regularly wash hands
  • Daily temperature and symptom checks for staff
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#2 of 15 in Clanwilliam
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4.9
Value
4.6
Cradled by the rugged Cederberg Mountains, Bushmans Kloof 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.
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Property amenities
Free parking
Free internet
Pool
Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room
Free breakfast
Bicycles available
Canoeing
Airport transportation
Secured parking
Wifi
Hot tub
Pool / beach towels
Infinity pool
Pool with view
Outdoor pool
Heated pool
Bar / lounge
Restaurant
Breakfast buffet
Breakfast in the room
Special diet menus
Wine / champagne
Hiking
Bicycle tours
Entertainment staff
Fishing
Conference facilities
Meeting rooms
Spa
Couples massage
Facial treatments
Full body massage
Massage
Baggage storage
Concierge
Gift shop
Non-smoking hotel
Outdoor fireplace
Outdoor furniture
Picnic area
Sun loungers / beach chairs
Sun umbrellas
Butler service
Dry cleaning
Laundry service
Ironing service
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Minibar
Flatscreen TV
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Romantic
Mountain View
Languages Spoken
Afrikaans
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Agert Pakhuis Pass, Clanwilliam 8135 South Africa
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martinuksa wrote a review Mar 2022
Johannesburg, South Africa382 contributions65 helpful votes
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We had been recommended to visit here by the staff at the Oyster Box, and we weren't disappointed. The welcoming staff created an amazing first impression. The rooms are extremely comfortable, very well appointed and are set along the side of a small lake, facing a picturesque rock face. The meals were very good, with excellent use made of local produce. The cleaning staff were extremely good without being at all intrusive - the rooms were always spotless. Kudos to them. The food and beverage staff were extremely friendly and looked after us well, although we sometimes had to wait a bit for drinks orders. The situation of BK deserves an essay of it's own. The Cedarberg is an exquisite part of the world and the scenery is beautiful in a very unique way. The rock art sites of the San People are plentiful on the reserve and I would definitely recommend taking one of the morning drives to visit them. The late afternoon drives are more focused on game viewing and are really good. I must give a HUGE shout out to our personal guide Eric. He was extremely knowledgeable and was very helpful in us identifying many species of birds that we had never seen before. The stop for sundowners was always a highlight and a chance to experience the quiet of the Cedarberg. Highly recommended!
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Date of stay: March 2022Trip type: Traveled
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Michael C wrote a review Sep 2021
Cape Town, South Africa488 contributions93 helpful votes
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We had heard great things about Bushmans Kloof before our visit and we were not disappointed. The Cederberg has amazing scenery and it follows that this reserve is simply stunning. There is so much to commend about our stay * the accommodation provided was excellent - I’ll say no more so you also enjoy the surprises. * the staff were simply awesome. - nothing was too much bother. * the food is simply gorgeous. I defy anyone to eat breakfast, lunch, high tea and dinner. * the daily trips delight whether it’s going to see some rock art or the nature drive. * absolutely loved the wine tasting experience. * plenty of other things to do - hiking, mountain biking to name but two. You pay a premium to stay but it’s absolutely worth it to treat yourself well nice in a while. If you can afford the price this is stunning South African hospitality at its best. A three hour drive from Cape Town-
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Date of stay: August 2021Trip type: Traveled
Room Tip: Book early if you plan to visit during flower time in the Biedouw Valley.
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Response from Rory du Plessis, General Manager at Bushmans Kloof Wilderness Reserve & Wellness Retreat
Responded Nov 21, 2021
Dear michaelcA4324MB, Many thanks for your wonderful feedback and we hope to see you back in this part of the world very soon. Kind regards
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redstonefan wrote a review Feb 2022
Denver, Colorado49 contributions4 helpful votes
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We were lucky to have stayed here 4 days and have enjoyed each one. My wife and I are very active and there was remarkable experiences to be had from beautiful hikes to evening Safari rides to viewing of rock art, canoeing and fishing and so much more. The food quality so far exceeded expectations as did the wonderfully friendly fun and kind staff. This place is truly special. We’ve traveled throughout the US and other countries and rarely had an experience like this. It reminded us a bit of Sedona Arizona and Moab Utah. The pictures don’t do it justice. The landscape surrounding the hotel is rugged and beautiful but has to be seen in person to be appreciated. Worth every bit of the 3+ hour drive from Cape Town.
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Date of stay: February 2022Trip type: Traveled
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Response from Rory du Plessis, General Manager at Bushmans Kloof Wilderness Reserve & Wellness Retreat
Responded Feb 27, 2022
Dear redstonefan, It was wonderful having you with us at Bushmans Kloof. We hope to see you back in the Cederberg soon. Kind regards
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Thornsonholiday wrote a review Feb 2022
Shropshire, United Kingdom27 contributions7 helpful votes
This was our second visit to BK and this time we decided to fly up to make our stay extra special. We actually left Windhoek at 1.40pm and were sipping tea at BK by 5pm, having flown there via Cape Town. Our return visit to Bushman’s did not disappoint- from being met at the airstrip by the wonderful Zenobia to check in by Kayla and the welcome and hospitality by Michel and his team - everything was exemplary. We were very fortunate to stay in Cederberg House for our four day visit which was so beautiful and nothing was too much trouble for the team. You do have to remember this is rural South Africa and therefore there will be animals that come sometimes annoying - we chased off the baboons (as did the staff) but we knew we had to close outside doors if we were not directly in the room as they are opportunistic and can wreak havoc. But being able to sit by our pool and watch red hartebeest and various birds play was superb. The hike to the crystal pools was amazing - we couldn’t do that the last time we were at BK as there hadn’t been rains. So much to do so we have booked again for next year!
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Date of stay: February 2022Trip type: Traveled
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NicK D wrote a review Feb 2022
31 contributions26 helpful votes
We stayed with friends in the Koro Lodge and were treated so well at all times by a very polite and friendly staff. The whole place is beautifully set, the rooms are very-well appointed and one can relax completely and peacefully. The food and wines were of very high quality and in very generous quantities. The drives with the ranger were very informative and pleasant.
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Date of stay: November 2021
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Caravan wrote a review Dec 2021
United Kingdom12 contributions5 helpful votes
My wife and I visited for four days. A gift from our children in celebration of our 50th Wedding anniversary. We stayed in River Side lodge. This is a breathtakingly beautiful tranquil spot with memories made forever. The drive to the Lodge is typically South African - good roads, fabulous views, wonderful weather, and a welcome to set the stage. Go and be impressed by it all!
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Date of stay: December 2021Trip type: Traveled
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Johan G wrote a review Dec 2021
Shaka's Rock, South Africa3 contributions3 helpful votes
A huge “thank you” to Rory, Stephan, Seppie and the wonderful support team at Bushman’s Kloof for a great mid-week-break. Vovo spoiled us non-stop. Stephans cocktails were out of this world, with the best Margarita we have ever had!! Food was excellent!!, our suite very comfortable, with views over a dam filled with lillies Overall a great experience which will be repeated in the not too distance future Again , thank you to all…
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Date of stay: December 2021Trip type: Traveled
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MikeyA wrote a review Dec 2021
Cape Town Central, South Africa92 contributions69 helpful votes
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A wonderful spoil. Everything was superb from the moment we checked in until we left - with our car having been washed & vacuumed, fresh bottles of mineral water inside and butter biscuits with a note. The setting is magical. Beautiful walks and discovering bushman caves. Our guide Londi was knowledgeable and excellent on fauna, flora and the Khoi & San people. Food is superb. They cater meticulously for any dietary requirements. Wonderful wines. They have a superb spa with great treatments which we indulged in. Could not recommend it more highly.
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Date of stay: December 2021Trip type: Traveled
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LesRuhrmund wrote a review Oct 2021
Cape Town Central, South Africa180 contributions131 helpful votes
A few months ago (June) I celebrated a special birthday and decided to treat my family of eight ( including my two children, spouses and two grandchildren) to five nights at Bushman's. On the morning of the third day (my birthday), my wife was attacked by a baboon inside the kitchen in Koro Lodge where my daughter, her husband and two children were accommodated. She suffered multiple breaks to her right femur and wrist. The staff were understandably shocked and upset but not withstanding their earnest attempts to get us assistance, they were of very little use. I managed to get an ambulance that arrived three hours later followed by a four hour drive to a hospital in Cape Town. Four months later, my wife is mobile on crutches but has lost most of the mobility in her wrist. How would one expect the management and owners to respond? Shamefully I'm afraid. They sent a small posy of flowers to the hospital with a "Get Well Soon' card and nearly a month later refunded me for the two nights we'd been forced to abandon with a note from reservations saying they hoped to see us back at the lodge again in the near future. That's it. Quite shameful lack of interest or concern for my wife's condition and recovery. I've selected to give a two star rating because the accommodation, etc. is lovely.
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Date of stay: June 2021
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JS4242 wrote a review Sep 2021
Basel30 contributions25 helpful votes
We stayed for 2 nights at Bushmanskloof. The property is beautiful, the staff was amazing and food as well. When booking it directly on their site, I could only find packages incl. massages etc., which we did not want or need. So, on day 1, I asked why there was no possibility to book just room and board. I was told there was, but only for South Africans. I tried to see on their website right there and found out that they discriminate in their rates. In ZA, the rate was approx. 25% lower (difference of 350 USD per night) for the same room. I don’t believe that is justifiable and reasonable. Did not expect such treatment at a property of this level.
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Date of stay: September 2021Trip type: Traveled
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$538 - $611 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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South AfricaWestern CapeClanwilliam
NUMBER OF ROOMS
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Frequently Asked Questions about Bushmans Kloof Wilderness Reserve & Wellness Retreat
What are some of the property amenities at Bushmans Kloof Wilderness Reserve & Wellness Retreat?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free breakfast, a pool, and an on-site restaurant.
Which room amenities are available at Bushmans Kloof Wilderness Reserve & Wellness Retreat?
Top room amenities include a minibar, air conditioning, and a flat screen TV.
What food & drink options are available at Bushmans Kloof Wilderness Reserve & Wellness Retreat?
Guests can enjoy free breakfast, an on-site restaurant, and a lounge during their stay.
Is parking available at Bushmans Kloof Wilderness Reserve & Wellness Retreat?
Yes, free parking and secured parking are available to guests.
Are there opportunities to exercise at Bushmans Kloof Wilderness Reserve & Wellness Retreat?
Yes, guests have access to a pool and a fitness center during their stay.
Does Bushmans Kloof Wilderness Reserve & Wellness Retreat have airport transportation?
Yes, Bushmans Kloof Wilderness Reserve & Wellness Retreat offers airport transportation for guests. We recommend calling ahead to confirm details.
Are any cleaning services offered at Bushmans Kloof Wilderness Reserve & Wellness Retreat?
Yes, dry cleaning and laundry service are offered to guests.
Does Bushmans Kloof Wilderness Reserve & Wellness Retreat offer any business services?
Yes, guests have access to meeting rooms and conference facilities during their stay.
Does Bushmans Kloof Wilderness Reserve & Wellness Retreat have any great views?
Yes, guests often enjoy the mountain view available here.