Bushmans Kloof Wilderness Reserve & Wellness Retreat
Kadoro - dinning in the reserve Cape Mountain Zebra in spring flowers
Kadoro - dinning in the reserve
Cape Mountain Zebra in spring flowers

Bushmans Kloof Wilderness Reserve & Wellness Retreat

Bushmans Kloof Wilderness Reserve & Wellness Retreat is a luxurious ecological oasis at the foothills of the Cederberg Mountains, where abundant wildlife roam free. Located only 270 km from Cape Town, it offers a distinctive wilderness experience against a backdrop of wide open plains, ancient sandstone formations and crystal clear waterfalls. The multi award-winning Relais & Châteaux Lodge is famed for its splendid luxury, generous hospitality, creative cuisine and trademark warm hospitality. Guests are accommodated in 16 comfortable guest rooms and suites, while private villa Koro Lodge offers total exclusivity. Its many international awards include a Number 1 ranking in the ‘Top 25 Resorts and Safari Camps in Africa’ category in Condé Nast Traveler’s Gold List 2014. The reserve is home to over 150 kinds of birds, 755 plant species and over 35 species of mammals, and is custodian to over 130 ancient Bushman rock art sites in the reserve – some over 10 000 years old. At Bushmans Kloof guests may find solace for the soul at the Spa, engage in exhilarating outdoor activities including nature drives and walks, mountain biking, canoeing and swimming in rock pools - or do absolutely nothing but inhale the beauty and tranquillity of nature.


South Africa


Predator and Malaria FREE. Viewing the 10 000 year old Bushman paintings with a guide who is able to interpret them. The Star gazing is spectacular. Dining at Kadoro - little shepards cottage in the reserve. Experiencing the magical sites and sounds of the Cerderberg. Sundowners in the reserve. The cuisine is authentic. Walk in the walled garden. Bird watching. Hiking with no feer of predators.

Need to Know

It takes 3 hours to get there from Cape Town. There is a airstrip for those who wish to fly and chauffeur drive road transfers available. The largest collection of well preserved Bushman paintings in South Africa. Springtime - Namaqualand daisies are carpeted throughout the reserve. Privately owned. Member of Relais & Chateaux. Bushmans Kloof is involved in many conservations and community projects - Cape Mountain Leopard, Cape Mountain Zebra, Clanwilliam Cedar Tree, Riel Dancers, Elizabethfontein Primary School, Clanwilliam Yellowfish.


The Lodge uses open game viewers which allow guests. 360 degree views from the vehicle. This is not a big five experience. Each nature drive allows you to discover more about our environment and flora and fauna. Walking to the Bushman paintings.

Wildlife HighlightsWildlife Highlights

Cape Mountain Zebra, Eland, Bontebok, Gemsbok, Springbok, Artvark, Artwolf, Bat Eared Fox, 150 bird species 755 plant species

Local ActivitiesLocal Activities

The lodge is located near Clanwilliam which is one of the oldest towns in South Africa. There are guided walks through the town. The Rooibos Ltd Factory offers daily visits and tours. Wupperthal is a 60km drive from the Lodge - Old German Mission Station


2 indoor dinning areas. 3 Outdoor dinning areas. The Spa. 1 bar and 1 river boma. Confernece room. Fitness Centre. 4 Outdoor pools. The Heritage Centre - display of Bushman artefacts. The Trading Post - shop.


Main Lodge - 16 Rooms and Suites. Koro Lodge - Private Villa.


Condé Nast Traveler (USA) Readers’ Choice Awards: Top 20 Safari Lodges & Camps in Africa (2014) Condé Nast Traveler (USA) Readers’ Choice Awards: Top 100 Hotels & Resorts in the World (2014) Diners Club Winelist Awards: Diamond Certification and overall Best Wine List in the Cape (2014) Condé Nast Traveler (USA): Gold List, The World's Best Places to Stay South Africa with a score of 98.9 (2014) Condé Nast Traveler (USA): Gold List, The World's Best Places to Stay, The Best African Safari Lodges and other Wilderness Vacation Spots, ranked 1st (2014) Travel + Leisure (USA) Global Vision Awards: Runner up in the Conservation category (2013) Condé Nast Traveler (USA) Readers’ Travel Awards: Top 100 hotels in the World, ranking 3rd overall (2013) Condé Nast Traveler (USA) Readers’ Travel Awards: Voted No. 1 Resort/Safari Camp in Africa (2013) Diners Club Winelist Awards: Diamond Award (2013) National Geographic Traveler (USA): World’s 25 Best Ecolodges (2013) PMR Africa West Coast Leaders and Achievers Awards: Diamond Winner Executive Accommodation (2013) PMR Africa West Coast Leaders and Achievers Awards: Diamond Winner Private Game Farms/Reserves (2013)


Open all year High Season : September to March Low Season : April to August

Average StayAverage Stay

3 nights

Average PriceAverage Room Prices

(per person per night unless otherwise stated)

Low season - rates from R2950 per person sharing per night. High season - rates from R4655 per person sharing per night. The rates include all meals and activities. Koro Lodge - rates from R21430 for the Villa for a night. The rate includes all meals, local beverages and activities.

Children PolicyChild Policy

Main Lodge - Children 8 years and older are welcome. Koro Lodge - Children of all ages welcome.

Contact and Social Media

To find out more call us on +44 (0)1865 982290 or email us at enquiries at safariawards.com.

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