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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
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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... More 

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Loughborough, United Kingdom
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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... More 

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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... More 

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Rockanje, The Netherlands
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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... More 

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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... More 

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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... More 

Birmingham, Alabama
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Reviewed 4 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... More 

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West Chiltington, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 25 October 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... More 

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Durban, South Africa
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Reviewed 19 October 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... More 

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Reviewed 17 October 2016

We stayed here for 3 nights. What an amazing time we had . The rooms are big, private and very comfortable. The staff are very helpful and make sure that things are done but not in your face. The food was delicious and had at different venues. The spa was one of the best I have been to. The scenery... More 

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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
Region: South Africa > Western Cape > Clanwilliam
Price Range: £498 - £907 (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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