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Come To South Africa - Escape Winter's Chill

Spectacular Bushmans Kloof Offers the Perfect Haven from Wintry Weather

If winter is getting to be too much, Bushmans Kloof Wilderness Reserve & Wellness Retreat offers the perfect escape! South Africa’s warm days are ideal for outdoor activities in the beautiful foothills of the Cederberg Mountains, and the cool evenings are perfect for enjoying drinks around the fireplace. As you ponder rock climbing, wine tasting, or a spa vacation, Bushmans Kloof’s excellent hospitality and delicious cuisine will push thoughts of winter well into the background.


  • Food and Wine Weekends: Winemakers from Cederberg, Tierhoek, Fryer’s Cove and Steenberg collaborate with Bushmans Kloof Executive Chef Floris Smith. March 30-31, May 25-26, June 1-2, July 6-7, and July 27-28. Food and Wine Weekends from $251.30 per person per night, based on double occupancy.
  • Take a Three-Night Winter Getaway: Escape to the breathtaking Cederberg wilderness and leave the stress and strain of everyday life behind. Incredible food and exciting outdoor activities await you. Three-Night Winter Getaway is from $205.00 per person per night.
  • Let nature restore you with the Natural Wellness package: “The Cederberg’s wide open plains, mystical rock formations, crystal clear water falls, and abundance of flora and fauna make it a source of rejuvenation,” says Bushmans Kloof General Manager Graham Kennedy. Included in the Natural Wellness package is a Bushmans Kloof back, neck and shoulder massage. Natural Wellness is from $225.00 per person per night, based on double occupancy.
  • Nurture in Nature package: Combines stimulating outdoor activities along with relaxing soul-soothing experiences. This two-night mid-week package is from $228.00 per person per night, based on double occupancy.

All three winter packages are valid from April 1 to August 3 and include accommodations, all meals (afternoon tea, dinner, full English breakfast and a la carte lunch), and a variety of activities such as nature drives, guided rock art excursions, botanical walks, canoeing, archery, fly fishing, hiking, swimming, birding and star gazing.

Respected researcher Quinton Martins from the Cape Leopard Trust will visit Bushmans Kloof for four two-day visits on March 28-29, May 15-16, June 27-28 and July 10-11, to share his passion on this intriguing animal and to discuss conservation and tracking with guests. From $228.00 per person per night, based on double occupancy.

Life coach and author Pierre van der Spuy will host two-night getaways on July 29-30 and August 20-21. He will guide guests in discovering your passion and changing your views on what makes us human, happy and authentically successful. From $215.00 per person per night, based on double occupancy.

Yoga enthusiasts can be guided through a two-day retreat from June 10-11 and August 13-14, in the stunning surroundings of Bushmans Kloof by experienced teacher Jim Harrington. From $215.00 per person per night, based on double occupancy. For further information or to book your reservation, contact the Reservations Team on 021 481 1860 or


Bushmans Kloof Wilderness Reserve & Wellness Retreat is a luxurious ecological oasis of 18 533 acres (7500 hectare), nestled at the foothills of the breathtaking Cederberg mountains. Here majestic views, staggering rock formations, open plains, invigorating outdoor activities, luxurious accommodation, award-winning Cape cuisine and a wellness experience deeply rooted in Nature combine to create an unforgettable, luxury wilderness adventure.

Less than three hours’ drive from Cape Town, it is unequivocally recognized as a conservation success story and has received international acclaim for its exceptional environmental and conservation projects. These include its Rock art conservation program; providing a sanctuary for the endangered Cape Mountain Zebra and Clanwilliam Yellow Fish; its support of the Cape Mountain Leopard project and the Clanwilliam Cedar Tree project; as well as alien vegetation clearing. Other environmentally friendly practices at the lodge include the cultivation of organic kitchen gardens, recycling waste material, and water and energy saving.

Malaria and predator free, Bushmans Kloof is a sanctuary for many indigenous plants, animals and birds, including the endangered Cape mountain zebra. It is also home to over 130 San rock art sites, is recognized as one of South Africa’s Natural Heritage Sites, and is part of the Cape Floral Kingdom. It bases its entire business ethos on preserving the precious natural environment, while providing guests with the ultimate African wilderness experience in the beautiful surroundings of the Cederberg Wilderness Area, which forms part of the Cape Floral Region – a recognized World Heritage site.

A mere 170 miles from Cape Town, the 5-star Relais & Châteaux lodge, voted Best Hotel in the World 2009 (Travel + Leisure), is renowned for its warm, caring service and exceptional hospitality, where guests can expect superb contemporary Cape cuisine and world-class facilities. Set among wide open plains, majestic rock formations and crystal clear waterfalls, it offers a host of enriching, relaxing and invigorating experiences, such as daily guided rock art walks, mountain biking, canoeing, fishing, archery and swimming in rock pools or the four swimming pools. Bushmans Kloof is a place of natural wonder where you can indulge in a vast range of activities, or do absolutely nothing but inhale the beauty, peace, and tranquility in the midst of nature’s playground.
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