Awarded: Bronze

Bushman’s Kloof is a smart, luxurious hotel within the Bushman’s Kloof Wilderness Reserve. With a focus on wellness, excellent cuisine and preserving the rich history and wilderness of the area, this mountain retreat is an ideal base for exploring the Cedarberg Mountains and discovering the many ancient art sites nearby.


Plan your journey

Location

The hotel sits within the foothills of the Cedarberg Mountains within the 72km² Bushman’s Kloof Reserve. It has been declared a South African Natural Hertiage Sites and there are 130 rock art sites to explore on the reserve. The hotel lies just 30 minutes from Clanwilliam, one of South Africa’s oldest towns. The three-hour drive to the hotel from Cape Town is a stunning journey through red boulder fields and groves of orange and peach trees.

Rooms

There are 16 rooms and suites all with private verandas and wonderful views of the reserve. Interiors include exposed wooden beams, dark wooden furniture and wrought iron fittings. En-suites offer walk-in showers, bathtubs and bespoke, locally-made B|Africa products. For added luxury the Riverside Supreme Suite boasts a heated private plunge pool and outdoor shower. Families can enjoy the Koro Lodge which offers two bedrooms, a loft area which sleeps up to four children, a private infinity pool and a private chef. 

Communal Areas

The heart of the hotel is The Homestead where two uniquely designed lounges await. One is a contemporary space and one is decorated in a traditional African style. Both have fireplaces and plenty of spots to relax. Dine on the terrace, in the River Boma or on picnic blankets in the heart of the reserve. Enjoy afternoon tea on the Manor House Deck shaded by large fig trees or experience a traditional South African BBQ amid a natural granite rock amphitheatre. The hotel also has four swimming pools to cool off in.

Activities

The reserve is malaria and predator-free so exploration is very open. Take picnics on a hike or bike ride across the landscape, explore the 130 rock art sites on the reserve or take guided botanical walks to discover the surrounding flora. Guests can also embark on canoeing trips, fishing excursions and archery lessons. The hotel also has a heritage centre which showcases a number of Bushman artefacts including dancing sticks, instruments, jewellery and hunting kits.

Full Board

Accommodation
Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
Sunset nature drives with sundowner drinks and snacks
Guided rock art excursions
Fynbos excursions and botanical walks
Canoeing and fly fishing
Archery
Stargazing and bird watching
Hiking and walking trails
Special interest presentations (birding, stargazing, rock art)
Cycling

When to go

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SUMMER

Ideal weather with mainly clear skies, very little rainfall and little wind. Midday temperatures will generally reach highs of around 25°C/77°F, occasionally going over 32°C/90°F. Nights are warm but comfortable.

The West Coast & Karoo, as with the rest of the Western Cape, can be best described as having a Mediterranean climate with warm, dry summers and mild and wet winters. Ideally, we would recommend visiting in the Spring, Summer or Autumn when the weather is at it’s best within the area. Winter weather is cooler, wetter and often much windier; there are however still a huge number of activities possible and accommodation prices are more competitive.

SUMMER

Ideal weather with mainly clear skies, very little rainfall and little wind. Midday temperatures will generally reach highs of around 25°C/77°F, occasionally going over 32°C/90°F. Nights are warm but comfortable.

The West Coast & Karoo, as with the rest of the Western Cape, can be best described as having a Mediterranean climate with warm, dry summers and mild and wet winters. Ideally, we would recommend visiting in the Spring, Summer or Autumn when the weather is at it’s best within the area. Winter weather is cooler, wetter and often much windier; there are however still a huge number of activities possible and accommodation prices are more competitive.

AUTUMN

This can be a fantastic time of year to visit as the summer's heat subsides, the wind settles and autumn casts its brightly coloured mantle over the vineyards, generating red, burnished vistas spreading from the mountain tops to the sea. Midday temperatures of around 24°C/75°F, mornings can be a little chilly at times, so do pack a warm jumper.

The West Coast & Karoo, as with the rest of the Western Cape, can be best described as having a Mediterranean climate with warm, dry summers and mild and wet winters. Ideally, we would recommend visiting in the Spring, Summer or Autumn when the weather is at it’s best within the area. Winter weather is cooler, wetter and often much windier; there are however still a huge number of activities possible and accommodation prices are more competitive.

AUTUMN

This can be a fantastic time of year to visit as the summer's heat subsides, the wind settles and autumn casts its brightly coloured mantle over the vineyards, generating red, burnished vistas spreading from the mountain tops to the sea. Midday temperatures of around 24°C/75°F, mornings can be a little chilly at times, so do pack a warm jumper.

The West Coast & Karoo, as with the rest of the Western Cape, can be best described as having a Mediterranean climate with warm, dry summers and mild and wet winters. Ideally, we would recommend visiting in the Spring, Summer or Autumn when the weather is at it’s best within the area. Winter weather is cooler, wetter and often much windier; there are however still a huge number of activities possible and accommodation prices are more competitive.

WINTER

The arrival of Winter signifies cooler weather, increased rainfall with weather front often rolling in off the Atlantic Ocean, accompanied by strong winds. In between the weather fronts, the weather can be surprisingly pleasant, these days are just less frequent. This is a spectacular time to see the Western Cape in all of its glory, but just be prepared for any weather!

The West Coast & Karoo, as with the rest of the Western Cape, can be best described as having a Mediterranean climate with warm, dry summers and mild and wet winters. Ideally, we would recommend visiting in the Spring, Summer or Autumn when the weather is at it’s best within the area. Winter weather is cooler, wetter and often much windier; there are however still a huge number of activities possible and accommodation prices are more competitive.

WINTER

The arrival of Winter signifies cooler weather, increased rainfall with weather front often rolling in off the Atlantic Ocean, accompanied by strong winds. In between the weather fronts, the weather can be surprisingly pleasant, these days are just less frequent. This is a spectacular time to see the Western Cape in all of its glory, but just be prepared for any weather!

The West Coast & Karoo, as with the rest of the Western Cape, can be best described as having a Mediterranean climate with warm, dry summers and mild and wet winters. Ideally, we would recommend visiting in the Spring, Summer or Autumn when the weather is at it’s best within the area. Winter weather is cooler, wetter and often much windier; there are however still a huge number of activities possible and accommodation prices are more competitive.

WINTER

The arrival of Winter signifies cooler weather, increased rainfall with weather front often rolling in off the Atlantic Ocean, accompanied by strong winds. In between the weather fronts, the weather can be surprisingly pleasant, these days are just less frequent. This is a spectacular time to see the Western Cape in all of its glory, but just be prepared for any weather!

The West Coast & Karoo, as with the rest of the Western Cape, can be best described as having a Mediterranean climate with warm, dry summers and mild and wet winters. Ideally, we would recommend visiting in the Spring, Summer or Autumn when the weather is at it’s best within the area. Winter weather is cooler, wetter and often much windier; there are however still a huge number of activities possible and accommodation prices are more competitive.

SPRING

the first signs of Spring, which are can be particularly spectacular within this part of South Africa. Temperatures remain fairly cool, with a maximum average high of around 18°C/64°F, though the number of clear calm days is almost as high as the summer.

The West Coast & Karoo, as with the rest of the Western Cape, can be best described as having a Mediterranean climate with warm, dry summers and mild and wet winters. Ideally, we would recommend visiting in the Spring, Summer or Autumn when the weather is at it’s best within the area. Winter weather is cooler, wetter and often much windier; there are however still a huge number of activities possible and accommodation prices are more competitive.

SPRING

With a flora and fauna as biodiverse as the Western Cape it is no surprise that spring can be spectacular period to visit. Temperatures remain fairly cool, with a maximum average high of around 20°C/67°F, though the number of clear calm days is almost as high as the summer.

The West Coast & Karoo, as with the rest of the Western Cape, can be best described as having a Mediterranean climate with warm, dry summers and mild and wet winters. Ideally, we would recommend visiting in the Spring, Summer or Autumn when the weather is at it’s best within the area. Winter weather is cooler, wetter and often much windier; there are however still a huge number of activities possible and accommodation prices are more competitive.

SPRING

With a flora and fauna as biodiverse as the Western Cape it is no surprise that spring can be spectacular period to visit. Temperatures remain fairly cool, with a maximum average high of around 20°C/67°F, though the number of clear calm days is almost as high as the summer.

The West Coast & Karoo, as with the rest of the Western Cape, can be best described as having a Mediterranean climate with warm, dry summers and mild and wet winters. Ideally, we would recommend visiting in the Spring, Summer or Autumn when the weather is at it’s best within the area. Winter weather is cooler, wetter and often much windier; there are however still a huge number of activities possible and accommodation prices are more competitive.

SUMMER

Ideal weather with mainly clear skies, very little rainfall and little wind. Midday temperatures will generally reach highs of around 25°C/77°F, occasionally going over 30°C/90°F. Nights comfortable.

The West Coast & Karoo, as with the rest of the Western Cape, can be best described as having a Mediterranean climate with warm, dry summers and mild and wet winters. Ideally, we would recommend visiting in the Spring, Summer or Autumn when the weather is at it’s best within the area. Winter weather is cooler, wetter and often much windier; there are however still a huge number of activities possible and accommodation prices are more competitive.

SUMMER

Ideal weather with mainly clear skies, very little rainfall and little wind. Midday temperatures will generally reach highs of around 25°C/77°F, occasionally going over 32°C/90°F. Nights are warm but comfortable.

The West Coast & Karoo, as with the rest of the Western Cape, can be best described as having a Mediterranean climate with warm, dry summers and mild and wet winters. Ideally, we would recommend visiting in the Spring, Summer or Autumn when the weather is at it’s best within the area. Winter weather is cooler, wetter and often much windier; there are however still a huge number of activities possible and accommodation prices are more competitive.

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