Bushmans Kloof Wilderness Reserve

Bushmans Kloof is located 25km east of Clanwilliam in the Cederberg area of the Western Cape. Immense open plains, deep ravines, spectacular waterfalls and prehistoric rock formations characterise this ecological oasis, nestled between the majestic mountains of the Cederberg and the vast plains of the Great Karoo. 270 Kilometres north of Cape Town, unique and unspoilt, this once hunting ground of the intrepid San, is home to an incredible variety of wildlife and plant species, and is a premier spring flower destination.

Since 1992, Bushmans Kloof has embodied the rebirth and development of this sanctuary, with a mission to create a thriving wilderness which nurtures its indigenous life, protects its history and secures its future. Bushmans Kloof is a privately owned wilderness reserve and is world renowned for its 130 rock art sites. In recognition of its rich cultural, historical and environmental significance, Bushmans Kloof has been declared a South African Natural Heritage site.

Rates inclusive of 15% VAT • South African Rands • Subject to Availability

 

Niven Family Deluxe Room is ideal for families sharing the perfect getaway. The master bedroom consists of one king  bed and the second bedroom has 2 beds which can be converted into a twin or double if required as well as two separate bathrooms with a large private terrace area. 
 

The Adult supplement will be as follows: (age 16 and above)
6 Jan '19 - 30 Apr '19 1 May '19 - 31 Aug '19
Adult supplement for age 16 and above R7 570 per adult R4 320 per adult
1 Sep '19 -  19 Dec '19 20 Dec '19 - 5 Jan '20
Adult supplement for age 16 and above R7 570 per adult R8 250 per adult
6 Jan '20 - 30 Apr '20 1 May '20 - 31 Aug '20
Adult supplement for age 16 and above R8 485 R4 835
1 Sep '20 - 19 Dec '20 20 Dec'20 - 5 Jan '21
Adult supplement for age 16 and above R8 485 R9 240
The Children’s supplement will be as follows: (age 8 to 15)
6 Jan '19 - 30 Apr '19 1 May '19 - 31 Aug '19
Children supplement for ages 8-15 R2 420 per child R1 390 per child
1 Sep '19 -  19 Dec '19 20 Dec '19 - 5 Jan '20
Children supplement for ages 8-15 R2 420 per child R2 430 per child
6 Jan '20 - 30 Apr '20 1 May '20 - 31 Aug '20
Children supplement for ages 8-15 R2 705 R1 560
1 Sep '20 - 19 Dec '20 20 Dec'20 - 5 Jan '21
Children supplement for ages 8-15 R2 705 R2 725

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STAY 4, PAY 3 OFFER:

Valid from   6 January 2019 – 19 December 2019
Stay four nights and only pay for three
Applicable to all room types including Koro Lodge
Offer is accumulative
Not combinable with other promotions, packages or specially negotiated rates
Subject to availability, packages and promotions may be blocked out over peak periods
 
STAY 3, PAY 2 OFFER:

Valid from 1 May 2019 - 31 Aug 2019
Stay three nights and only pay for two
Applicable to all room types including Koro Lodge
Offer is accumulative
Not combinable with other promotions, packages or specially negotiated rates
Subject to availability, packages and promotions may be blocked out over peak periods
 

3-NIGHT GETAWAY


‘Escape the everyday’
 
Sometimes the only way to truly relax is completely change your routine – and a well-deserved escape to the breathtaking Cederberg  wilderness is sure to do the trick. This great value package is valid seven days a week, including weekends.

This exclusive great value 3-Night Package is available: 
   1 September ’19 – 19 December ‘19
Room Type Single Double  
Luxury Room (7) R21 400 R15 190
Deluxe Room (7) R33 030 R22 985
Suite (1) R40 610 R27 340

Main Lodge Rates Include: Luxury accommodation and all meals (Full English Breakfast, A la Carte Light Lunch, Afternoon High Tea and A la Carte Dinner), a variety of enriching and exhilarating lodge activities including nature drives, guided rock art excursions, botanical walks, canoeing, archery, fly fishing, hiking, swimming, special interest presentations (birding, stargazing, entomology, and rock art) or merely relaxing, complimentary WIFI and welcome drink.

Rates Exclude: All beverages, telephone, facsimile, laundry and valet, specialised dining options, lunch on arrival and departure, Trading Post purchases, gratuities, air and road transfers and spa treatments.

Terms and Conditions:
  •  This package is based on a 3 night stay
  •  Block out dates:   18- 22 April 2019 and all special events
  •  This package cannot be combined with any other special offers or special packages offered by Bushmans Kloof
  •  Rates are quoted in ZAR (SA Rand) and are subject to change
  •  Rates are quoted per person sharing and include 15% VAT
STAY 4, PAY 3 OFFER:
Valid from 1 Jan 2020 - 19 Dec 2020
  • Stay four nights and only pay for three;
  • Applicable to all room types including Cederberg House and Koro Lodge;
  • Offer is accumulative and not combinable with other promotions, packages or specially negotiated rates;
  • Subject to availability, packages and promotions may be blocked out over peak periods.

STAY 3, PAY 2 OFFER:

Valid from 1 May 2020 - 30 Sep 2020
Stay three nights and only pay for two
Applicable to all room types including Cederberg House and Koro Lodge;
Offer is accumulative and not combinable with other promotions, packages or specially negotiated rates;
Subject to availability, packages and promotions may be blocked out over peak periods

LOCATION, LOCATION, LOCATION
Valid from 6 Jan 2020 - 19 Dec 2020
Stay 10, pay 7;
Stay 3 nights at Bushmans Kloof and receive return transfers from Cape Town and a private dining experience at Kadoro;

Restaurants

Bushmans Kloof is the home of authentic Cape cuisine. As a Relais and Chateaux property, we have exceptionally high standards with regards to the quality and creativity of our cuisine. The organic garden provides the kitchens with fresh, robust produce, while indigenous fynbos adds a distinctly ‘Cape’ dimension to a fusion of innovative and traditional fare. Our passion for service and hospitality ensures every meal is a special experience.

Our award-winning wine list offers a superb variety of South African wines, French Champagnes and Cognacs. The jewel in the cellar’s crown is our superb Bouchard Finlayson selection. Guests are invited to visit the cellar to make their choice. Our accomplished Chef is adept at creating menus for a range of dining experiences, from romantic picnics, to high tea, or a traditional South African braai (barbeque).

For private dining, order a romantic dinner for two in your room, or indulge in a culinary feast on your patio. Room service may also be enjoyed on the Manor House Deck or poolside. Special dietary requests are easily catered for on request.

The Spa | Fitness

Bushmans Kloof’s award-winning state-of-the-art spa promises a natural journey to wellness. It is a spa getaway unlike any other, with signature experiences and unique facilities such as the Crystal Steam Room and Riverside Gazebo. Though the environment here is therapy in itself, our spa is the focus of the abundant, natural healing energy of the area. A peaceful sanctuary where you can surrender to the ancient mystical powers of the African landscape, rejuvenate the senses, replenish the spirit and achieve deep inner harmony and well-being.

The recuperative properties of hydrotherapy are numerous and varied, improving circulation and digestion and lessening pain sensitivity. We make sure to utilise the Cederberg’s gift of pure, natural water. Swim in the still waters of the dam, crystalline rock pools under cascading waterfalls, or in one of the four swimming pools dotted throughout our majestic botanical gardens. Let the millions of ions in these waters invigorate and replenish.

We offer a range of outdoor activities, as well as a convenient fitness centre for you to maintain fitness levels during your stay. Yoga and meditation are effortless in these serene surroundings. Centre and ground yourself in this spectacular environment. Yoga mats are provided in all guest rooms. Soothing, pampering treatments are complemented by a choice of Elemis, Dermalogica and of course our own unique B | Africa product range. All are specially designed to rejuvenate and replenish the body, mind and soul.

Activities

To experience the essence of this magical wilderness reserve, guests are invited to participate in a variety of activities to invigorate the body and feed the soul. One of the highlights of the day at Bushmans Kloof is the sunset game drive in open game viewing vehicles, with drinks and snacks served at one of the many vantage points in the reserve. Knowledgeable rangers lead the game drives where guests can view at close range a variety of game, both large and small, and enjoy the ever-changing vistas and vegetation.

Early morning rock art tours provide the visitor with an insight into an ancient culture that has been lost forever. Botanical walks, mountain hikes and bird watching are also available. Mountain biking down one of the many rocky slopes offers a challenge to the very adventurous.Fly-fishing enthusiasts may opt for a day excursion to the Biedouw river to challenge the famous Clanwilliam yellowfish on a catch-and-release basis.

Swimming in one of the river's crystal clear natural rock pools or in the Lodge's swimming pools offers welcome relief on a hot summer day. Guests may also picnic in the reserve or simply relax on the rolling green lawns alongside the river.

Additional activities on offer include canoeing, walking trails and stargazing with a state-of-the-art telescope. Those who prefer more leisurely pursuits can amble through the Homestead and admire the original Bushmans Kloof art collection painted by artist Stephen Townley Bassett, or relax in the comfort of the extensive library.

Guests can select safari gear and mementoes from the Trading Post gift shop, watch wildlife videos, sip cocktails at Makana, or enjoy the extensive Spa facilities. Bushmans Kloof invites guests to explore the indigenous gardens or to simply marvel at the fascinating rock formations, gouged out over eons. The sweeping vistas from the Cederberg to the Great Karoo provide food for thought, and the tranquility rejuvenates weary travelers from around the globe.

Luxury Room

Luxury Rooms all have private patios and en suite bathrooms. There is convenient access to one of the four crystalline swimming pools at the lodge. Luxury rooms overlook landscaped gardens, and the breathtaking beauty of the untamed yonder.

Features include
  • En-suite bathroom with separate bath and shower
  • Air conditioning, ceiling fans and under-floor heating
  • In-room safe
  • Well stocked mini-bar
  • Luxury bed linen
  • Custom designed soft furnishings
  • Soothing and pampering private-label toiletries
  • Bathrobes
  • Tea and coffee unit
  • Direct-dial telephone
  • Discreet housekeeping three times daily
  • Televisions in rooms
  • Complimentary wireless internet access available throughout the main lodge
  • All rooms are non-smoking
Approximate room sizes
  • Bedroom 20m2 (215.28ft2)
  • Bathroom 7m2 (75.35ft2)
Rooms available in this category
  • Karoo Plains 1,2 & 3 (Double/Twin)
  • River Reeds 1 & 2 (Double/Twin)
  • Waters Edge 1 & 2 (Double/Twin)
Deluxe Room

Our Deluxe Rooms are all exquisitely and individually designed with expansive views and convenient access to one of the four superb, crystalline pools at the lodge. All include relaxing lounge areas for an indulgent and luxurious experience in this unparalleled location. Satellite TV, DVDs and an iPod docking station ensure guests have all the mod cons necessary. Some Deluxe Rooms include a cosy fireplace for wintry evenings. Please see the Niven Family Deluxe Room for larger groups or families.

Features include
  • Lounge area (either separate or within the bedroom)
  • Fireplace (available only in some Deluxe Rooms)
  • Satellite TV, DVD/CD player and iPod docking station
  • En-suite bathroom with separate bath and shower
  • Luxury bed linen
  • Custom designed soft furnishings
  • Soothing and pampering private-label toiletries - B|Africa room amenities
  • Bathrobes and slippers
  • Discreet housekeeping three times daily
  • All rooms are non-smoking
Approximate room sizes
  • Bedroom & Lounge Area 40m2 (430.56ft2)
  • Bathroom 17m2 (182.99ft2)
Rooms available in this category
  • Manor House - Gordon (King Bed)
  • Manor House - Masson (Double/Twin)
  • Manor House - Niven (King Bed and Twin)
  • Rock Pools 1 & 2 (Double/Twin)
  • Cedar Falls 1 & 2 (Double/Twin)
Niven Family Deluxe Room

This is an ideal choice for families and sharing groups. Splendid luxury, an extraordinary location and, of course convenience, makes for an unforgettable family experience. The suite includes a master bedroom with king-size bed, a secondary room (easily converted into twin or double), two en-suite bathrooms and a gorgeous private terrace.

Features include
  • Lounge area
  • Satellite TV, DVD/CD player and iPod docking station
  • Luxury bed linen
  • Custom designed soft furnishings
  • Soothing and pampering private-label toiletries – B| Africa room amenities
  • Bathrobes and slippers
  • Discreet housekeeping three times daily
  • All rooms are non-smoking
Approximate size of room
  • Bedroom & Lounge Area 40m2 (430.56ft2)/li>
  • Bathroom 17m2 (182.99ft2)

Paterson Suite

The Paterson Suite is located in the original Manor House, a lovingly restored farmhouse dating back to 1843. Warm your toes by the fire, or gaze out at breathtaking terrace views of the river and mountains. The suite features a king-size bed, separate lounge area, large private patio and an en suite, designer bathroom and heated towel rails.

  • Pilot/Guide rate is R 1 800 per person per night and subject to availability;
  • The rates include South African value added tax (15%) and include a 1% tourism levy per room per night;
  • Rates for the Luxury Room, Deluxe Room, Suite and River Side Supreme Suite is quoted per person sharing per night;
  • Rates for Cederberg House and Koro Lodge Private Villa are quoted per unit per night;
  • Bushmans Kloof reserves the right to amend the quoted rates accordingly should the government amend the VAT percentage or introduce further taxes or levies during the duration of this contract;
  • Kindly note that service charges are not included in the accommodation rates;
  • Accurate guest information including all special requests, full and correct spelling of names and the correct salutations for the guests to be provided to the hotel 7 days prior to the guests’ arrival;
  • All reservations are subject to the cancellation policy as stated herein;
  • Payment must be made by bank transfer or Credit Card pre-authorisation and received in full, 60 days prior to arrival. A copy of the bank transfer, together with the guest details and dates of stay should be faxed or emailed
  • to the Lodge Reservations;
  • No duplicate bookings will be held in the system;
  • Bushmans Kloof Wilderness Reserve and Retreat reserves the right to limit the number of rooms available;
  • The lodge has a strict no pets policy.
ACCOMMODATION RATES ARE INCLUSIVE OF:
LUXURY, DELUXE, SUITE AND RIVER SIDE SUPREME SUITE CEDERBERG HOUSE KORO LODGE PRIVATE VILLA
  • Quoted in South African Rand (ZAR);
  • Inclusive of 15% VAT (subject to change);
  • Inclusive of 1% Tourism Levy;
  • Subject to change without prior notice;
  • Inclusive of Luxury Accommodation;
  • Inclusive of a Full English Breakfast, A la Carte Light Lunch
  • (including lunch on arrival), Afternoon High Tea and A la Carte Dinner;
  • A variety of enriching and exhilarating lodge activities including nature drives, guided rock art excursions, botanical walks, canoeing, archery, fly fishing, hiking, swimming, special interest presentations (birding, stargazing, entomology, and rock art) or merely relaxing, complimentary WIFI and welcome drink;
  • Laundry and Valet included for Suite and River Side Supreme
  • Suite only;
  • Quoted in South African Rand (ZAR);
  • Inclusive of 15% VAT (subject to change);
  • Inclusive of 1% Tourism Levy;
  • Subject to change without prior notice;
  • Inclusive of Luxury Accommodation;
  • Private guide during your stay;
  • Inclusive of a Full English Breakfast, A la Carte Light Lunch (including lunch on arrival), Afternoon High Tea and A la Carte Dinner;
  • Selected local wines and spirits, all soft drinks, tea, coffee and water;
  • A variety of enriching and exhilarating lodge activities including nature drives, guided rock art excursions, botanical walks, canoeing, archery, fly fishing, hiking, swimming, special interest presentations (birding, stargazing, entomology, and rock art) or merely relaxing, complimentary WIFI and welcome drink.
  • Laundry and Valet included;
  • Quoted in South African Rand (ZAR);
  • Inclusive of 15% VAT (subject to change);
  • Inclusive of 1% Tourism Levy;
  • Subject to change without prior notice;
  • Private guide during your stay;
  • Inclusive of Luxury Accommodation (for 6 guests) – a supplement of R 1 680 per extra person per night to a maximum of 10 guests (6 Adults and 4 Children);
  • Inclusive of all meals (Afternoon Tea, Dinner, Breakfast and Lunch);
  • All Beverages – local spirits, mixers, fruit juice, cool drinks, beer, selection of wine, and sparkling wine;
  • A variety of enriching and exhilarating lodge activities including nature drives, guided rock art excursions, botanical walks, canoeing, archery, fly fishing, hiking, swimming, special interest presentations (birding, stargazing, entomology, and rock art) or merely relaxing, complimentary WIFI and welcome drink;
  • Private Host, Chef and Guide allocated for the duration of stay;
  • Laundry and Valet included;
ACCOMMODATION RATES ARE EXCLUSIVE OF:
LUXURY, DELUXE, SUITE AND RIVER SIDE SUPREME SUITE CEDERBERG HOUSE KORO LODGE PRIVATE VILLA
  • All Beverages, spa treatments, telephone, facsimile, laundry and valet (luxury and deluxe rooms), specialised dining options, lunch on departure, Trading Post purchases, gratuities, air- and road transfers.
  • Premium drinks and wines, spa treatments, telephone, facsimile, specialised dining options, lunch on departure, Trading Post purchases, gratuities, air- and road transfers.
  • Premium drinks and wines, spa treatments, telephone, facsimile, specialised dining options, lunch on departure, Trading Post purchases, gratuities, air- and road transfers;
  • Babysitting / Childminder services.
  • Minimum 3-night stay is applicable during Peak / Festive Season.  (20 December 2020 – 05 January 2021);
  • Minimum 3 night stay during the Easter weekend 2020
CHILDREN’S POLICY
  • Children aged 8+ are welcome at a surcharge when sharing with 2 full paying adults;
  • The Niven Deluxe Room can accommodate 2 children within the 2nd bedroom and this room has 2 separate bathrooms.
  • Koro Lodge open to children of all ages.
CHECK-IN AND CHECK-OUT TIMES:
  •  Check in time for the Main Lodge at 14h00 and Koro Lodge at 15h30;
  •  Check out time for Main Lodge at 12h00 and Koro Lodge at 10h30;
  •  Please note our gate closes at 17h00;
  •  Subject to availability, we will endeavour to accommodate late departures without additional charge;
  •  There is NO MOBILE PHONE RECEPTION from Clanwilliam to Bushmans Kloof and no mobile phone reception on property.
TRANSFERS
  •  Bushmans Kloof Wilderness Reserve can arrange Road or Air Transfers on behalf of your clients
  •  Road Transfer – Cape Town to Bushmans Kloof in a Mercedes Benz Vito:
  •   o Per vehicle (return) : maximum capacity 7 guests R 4 750.00 per vehicle
  •   o Per vehicle (one way) : maximum capacity 7 guests R 9 500.00 per vehicle
  •  A surcharge is applicable for departures and pick up’s from areas other than Cape Town
  •  Flights from Cape Town to Bushmans Kloof in a helicopter or plane can be arranged and are quoted on request;
  •  Complimentary transfers to- and from the Lodge Airstrip;
  •  The rates quoted are nett and subject to change without prior notice;
  •  Chauffeur transfer is subject to availability
GUARANTEE / DEPOSIT POLICY
HIGH SEASON
06 JAN ‘20 – 30 APR ‘20
01 SEPT ‘20 – 19 DEC ‘20
LOW SEASON
01 MAY ’20 – 31 AUG ‘20
PEAK SEASON
20 DEC ’20 – 05 JAN ‘21
  • All reservations and amendments must be confirmed to Bushmans Kloof Wilderness Reserve and Wellness Retreat in writing;
  • Please provide the Reservations Department with accurate guest information including all special requests, full and correct spelling of names and the correct salutations for the guest at least 7 days prior to the guests’ arrival. The guest preference form is to be completed and returned at least 7 days prior to guests’ arrival;
  • Payment must be made by bank transfer or via credit card payment (via Iveri solutions) in full, 6 weeks prior to arrival. A copy of the bank transfer together with the guest details and dates of stay should be faxed / emailed to the Reservations department.
  • A minimum stay of 3 nights applies to reservations to stay between 20 December 2020 and 05 January 2021;
  • A 25% non-refundable deposit is required within 30 days of making the reservation after which time the reservation will be released back to Bushmans Kloof for resale should the deposit not be received and such the 25% deposit will be retained;
  • Balance of Payment is due by 31 July 2020;
  • Should the reservation be made after 1 September 2020, 100% deposit of the total booking value is required within 7 days of booking in order to guarantee the reservation.
  • Account Holders are required to pay this deposit.
CANCELLATION POLICY
  • All reservation cancellations must be received by Bushmans Kloof Wilderness Reserve and Wellness Retreat and Spa in writing;
  • Cancellations made within 30 days of date of arrival, 50% of full accommodation will be charged;
  • Cancellations made within 7 days of date of arrival, 100% of full accommodation will be charged;
  • In the event of a ‘no show’, the full accommodation payment will be considered a cancellation fee;
  • Each cancellation will be treated fairly on its merits;
  • We recommend that travel insurance is taken out in order to assist the guest with the above cancellation penalties
  • A 50% cancellation fee will be applied if the number of room nights is reduced from the original booking or the booking is cancelled within 45 days prior to arrival;
  • A 100% cancellation fee will be applied if the number of room nights is reduced from the original booking or the booking is cancelled within 30 days or less prior to arrival;
  • A full cancellation fee will be applied if the booking is a ‘’no show’’;
  • Each cancellation will be treated fairly on its merits

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