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Bushmans Kloof Wilderness Reserve & Retreat

At a Glance

    Pros

  • guests are able to fly in to the reserve from Cape Town, which takes about an hour
  • many outdoor activities on offer
  • stunning rock art on the property
  • malaria-free

    Cons

  • no small kids allowed at the lodge
  • very expensive

Bushmans Kloof Wilderness Reserve & Retreat Review

Bushmans Kloof is in an area of rich cultural significance and a South African National Heritage site. The stark beauty of the mountains, the incredible rock formations, and the waterfalls, pools, and potholes probably were as attractive to the San of long ago as they are to visitors today. More than 130 San rock-art locations can be seen on a tour with a trained guide, and you can also go hiking, mountain biking, fishing, and canoeing. The reserve used to be an overgrazed stock farm, and every attempt is being made to restore the land to a more pristine state. Only game endemic to the area has been reintroduced, including wildebeest, Cape mountain zebra, eland, genet, mongoose, blesbok, brown hyena, and the endangered bontebok (an antelope species). Freestanding thatch double cottages have all the modern conveniences, and the luxurious suites in the manor house are spacious and stylish. The food is exceptional, including the legendary springbok loin. The attention to detail (flowers floating in the toilet bowl, for example) is astonishing. Koro Lodge is the property's only unit that allows children under 10; it caters to families, sleeps 10, and has children's program's (ages 3–12).

    Hotel Details

  • 13 rooms, 3 suites.
  • Rate includes all meals.
  • Credit cards accepted.

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