Wilderness Reserve and Wellness Retreat

2 nights from £ 404 per person
Example price for the next 21 days. Based on 2 adults including Full-board as part of a multi centre holiday (no flights or transfers included).

Country Retreat, Cederberg

About

Consistently ranked among South Africa’s finest – if not the finest – hotels, five-star Bushman’s Kloof sits loftily on hillside within a private Cederberg Mountains nature reserve.  Along with heavenly quietude, its guests can enjoy magical dining experiences, luxurious lounges and rooms, an infinity pool and adventures amid the rocky plains.  Most memorable are the fynbos, whose incredibly vivid spring (July-October) blooms have been aided by the hotel’s impressive conservation efforts.

Accommodation

The main house and surrounding buildings gardens contain 16 upscale rooms and suites, each soothingly decked out in natural-earth tones and adorned with African art.  All come with yoga mats and superb views of the surrounding sandstone formations.  Also on the estate is the segregated Koro Lodge, a former farmhouse turned catered villa.  Perfect for families or large groups and extremely luxurious, it can accommodate up to six.

Facilities

Using local products and approaches, the award-winning spa includes an outdoor gazebo for al-fresco treatments.  Nearby are the heated pool and vegetable and herb gardens, while a restaurant, library, gym, two cosy lounges and a fascinating Heritage Centre, which features a permanent exhibition of the Rudner Collection of Bushman artefacts, are all inside.  Fireside nightcaps are served in a riverside boma, while exquisite dinners can be gobbled on riverbanks, within a walled garden or in a secluded cottage

Activities

Sunset game drives hope to spy mountain zebra, ostriches and the elusive Cape leopard, while after-dark jaunts often encounter aardwolfs and wild cats.  Nature walks take in swaths of the 755 indigenous fynbos species.  You could also hike to some of the Cederberg’s many Bushman cave paintings.  Canoeing, biking and rock-climbing offer further excitement, while fly-fishing, croquet and stargazing provide slower-paced alternatives.  Almost all activities are included with your board.

Child Policy 

While guests at Bushmans Kloof must be 10 or over, Koro Lodge welcomes children of all ages.  Cederberg is malaria-free.

 

 

The Best of South Africa Travel map displays the locations of the destinations and accommodation that we have selected and visited; for each item, hovering over or clicking the marker will display a short summary and photo of that place or hotel, and hotel pricing. Follow the links in the info box to the full page listing which has much more information.

Note that the online map offers both a satellite view (click satellite in the top right) and, for some locations, a street level view (Drag the person in the top left onto the map). These let you explore the country; and when you wish to explore in person, or if you have any questions about the places you see, give our staff a call, or request a quote. Our staff regularly visit the places and accommodation that we feature.

When you book a holiday with us we will provide full driving instructions for reaching your accommodation, where necessary; these can be used by yourself, or you could enjoy the luxury of a driver. Alternatively we will arrange private (car rather than coach) transfers for you; helicopter transfers are also possible for some destinations.

Popular tours and itineraries including Bushman's Kloof Wilderness Reserve and Wellness Retreat

We offer tailor-made holidays including ground transport for transfers, tours and multi centre trips.
Birkenhead House

Birkenhead House

Beach Hotel
3 nights from £ 706 per person
Example price for the next 21 days. Based on 2 adults including All inclusive as part of a multi centre holiday (no flights or transfers included).

Perched on the edge of the cliff, this stunning boutique hotel offers unsurpassed views over the ocean and is the perfect place to start your stay on The Garden Route.

Head Over Hills

Head Over Hills

Boutique Hotel
4 nights from £ 469 per person
Example price for the next 21 days. Based on 2 adults including Breakfast as part of a multi centre holiday (no flights or transfers included).

A stunning hill-top property with exceptional panoramic views and excellent service.

Ocean Pool Oyster Box Hotel

Oyster Box Hotel

Beach Hotel
4 nights from £ 515 per person
Example price for the next 21 days. Based on 2 adults including Breakfast as part of a multi centre holiday (no flights or transfers included).
Includes offer: Stay 4 nights Pay for 3 in Classic Garden Facing Room, 6 Jan 17 - 14 Dec 17 (Special offers are subject to exact travel dates).

Taking centre stage on Umhlanga Beach for the past eight decades the Oyster Box Hotel has set the standard for elegance and colonial grandeur over the years.

 

Sundowners on the balcony

The Twelve Apostles Hotel

Boutique Hotel
4 nights from £ 768 per person
Example price for the next 21 days. Based on 2 adults including Breakfast as part of a multi centre holiday (no flights or transfers included).

A family friendly luxury hotel with the best views along the Atlantic situated at the foot of the spectacular 12 Apostles.

Recent Blog entries