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South Africa
Reviewed 7 April 2015

This place is a piece of paradise! Warm greetings from arrival and friendly service throughout! This place has so much to offer, friendly and professional staff, beautiful rooms, fine dining (delicious food) and an amazing location! Overall experience here was unforgettable! Absolute bliss!!

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JamesBasson, General Manager at Bushmans Kloof Wilderness Reserve & Wellness Retreat, responded to this review

Dear Isis101 Thank you very much for the taking the time to write a review and for the wonderful feedback about our lodge, it is greatly appreciated. I am really glad you enjoyed the stay with us and It was an absolute pleasure having you here at the lodge. I hope to welcome you back very soon. Yours Sincerely James...

Brisbane, Australia
Reviewed 3 April 2015

This place is like a little bit of paradise in the middle of nowhere. After busily travelling Africa for over 4 weeks this was the ideal location to chill out - magic room, staff, amenities and the food was exceptional! And saw different variety of zebra and antelope than in Botswana and Zimbabwe, so enjoyed game drives and walks to...

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JamesBasson, General Manager at Bushmans Kloof Wilderness Reserve & Wellness Retreat, responded to this review

Dear Gary D Thank you very much for the taking the time to write a review and for the wonderful feedback about our lodge, it is greatly appreciated. I am really glad you enjoyed the stay with us and It was an absolute pleasure having you here at the lodge. I hope to welcome you back very soon. Yours Sincerely...

London
Reviewed 2 April 2015

We stayed at Bushmans Kloof for 2 nights after driving up from Franschhoek where we stayed at The Last Word (amazing hotel so may have clouded judgement on Bushman's). The drive from Franschhoek was probably about 4 hours but easily roads to follow and directions given were good. We both had a few niggles with the property. Although 'all-inclusive', no...

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JamesBasson, General Manager at Bushmans Kloof Wilderness Reserve & Wellness Retreat, responded to this review

Dear Tomo_nufc Thank you very much for the taking the time to write a review and for the feedback about our lodge. On the whole I am glad you enjoyed your stay with us and especially the food and the spa, in saying this I was extremely disappointed to read that we did not meet your expectations regarding the activities...

Toronto, Canada
Reviewed 25 March 2015

My fiancé and I just came back from spending a weekend at Bushman's Kloof, and we couldn't be happier. The grounds are absolutely breathtaking, the food is incredible and the service was impeccable from beginning to end! Cecile and the entire team at Bushman's Kloof were amazing and we can't thank them enough for everything they did to make sure...

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JamesBasson, General Manager at Bushmans Kloof Wilderness Reserve & Wellness Retreat, responded to this review

Dear AO_Kapoor Thank you very much for the taking the time to write a review and for the wonderful feedback about our lodge, it is greatly appreciated. I am really glad you enjoyed the food and service stay with us and I was pleased to read you had wonderful stay with us. It was an absolute pleasure having you here...

Aberdeen, United Kingdom
Reviewed 23 March 2015

I first went in 2009 and I'm going back again this year, 2015. Everyone is so kind and If I went anywhere else it would be a disappointment. The food is so delicious and everything is to order. The activities are exceptional as are the guides. It's such a friendly environment. The views are incredible. The facilities and rooms are...

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JamesBasson, General Manager at Bushmans Kloof Wilderness Reserve & Wellness Retreat, responded to this review

Dear Caleb M Thank you very much for the taking the time to write a review and for the wonderful feedback about our lodge, it is greatly appreciated. I am really glad you had another enjoyable stay and once again it was an absolute pleasure having you here at the lodge. I hope to welcome you back in 2016. Yours...

Worcester, South Africa
Reviewed 23 March 2015

From the moment we checked in we were treated like house guests where our every need was met with a smile and the question- anything else we can do for you? The food was just fabulous..breakfast - lunch- high tea and then dinner! Oh my word and the last evening was spent having dinner under the stars! Just wonderful in...

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JamesBasson, General Manager at Bushmans Kloof Wilderness Reserve & Wellness Retreat, responded to this review

Dear Nick & Brenda W Thank you very much for the taking the time to write a review and for the feedback about our lodge, it is greatly appreciated. I am really glad you enjoyed the food throughout your stay, I have to agree, our special dining venue under the stars called Embers is one of the most spectacular dining...

Guidlford, UK
Reviewed 21 March 2015

Bushmanskloof is a small slice of paradise set in the Cedarberg about 3 hours from Cape Town. It is a retreat with good food stunning scenery and staff keen to ensure your experience is the very best. There are 130 rock art sites on the estate and the guides are suitably knowledgeable on their supposed origin and equally knowledgable about...

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JamesBasson, General Manager at Bushmans Kloof Wilderness Reserve & Wellness Retreat, responded to this review

Dear MBrOx Thank you very much for the taking the time to write a review and for the feedback about our lodge, it is greatly appreciated. I am really glad you enjoyed the stay with us and it was an absolute pleasure having you here at the lodge. I hope to welcome you back very soon. Yours Sincerely James Basson...

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Reviewed 20 March 2015

3 hours out of Cape town in the middle of unbelievable scenery lies the exclusive resort of Bushmans Kloof, the small resort is surrounded by mountains in a very arid area however local springs and a lot of hard work have created a stunning oasis, the rooms are first class, food and wine superb, they also do game drives in...

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JamesBasson, General Manager at Bushmans Kloof Wilderness Reserve & Wellness Retreat, responded to this review

Dear msg101 Thank you very much for the taking the time to write a review and for the feedback about our lodge, it is greatly appreciated. I am really glad you enjoyed the rock art trips and the food, it was an absolute pleasure having you here at the lodge. I hope to welcome you back very soon. Yours Sincerely...

Dendermonde, Belgium
Reviewed 13 March 2015

Whaww what a fantastic stay in de Cederbergen..the drive between the mountains before you arrive is already a top moment..fantastic scenery..the welcome is also ok but he woman that introduce us in the resort was ill ,so not a nice start...but when we saw our room is was really beautiful,we had room Cedar falls 1,the food here is also very...

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Dear xavka Thank you very much for the taking the time to write a review about your stay at Bushmans Kloof. I am really glad you enjoyed your room and the location of it, as well as the food, spa and nature drives. Being predator free allows us to have meals in all different areas around the lodge and reserve...

Dubai
Reviewed 10 March 2015

After driving into th wilderness for approx 40km from the nearest town,you then have a further few kiiometres to drive down a sand road through a rock desert landscape to find a green oasis. The buildings are all simple pleasant single storey with white painted rendered walls under a traditional thatched roof. The whole place has a tranquil atmosphere with...

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Dear Anthony T Thank you very much for the taking the time to write a review and for the feedback about our lodge, it is greatly appreciated. I am really glad you enjoyed the stay with us and it was an absolute pleasure having you here at the lodge. Thank you for the feedback regarding the bathrooms, this will be...

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  • Free Parking
  • Restaurant
  • Pool
  • Free Internet
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Spa
  • Breakfast included
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  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Ancient landscapes of wind-sculpted sandstone and untamed bush frame this luxury retreat, 270km from Cape Town. Voted ‘Best Hotel in the World 2009’ in the Travel + Leisure World’s Best Awards, the malaria-free reserve is an ecological oasis for diverse wildlife, and custodian of 130 ancient San rock art sites renowned as one the ‘world’s largest open air art galleries’. Evening nature drives and exhilarating outdoor adventures offset an invigorating wellness focus, featuring an outdoor spa gazebo and spa treatments rooted in nature. Delectable cuisine distinguishes this authentic African wilderness escape, while luxurious accommodation includes Koro Lodge, the child-friendly private villa. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Bushmans Kloof Wilderness Reserve & Wellness Retreat

Address: Cederberg Mountains, Clanwilliam 8135, South Africa
Region: South Africa > Western Cape > Clanwilliam
Price Range: $563 - $1,569 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:5 star — Bushmans Kloof Wilderness Reserve & Wellness Retreat 5*
Number of rooms: 16
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