Cradled by the rugged Cederberg Mountains, Bushmans Kloof offers an utterly unique wilderness escape in South Africa.
This family-owned lodge and ecological oasis is set within a 7500-hectare private reserve. Offering five-star luxury accommodation and inspired South African cuisine, memorable days at Bushmans Kloof are spent discovering the wide-open plains, awe-inspiring wildlife and pristine mountain landscapes.
Discover a special world, with unique access to more than 130 ancient rock art sites, some dating back as far as 10,000 years, and the opportunity to discover the region’s ancient San culture in the company of experienced local guides.
Situated three hours’ drive north of Cape Town, Bushmans Kloof is a wilderness reserve cradled by South Africa’s rugged Cederberg Mountains; a place of ancient rock art, pristine landscapes and unfiltered natural beauty.
A member of The Red Carnation Hotel Collection, this family-owned lodge and reserve offers a uniquely African experience. Set within a 7500-hectare private reserve, Bushmans Kloof combines five-star luxury and inspired South African cuisine with memorable days spent discovering wide-open plains, wildlife and pristine mountain wilderness.
Guests at Bushmans Kloof enjoy unique access to more than 130 ancient rock art sites, designated a Grade 1 South African National Heritage Site, and the opportunity to discover the region’s ancient San culture in the company of experienced local guides.
Rock Art and heritage
Tribes of the nomadic San people lived amid the sandstone outcrops of the Cederberg since time forgotten, daubing their culture, history and shamanic visions on rocky overhangs in paint of ochre, sap and blood. Today these ancient artworks, some dating back more than 10,000 years, are the highlight of any visit to Bushmans Kloof.
Action and Adventure
Along with discovering the rich cultural and natural heritage of Bushmans Kloof, guest can take full advantage of the adventure activities on offer across this 7500-hectare reserve. Experienced guides are always on hand to show you the ropes and the routes, but guests are also welcome to explore on their own.
Feed Your Soul
A stay at Bushmans Kloof is the perfect moment to enrich your mind and feed your soul through art, literature, nature and cultural history.
Immerse yourself in the ancient rituals of the San people with a visit to our fascinating Heritage Centre, or settle in at the library to delve into the many reference works on offer. The walls of the lodge are filled with artworks from the Tollman family’s private collection, including a remarkable suite of bespoke creations from the acclaimed Ardmore Ceramic Gallery.