The landscape of our beautiful country is rather hard to beat, changing from those ocean roads and glorious winelands to the vast desert terrain and endless rolling hills in an instant. While we love everything that South Africa has to offer, little can beat the peace and tranquility offered by a luxurious mountain retreat…
Bushmans Kloof Wilderness Reserve & Wellness Retreat – Cederberg Mountains, Western Cape
A captivating wilderness experience is hard to beat, and that’s exactly what you’ll get at this ecological oasis and multi-award-winning retreat. Located on the South African Natural Heritage Site in the foothills of the Cederberg Mountains lies this luxurious wilderness sanctuary, surrounded by open plains, sandstone formations and rich history; the surrounding mountains hold over 130 sites of bushman art, some of which date back to around 10 000 years.
With 16 beautifully decorated and incredibly comfortable rooms and suites to choose from, together with a fully-catered private lodge for larger groups, you’re sure to get exactly what you’re looking for from this wellness-focused break.
Thanks to the generous hospitality and passion for service from the staff, rest and relaxation is most certainly a priority at Bushmans Kloof – but this by no means leads to a lack of things to do during your stay. An excursion to view the rock art is an absolute must, while other activities range from hiking, mountain biking, canoeing and fly fishing to archery, croquet, wine tasting and nature drives and walks to get up close with the abundance of wildlife on the reserve; in fact, Bushmans Kloof is home to one of the largest private herds of Cape Mountain Zebra in the world.
And after your excursions, what better way to unwind than by receiving red-carpet treatment at their award-winning spa, where you can complete your full rejuvenation with a personalised spa journey.
While you may find yourself in the wilderness, this certainly doesn’t mean your dining experiences will be anything less than mind blowing.
Their mouth-watering authentic Cape cuisine if of the highest standards, with fresh produce coming straight from their organic vegetable garden and onto your plate.
Their chef prides himself on being able to customise the menu to suit any occasion or dietary requirement, and while every setting at Bushmans is nothing short of spectacular, you simply cannot pass at a dining experience at Embers, their unique outdoor ‘restaurant’ set on the sides of the cliffs and overlooking the valley; an extraordinary experience indeed.
This couldn’t be more of a ‘must-visit’ for foodies – especially since they offer culinary weekends, where it really is all about the food… and the incredible setting, too, of course!
For more information and pricing visit www.bushmanskloof.co.za or call 027-482-8200.
Words: Tamlyn Cumings . Images supplied.