Bushmans Kloof, Namaqualand
Escape to Bushmans Kloof, a heavenly wilderness reserve, a retreat of unparalleled beauty and recreational diversity and discover the continued re-birth of a long forgotten land. This refuge for body and soul is surrounded by thousands of acres of majestic, savage beauty and wind-sculpted landscape of reddish sandstone rock formations – in the heart of the Cederberg Mountains in the Western Cape. With its 16 rooms in total, these lodge promises to be an private and exclusive hideaway.
The reserve is rich in Bushman rock art with over 130 pristine sites, some dating as far back as 10’000 years ago making them one of the oldest recorded examples of human art. Visitors may join daily-guided walks with experienced rangers along rivers and through the veld to view a selection of the sites. Guest may view the expansive environment and game with daily nature drives through the reserve including: Gemsbok, Bontebok, Cape Mountain Zebra, Eland and may more.Bushmans Kloof is home to 35 species of mammals and 150 different species of bird The late afternoon nature drives include complimentary snacks and sundowners in the reserve. Night drives are offered after dinner to guests who wish to view the reserves several nocturnal species and the awe-inspiring night skies.
From July through to October the veld comes alive with spring flowers, revealing the colours of thousands of beautiful and some unusual spring flowers. 755 indigenous plant species have been identified within the reserve, including Bushmans Kloofs own ‘Cederberg Seven’ – a group of shrub and tree species that thrive within the reserve and are not found together anywhere else in the world. After a full day hike, rock climbing or a swim in the rock pools and nearby waterfalls, the new River Boma provides a perfect setting for sundowners or nightcaps in the moonlight.
- Bushman Paintings