Why photographers love Bushmans Kloof
- Bushmans Kloof has 130 unique rock art sites, some dating back 10,000 years or more
- Rugged Cederberg landscape
- Rare Cape mountain zebra
- Flowers in March and August
- Variety of activities including hiking, biking, game drives, canoeing, flyfishing, stargazing, garden tours
How we rate Bushmans Kloof
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Bushmans Kloof at a glance
- 7 luxury rooms featuring air conditioning and under-floor heating, en-suite bathrooms and private patios
- 7 Deluxe rooms featuring additional lounge space
- 3 one-bedroom spacious suites with seperate living rooms (can be converted toaccommodate families)
- Koro Lodge private villa is a transformed farmhouse that provides luxury and privacy for groups up to 10 guests
- 4 pools on the property, spa, extensive garden, variety of dining options from fine dining at the Homestead to Makana al fresco to open air boma dinners, special private dining and picnics
Bushmans Kloof is part of a 7 500 hectare wilderness area. In addition to the 130 rock art sites and fascinating geology and archaeology, the region has 35 mammal species including the rare Cape mountain zebra, which had a global population of just 400 individuals in 1984. The area also has bontebok, red hartebeest, grey rhebok, ostrich, baboon, aardwolf, bat-eared fox, caracal, and the rare and elusive Cape leopard. The area is well known for its botanical wonders including dramatic flowering events of the bulbs and the annual wild flowers and the rare endemic Clanwilliam cedar. It’s also part of the Cape Floral Kingdom, the most diverse flora in the world.
Summers are hot and dry and winters generally cold at night, though days are often pleasant. The rains usually arrive in March or April–a good time for flowering bulbs. The springtime flowering display usually occurs from late July well into September
What Bushmans Kloof costs
Rates very depending on season, room type and availability. Contact us for details. Access is by a 3 hour drive from Cape Town.
Photographers need to know
Although wildlife is present, it’s not the main event at Bushmans Kloof. Instead, the fascinating landscapes and cultural heritage take centre stage. There are plenty of little things to photography too and star photography and landscapes are excellent.
The good news
Bushmans Kloof takes their commitment to conservation seriously and runs a number of conservation and community projects. They have won the Conde Nast World Savers Award and the Relais and Chateaux Environment Trophy.