Wilderness Reserve & Wellness Retreat
For a truly unique wilderness escape this winter, urbanites in need of a break should head to the five-star Bushmans Kloof Wilderness Reserve & Wellness Retreat in the Cederberg Mountains. Only 270km from Cape Town, the Relais & Châteaux lodge offers a warm, welcoming respite from the Western Cape winter. A host of special events and offers means that there is something for everyone, from gourmet delights to family breaks – all at great value-for-money winter rates.
Epicurean delights aplenty await the discerning palate during Bushmans Kloof’s Signature Food and Wine Weekends. Executive Chef Floris Smith will team up with some of South Africa’s most revered winemakers and wineries to present the perfect pairing of finest local cuisine with outstanding wines, all within the luxury wilderness setting that is Bushmans Kloof. (Meerlust Estate 30 May – 1 June 2014; Bouchard Finlayson 27 – 29 June 2014; Cederberg Private Cellar 25 – 27 July 2014; Steenberg Vineyards 22 – 24 August 2014; from R2,270 per person per night, sharing and including all meals and lodge activities).
Dining in the Moonlight!
Bushmans Kloof will also bring a taste of Cape Town and Durban to the Cederberg this winter in the culinary shape of two Guest Chefs from its renowned Red Carnation Hotel sister properties. Christo Pretorius, Executive Chef at The Twelve Apostles Hotel and Spa, will preside over the lodge’s kitchen in June to spoil guests with the contemporary French cuisine the hotel’s Azure Restaurant is known for. In July, The Oyster Box’s Executive Chef Kevin Joseph will present a delectable curry evening that promises to be a feast for all senses. (Christo Pretorius, 20 – 22 June 2014; Kevin Joseph, 11 – 13 July; from R2,270 per person per night, sharing and including all meals and lodge activities).
Furthermore there are special treats for spa fans in store at Bushmans Kloof, thanks to a range of relaxing wellness packages. The wide open plains of the reserve, with its abundance of flora and fauna, mystical rock formations and crystal clear water falls, are the perfect setting for a Natural Wellness retreat. The Bushmans Kloof Spa combines ancient wisdom with modern expertise, offering a sanctuary to revitalise the senses, re-align body and mind and restore a harmonious balance. This indulgent 3-night spa break includes a tension-easing Bushmans Kloof Back, Neck and Shoulder massage, using unique products made from indigenous Rooibos, flowers and plants. (1 April – 31 August 2014; from R2,085 per person per night, sharing and including all meals and lodge activities).
Nurture in Nature proves that a relaxing break doesn’t always have to wait until the weekend – guests in need of some time out can take advantage of the quieter weekdays and escape to the Cederberg to reconnect with themselves and nature. This 2-night package combines energising outdoor activities with indulgent spa treatments to recharge batteries and revitalise body, mind and spirit. ‘Escapees’ will re-emerge feeling like a new person, ready to face the world again. (1 April – 31 August 2014 – Sunday to Thursday only – from R2,040 per person per night, sharing and including all meals and lodge activities).
For those who are office-bound during the week, the 3 Night Winter Getaway package, available seven days a week, is just the ticket. During their stay guests can enjoy a unique wilderness experience, invigorating outdoor activities, warm hospitality and passionate service – trying everything, or doing absolutely nothing but inhale the beauty and succumb to the tranquillity of the enchanting surroundings. A stay of 3 nights or more includes one private dinner on a night of the guests’ choice. (1 April – 31 August 2014; from R1,885 per person per night, sharing and including all meals and lodge activities).
African Bushveld Escape
Bushmans Kloof’s ever popular three-night Family Fun events are a wilderness adventure for all generations. Exciting outdoor activities for young and old allow families to spend precious quality time together, away from everyday life and in the heart of nature. A special supervised children’s programme also ensures that there is some important alone time for Mum and Dad while the children experience fun excursions around the reserve.
Tue 1 – Fri 4 Apr 2014; Fri 18 – Mon 21 Apr 2014 (Easter Weekend): Adults pay R9,630 per person sharing for 3 nights; 6 – 12 Years R7,060 per child for 3 nights; 3 – 5 Years R3,405 per child for 3 nights, and kids under 2 stay for free. Sat 5 – Tue 8 July 2014; Tue 8 – Fri 11 July 2014; Fri 12 – Mon 15 Dec; Mon 15 – Thu 18 Dec: Adults pay R7,510 per person sharing for 3 nights; 6 – 12 Years R5,365 per child for 3 nights; 3 – 5 Years; R3,040 per child for 3 nights; and kids under 2 stay for free. (Rates include all meals and lodge activities).
Last but not least, an irresistible offer – guests staying at Bushmans Kloof for three nights may treat themselves to a complimentary fourth night at five-star sister property The Twelve Apostles Hotel and Spa in Cape Town. The ‘One more Night in Africa’ package includes an overnight stay in a Classic mountain-facing guest room with a potential complimentary upgrade (subject to availability); a welcome drink on arrival; Full English Breakfast; a complimentary shuttle service to Camps Bay and the V&A Waterfront throughout the day; use of the spa facilities; and a candlelit turndown with pillow treats. (6 January – 31 March 2014 and 1 September – 19 December 2014: from R10,380 per person sharing for 4 nights; 1 April – 31 August 2014, from R6,810 per person sharing for 4 nights).
BUSHMANS KLOOF WILDERNESS RESERVE & WELLNESS RETREAT