7 Inspiring Instagram Posts from Bushmans Kloof
From ancient rock out to dining on a river bank and a majestic natural landscape, discover the most inspiring Instagram posts from Bushmans Kloof.
From the unspoilt beauty of the surrounding Cederberg Mountains to rare wildlife, ancient rock art and a unique location in the heart of the fynbos, the extraordinary setting of Bushmans Kloof Wilderness Reserve and Wellness Retreat is immediately apparent. Here, photos taken by visitors to the hotel provide a guide to the reserve’s diverse range of special attractions, whether you’re keen to experience an after-dinner nature drive with a side of stargazing or seeking creative inspiration from the ancient natural landscape. Take a look at these inspiring Instagram posts for a good idea of what to expect when staying at the reserve.
Unwind in the Wilderness
The award-winning spa at Bushmans Kloof is inspired by the landscape surrounding the property and the healing plants and herbs found in the fynbos. Equipped with four treatment rooms, rain showers, a fitness centre, a heated outdoor poor and a rock quartz crystal steam room, the spa aims to cater to every part of a guest’s wellbeing. Signature treatments include the Cederberg “Soul”ution, which takes place in the idyllic Riverside Gazebo and incorporates ancient African traditions alongside the most efficacious plants, used in hot stone massage, a Rooibos milk foot bath and face and scalp massage. Here, blogger and writer, Jared makes the most of the serenity in spa’s relaxation lounge after enjoying a treatment.
Experience a Nature Drive
The Nature Drives and walks available to guests at Bushmans Kloof are a fantastic way to immerse yourself in the wilderness of the Western Cape. Accompanied by an expert guide, you’ll get up close to the region’s famous wildlife whilst taking in the extraordinary landscape. Enjoy an extra special picnic in the middle of the fynbos or opt for an post-dinner drive to experience the region’s nocturnal wildlife, such as the bat eared fox and aardwolf, as well as fantastic stargazing opportunities.
Dine Under the Stars
Bushmans Kloof makes the most of its jaw-dropping setting with its extraordinary outdoor dining options. Enjoy a truly memorable and intimate meal in a variety of locations on the reserve, from the pretty walled garden to the River Boma, whilst also experiencing the gourmet delights of Bushmans Kloof’s full a la carte menu.
Admire Ancient Art
Rock art excursions are a fascinating way to discover the culture and history of the Bushman tribes, who have inhabited the Cederberg Mountains for over 120,000 years. The reserve looks after 130 unique rock art sites, which offer a profound insight into the spiritual beliefs of this ancient nation. The excursions begin with a bush breakfast before a tour of the rock art sites, some of which date back 10,000 years. A South African Natural Heritage Site, visitors can also check out the Bushmans Kloof Heritage Centre, which houses an impression collection of Bushman artefacts such as musical instruments, jewellery and even magical tools.
Meet the Locals
A haven for wildlife, Bushmans Kloof is home to one of the biggest private herds of the beautiful Cape Mountain Zebra, whose vibrant black and white stripes make them easy to spot. Additionally, the reserve is committed to protecting its precious animal inhabitants, including the illusive Cape Leopard, and operates a wildlife reintroduction programme that has helped return the likes of the Red Hartebeest and ostrich to their natural habitat.