The Spa at Bushmans Kloof Wilderness Reserve & Wellness Retreat was declared a Country winner in the Luxury Wellness Spa category at the inaugural World Luxury Spa Awards gala event, held at the Grand Hotel Kronenhof Pontresina in Switzerland on 18 June 2016.
The World Luxury Spa Awards gives recognition to the Luxury Spa Industry. Setting benchmarks in quality, innovation and service for spas around the globe, it was established as the world’s leading Awards initiative for Luxury Spas. Awards are presented to luxury spas in 14 different categories on a country and global basis and voting is based on facilities and service excellence, cast by hotel guests. In 2015 The Spa at Bushmans Kloof was also voted ‘Best in South Africa’ at the 2015 International Wellness Travel Awards. Located 270km from Cape Town, The Spa at Bushmans Kloof is a peaceful sanctuary within the therapeutic surroundings of the Cederberg, where guests may surrender to the ancient mystical powers of the African landscape and rejuvenate the senses.
Unique to Bushmans Kloof, a dual treatment room known as the Riverside Gazebo, is situated right on the river edge with glass panels opening up onto a wooden deck that invites nature in. With panoramic views, this is an outdoor spa experience that encourages guests to connect deeply with the surrounding natural environment. Bushmans Kloof’s signature treatment, the Cederberg ‘Soul’ution (90min, R1450) offers a unique combination of soothing therapeutic treatments based on ancient African traditions, and the aromatic power of South African blends of indigenous Rooibos and Fynbos vegetation, combined with healing plant oils. The experience includes a relaxing massage utilizing hot stones to prepare the muscles, a Rooibos milk bath foot treatment and a face and scalp massage.
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Bushmans Kloof is a luxurious ecological oasis of 18 533 acres (7500 hectare), situated at the foothills of the breathtaking Cederberg mountains. Here majestic views, staggering rock formations, open plains, invigorating outdoor activities, 16 luxurious rooms and suites, award-winning Cape cuisine and a wellness experience deeply rooted in Nature, all combine to create an unforgettable, luxury wilderness adventure. Private villa Koro Lodge provides a fully independently catered for experience for families and friends travelling together, which includes the services of a guide with game viewing vehicle, and a dedicated chef and hostess.
Less than three hours’ drive from Cape Town, Bushmans Kloof is unequivocally recognised as a conservation success story, and was awarded the Relais & Châteaux Environment Trophy (2007), in recognition of its exceptional environmental and conservation projects. In 2009, it was the Global Winner of Wildlife Conservations Programs in the prestigious Condé Nast Traveler World Savers Awards, and in 2013 Bushmans Kloof was voted one of the World’s Best Ecolodges by National Geographic Traveler magazine.
Malaria and predator free, Bushmans Kloof is a sanctuary for many indigenous plants, animals and birds, including the endangered Cape mountain zebra. It is also home to over 130 Bushman rock art sites, is recognised as one of South Africa’s Natural Heritage Sites, and is part of the Cape Floral Kingdom. It bases its entire business ethos on preserving the precious natural environment, while providing guests with the ultimate African wilderness experience in the beautiful surroundings of the Cederberg Wilderness Area, which forms part of the Cape Floral Region – a recognised World Heritage site.
A mere 270km from Cape Town, the 5-star Relais & Châteaux lodge, voted Best Hotel in the World (Travel + Leisure USA 2009), is renowned for its warm, caring service and exceptional hospitality. Recent accolades include being voted Number 1 in the Top 25 Resorts and Safari Camps in Africa (Condé Nast Traveler USA Gold List 2014), and being named one of the Top 3 Hotels & Resorts in the World (Condé Nast Traveler USA Readers’ Choice Awards 2015).
Bushmans Kloof is a proud member of Pack for a Purpose, an initiative that allows travellers to make a lasting impact in the communities at their travel destination. By saving just a few kilos of space in their suitcase to bring much needed supplies for the hotel’s chosen project, they can make a big difference in the lives of local children and families.