The Western Cape Mountains

Bushmans Kloof Wilderness Reserve


An oasis in the mountains

Surrounded by the Cederberg Mountains, Bushmans Kloof is a family-owned property set within a 7,500-hectare private reserve. The area is known for its rock art, with more than 130 sites, some dating as far back as 10,000 years. A pioneering conservation programme that has spanned well over 30 years has seen indigenous flora and fauna introduced to create a thriving ecosystem.

At the heart of the reserve is the elegant Homestead surrounded by 17 individually decorated rooms and suites with private patios overlooking the lawns and indigenous gardens. The handpicked art, antiques, and heritage furniture celebrate the history of the region.

Meals are always a celebration, with local produce from the on-site gardens taking centre stage, including innovative use of the abundant fynbos this region is so famous for. There are four swimming pools on the property – the perfect place to soak up the afternoon sun with a good book – but the main feature of the property is the award-winning spa which is exclusively open to overnight guests.


At a glance

  • 17 rooms

  • 4 swimming pools

  • 130 rock art sites

  • Award-winning spa

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  • AF South Africa The Western Cape Mountains Bushmans Kloof Wilderness Reserve Guided Rock Art Excursions

    Rock art

    Tribes of the nomadic San people lived in the Cederberg mountains and their ancient artworks remain to this day. There are more than 130 rock art sites across the reserve which you can discover on expert-led excursions.

  • AF South Africa The Western Cape Mountains Bushmans Kloof Wilderness Reserve Mountain Biking

    Mountain biking

    Hit the trails on one of the property's mountain bikes which are available for hire and explore the well-marked routes across the reserve. There are options for all levels of fitness and experience.

  • AF South Africa The Western Cape Mountains Bushmans Kloof Wilderness Reserve Fynbos Excursions


    Discover the region's famous fynbos on hiking trails, with three options to choose from - the Mountain Trail, Ravine Trail and Crystal Pools Trail.

What makes us different

Why Niarra

Niarra Travel is a forward-thinking travel company headquartered in London born out of a passion to do things differently.

In Swahili, a Bantu language spoken by millions in Eastern, Central and Southern Africa, the name Niara means "with utmost purpose" and our team are united by a passion for exploration and a belief that the right kind of travel can make the world a better place.

Our Travel Researchers are here to create incredible trips with a positive impact for you.

  • Unforgettable experiences

    Creating your trip is entirely collaborative and our Travel Researchers are here for every step.

  • Positive impact

    Curated sustainable experiences and accommodation that maximize the benefits to local people and place.

  • Fairness and transparency

    An open, competitive pricing structure that ensures more money goes to where it's needed in the destination.

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