Category: Wine & Dining Dates: Friday, 27 July 2012 to Sunday, 29 July 2012 The Recipe for the Perfect Weekend Join us at Bushmans Kloof for a 2-night special event centred around a gourmet wine and dine experience featuring presentations, talks and tastings from one of South Africa's finest winemakers. Click here to book Friday 27 July – Sunday 29 July 2012Some 302 km’s from Cape Town the R362 winds its way up the picturesque West Coast. Along this largely unspoiled coastline lies Doringbaai, home to a small but hardy fishing community and arguably the world’s only vineyard this close to the Atlantic Ocean. Marketed under both Fryer's Cove and Wines of Origin Bamboesbay, the wines are exceptionally unique in character. From 2008 Fryer’s Cove also markets the Fryer’s Cove Bay to Bay Sauvignon Blanc, which is made of grapes sourced from the neighbouring (Lamberts Bay and Koekenaap) wards to the Bamboesbay ward. This wine is also slightly wooded.Day One 14:00 Arrive at Bushmans Kloof for an early afternoon check-in at the Manor House and enjoy a complimentary glass of homemade Rooibos Iced Tea or Sherry and a cool towel to freshen up. This is followed by a quick orientation of the Lodge before being shown to your room or suite. 15:30 A sumptuous Afternoon High Tea, consisting of sweet and savoury items, is served. 16:30 Meet at reception for an evening nature drive in open vehicles to discover the magnificent wilderness and environment. As the sun sets, refresh with the complimentary sundowner drinks and specially prepared homemade snacks at one of the breathtaking lookout locations in the Reserve. Remember to bring a hat, sunscreen, binoculars, sweater or jacket, and camera!19:30 Pre-drinks are served followed by dinner – venue to be confirmed by your guide on the evening Nature Drive.Day Two08:00 Depart from Reception, this time on a guided Rock Art excursion to view a number of the world renowned Bushmans Rock Art sites. A light continental breakfast will be served in the Reserve. Please remember to wear comfortable walking shoes.OR: Sleep in, and enjoy some of the beautiful facilities at the Lodge. A Full English Breakfast is available from 07:30 to 11:30.12:00 A special afternoon activity programme will be presented to you by you guide which will include mountain biking, walks in the Reserve, bird watching, archery, painting, fly fishing, canoeing or relaxing at the Lodge and making use of the Lodge facilities available – swimming pools, private library and The Spa.15:30 Afternoon High Tea is followed by another Nature Drive or one can simply choose to relax at the lodge. 19:30 Introduction to the evening by Wynand Hammam (Fryers Cove) and Floris Smith (Executive Chef) followed by presentation and optional tasting. 20:30 A gourmet dinner menu by Floris Smith with selected wines paired with each course.Day Three08:00 Depart on a guided Rock Art Excursion.OR: Sleep in, enjoy breakfast in the comfort of your room or at the Lodge and enjoy the facilities on hand.12:00 Check out at Reception. Don’t forget to visit our fabulous Trading Post and splurge on some of South Africa’s finest and most unusual jewellery as well as arts and crafts. Note: The itinerary is merely a guideline with suggestions. Activities do change according to the weather conditions.We can also organize and prepare any special requests and requirements or extraordinary dining options, ranging from picnics, to intimate dinners in your room or on the reserve - if requested in advance.