Bushmans Kloof provides a host of dining venues for cosy fireside evenings, warm nights under starry skies, sheltered al fresco venues and picnic spots amidst towering rock formations and cascading waterfalls. Generous hospitality and passionate service make for an unforgettable, five-star, culinary experience. Feel free to enjoy a meal in your room or on your private terrace. Savour the old world charm and luxury of the Homestead dining room, or a magical evening under wild fig trees on the Manor House deck, or even a mouth-watering braai (barbecue) at Embers. Our staff will ensure every meal, included in your stay, is a celebration at any one of these venues.
The Homestead is the heart of the lodge; the dining room and terrace area is a haven of old-world charm and elegance, augmented by our outstanding private art collection. This formal dining room has an air of warmth and splendid luxury. A full complement of attentive staff present specialities offered from the Executive Chef’s table d’hôte menu. Dishes are a feast for all the senses, served in an atmosphere of conviviality and true South African hospitality.
Mingle with other guests at the congenial bar, or sink into relaxation in one of the two relaxing lounges. One invites intimate fireside chats, while the other is equipped with a flat-screen TV where you might take in a live sports match or enjoy a film or documentary. Here you’ll also find our well-stocked library, filled with novels, non-fiction and a fascinating selection of Africana, as well as a comprehensive collection of wildlife films.
In the ancient San language the word ‘Makana’ means ‘to feast’, and this dining area was designed to emulate the sheltered ambience of an open-fronted cave. Natural stone walls enclose an elegant and luxurious lounge with twin fireplaces. The al fresco dining area overlooks sweeping lawns to the babbling Boontjies River and the wilderness beyond.
Makana is also the ideal venue for a leisurely, traditional high tea. On warm evenings enjoy a candlelit dinner, with choice of succulent grills and organic vegetables. Complement your meal with our consummate wine selection and let your spirit drift over the gentle sounds and magnificent views of an African dusk.
Embers provides an extraordinary and breathtaking dining experience. Revel in the experience of dining under the billion stars of the Milky Way in this singular and jaw-dropping location. Built into a natural sandstone amphitheatre, Embers is perched on a dramatic cliff and overlooks the spectacular valley below. It is lit by a roaring fire, and a myriad candles and lanterns create a truly magical atmosphere.
Diners are spoilt for choice with a South African salad buffet and home baked breads, a choice of grills, including Karoo lamb, traditional boerewors sausage, succulent steaks and chicken kebabs, and of course delectable desserts.
The vitality of the Cederberg pulses through giant boulders around you, while you enjoy an exceptional meal under the light of the moon.