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Action & Adventure

Bushmans Kloof provides a host of activities in the predator and malaria-free reserve; guests are free to explore the breath taking landscape on their own. It is a place to reconnect with yourself, and to reconnect with the earth. Roam over wide-open spaces, explore the sculpted rocks, crystalline waterfalls and abundant flora and fauna. Fill your lungs with the purest air, feel the pulse of the natural world and go wild!

Activities at Bushmans Kloof Wilderness Reserve & Wellness Retreat

Hike & Bike

The best possible way to get up-close-and-personal with the fynbos, animals, flowers and rock formations is to enter the wilderness on two feet or two wheels.

You can certainly take it easy on one of our undemanding trails, or challenge your endurance and balance on rougher terrain across the reserve; an experience of solitude and adventure.

We provide backpacks filled with delicious goodies, maps and other useful items. Guides are also available on request.

Activities at Bushmans Kloof
  • Mountain Trail - An easy 1 to 2 hour hike close to the lodge

  • Ravine Trail - An adventurous 2 to 3 hour hike. We do not recommended for anyone who suffers from vertigo as it winds over steep ravines

  • Crystal Pools Trail - For the seasoned walkers, and we recommend you take an experienced guide with you. Of course you’ll want to take a swim in the exquisite waters, surrounded by towering rock formations and the spray of a cascading waterfall nearby. This magical setting is the ultimate picnic spot to relax and savour the natural beauty around you.


Activities at Bushmans Kloof Wilderness Reserve & Wellness Retreat

Canoeing & Swimming

Tributaries of the Olifants River system flow through the Bushmans Kloof reserve, cutting through the sandstone and creating crystal-clear pools.

Canoes are available at the dam, where you can experience the calm waters and ancient rock formations under the high, wide, African sky.





Activities at Bushmans Kloof Wilderness Reserve & Wellness Retreat

Fly-Fishing

Enjoy the art of fly-fishing at Bushmans Kloof’s beautiful dams. 

Outwit the endemic Clanwilliam Yellowfish, though strictly on a catch-and-release basis.

All fishing equipment is provided.

Guests may also opt to journey out on a day excursion to the Biedouw River for fishing and fun.




Activities at Bushmans Kloof Wilderness Reserve & Wellness Retreat

Archery & Croquet

Practice your skills as a bowman with archery equipment available from the lodge.

An ancient art and a hugely enjoyable recreational activity.

Alternatively, put your hand to the genteel pastime of croquet on immaculate lawns near the lodge.

Perfect for a group of friends and family on a long afternoon at Bushmans Kloof.