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.

High Tea at Bushmans Kloof

A delectable selection full of sweet and savoury treats.The Tea Chef is always on hand to explain what has been prepared and to slice a piece of delicious homemade cake for you. Enjoy:

  • Sandwiches with delicious fillings
  • Mini pies and quiches
  • Beautifully decorated freshly baked cakes and tarts; delectable chocolate brownies and mini tartlets
  • Freshly baked scones served with whipped cream, strawberry and apricot jam
  • Variety of fresh fruit

Organic items are sourced from the Walled Garden for High Tea. Served for an hour before the evening nature drive departs.



"Good food should be unfussy. It should be something that is both exciting and accessible to all guests. The fresher an ingredient is the better, and if it can be locally sourced, even more so!"

Executive Chef, Charles Hayward


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