Cairngorms, Highlands Scotland
We are inspired by our beautiful surroundings, deep in the Scottish Highlands. Each of our bedrooms showcase panoramic views of the spectacular landscape, while the verdant countryside is home to a wide variety of wildlife, from Golden Eagle and Osprey to Red Deer Stag and Pine Martin, as well as an abundance of wild flowers, plants and trees.
"Boontjieskloof (the farm on which Bushmans Kloof resides) was once a rooibos, citrus, potato and livestock farm, before opening as Bushmans Kloof in 1996. The homestead on the farm - now the Manor House - was once the main facility for guest accommodation. Red Carnation Hotels took ownership of Bushmans Kloof in 2003 and I was delighted to become General Manager in 2016.
I am most proud of each of our outstanding conservation initiatives, including the Anatolian dog project, our work with the Cape Leopard Trust, the preservation of our Cedar tree population, and the careful protection of our rock art, dating back 10,000 years. We also have a walled garden that produces vegetables, herbs, fruit and flowers for the lodge, and offer community support to our local school.
Many of our Bushmans Kloof team have been with the lodge for over 25 years, and a great number of us hail from the local area. We are honoured to share this beautiful reserve with our guests, from the wilderness of the Cederberg Mountains to the Cape fynbos, a world-renowned floral biome with the most biodiversity of all the floral kingdoms.
Our signature experiences include dining in our shepherd’s hut or under the stars at Embers, enjoying delicious picnics in a field of flowers during flower season, visiting our rock art sites or taking a spectacular afternoon nature drive through the reserve.
We hope to welcome you to the beauty of Bushmans Kloof soon."
- Rory du Plessis, General Manager