Bushmans Kloof Botanical Weekend Programme

Event date: 7 August 2015 - 9 August 2015

Venue: Bushmans Kloof Wilderness Reserve & Wellness Retreat
City: near Clanwilliam (270km from Cape Town)
Country: South Africa
Register: Email info@bushmanskloof.co.za


Day One
14h00 Arrive at Bushmans Kloof for an early afternoon check-in at the Manor House, followed by a quick orientation of the lodge. Unpack, relax and freshen up. Contact The Spa or Reception to book any of a variety of Signature Spa and Wellness Therapies (if not pre-booked already).

15h30 Afternoon high tea is served. Followed by an evening nature drive in open game viewing vehicles, to discover and inhale the magnificent wilderness and environment and learn about the different vegetation and plant types in the Reserve with Ernst van Jaarsveld. As the sun sets, refresh with complimentary sundowners and snacks at one of the breathtaking lookout locations in the Reserve. Remember to bring a hat, sunscreen, binoculars, sweater or jacket and camera.

18h30 Arrive back at the Lodge and unwind before dinner.

19h15 Enjoy pre-dinner drinks and a slide illustrated talk and discussion by Kirstenbosch Gardens botanist, Ernst van Jaarsveld in the Conference Room.

20h00 Dinner will be served at The Homestead.

Day Two

07h30 Your choice of room service breakfast or enjoy the breakfast buffet available at The Homestead.

08h00 For those who wish to participate, we’ll depart on the guided rock art excursion to view a number of the world-renowned Bushman rock art sites, some of which dates back 10 000 years. A light bush breakfast is served in the Reserve.

OR Sleep in and enjoy some of the beautiful facilities at the Lodge, from the pools to the flowers and organic gardens, the Heritage Centre, or The Spa and fitness centre. Breakfast is served from 07h30 to 12h00.

11h30 Meet at Reception to depart for a trip to the Biedouw Valley, infamous for viewing the Spring flowers during this season.

15h30 Afternoon high tea will be served at one of our viewing spots in the Reserve. Followed by an evening nature drive back to the Lodge.

18h30 Arrive back at the Lodge and unwind before dinner.

19h30 Meet for pre-dinner drinks, followed by dinner at The Homestead.

Day Three

08h00 Depart on a different hike to discover more examples of our 130 magnificent Bushman rock art sites in the Reserve and to learn about the plants used by the Bushman in the past, followed by a light breakfast in the Reserve.

OR Sleep in, relax and indulge with a late breakfast and the Lodge facilities available.

12h00 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, before checking-out.

* Note: The programme is a guideline of the weekend’s activities and is subject to change.