Wednesday, 30 September 2015

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A Word from James
Celebrating Spring and warmer weather in the Cederberg

Dear friends of Bushmans Kloof,
Spring has sprung with warmer weather enveloping the Cederberg, resulting in spectacular, blooming wild flowers. Two botanical events were held during the month of August, hosted by Kirstenbosch Botanical Society botanist, Ernst van Jaarsveld. Do make a note for next year as these events are a must for flower enthusiasts!

Floris and his Riel dance team have returned from LA and we all could not be prouder of their phenomenal achievements. The troupe danced their way to victory - scooping no less than three Gold medals and one Silver – winning Gold in the Ethnic Folk Dance category, scooping another two Gold medals in the Open Dance and Tap Dance categories, and one Silver in the Open Dance category for their spectacular Gumboot routine. The crew also won Gold for Best Dance Production in the Production Line competition.

Bushmans Kloof have received several nominations and awards recently, including winning the 2015 Lilizela Tourism Award for Service Excellence in Accommodation, as the best 5-star Lodge in the Western Cape; the Cape Nature Award for our work on the Cedar Project ; and the coveted Professional Beauty Award for Hotel/Resort Spa of the year. Exciting international news is that Conde Nast Traveler (USA) readers have nominated us as one of the Top Resorts in South Africa, and we have also been nominated in two categories for the Spafinder Wellness and Wellness Travel Awards. The winners are decided through public voting, and we’d really appreciate your votes! Voting closes 30 September.

We’re spending more time in our organic gardens as we aim to be as self-sufficient as possible. Our gardening team have added 20 new raised beds to the garden and have installed a polytunnel. Organic produce is an important part in our culinary offering, as we believe growing fresh produce in an environment free of pesticides and fertilizers produces better tasting produce – another contribution to lessening our carbon footprint.

Summer is the ideal time to book your wilderness getaway to Bushmans Kloof. Escape for a luxurious three-night stay in the Cederberg that offers activities like hiking and biking. If restorative Spa treatments are on your dream list, choose the ultimate two-night Spa breakaway set in a natural environment perfectly poised for relaxation and well-being.
Nothing spells family fun like Bushmans Kloof and December! With thrilling activities such as nature drives and biking, the kids will love getting to know the wonders of Mother Nature. For privacy, Koro Lodge is ideal as it welcomes children of all ages throughout the year, sleeping four adults and four children. It offers flexible accommodation options, has a dedicated guide and your own chef!

Sijbrandt (Seppie) van der Spuy who has been at Bushmans Kloof for nine years, has been promoted to our head guide, replacing Gerhard Thom who has moved onto a new venture. We wish him the best in his new role!
Finally with our eyes on the Rugby World Cup, all of us at the lodge would like to wish the Springboks the best of luck for the final two pool games, we are holding thumbs for the knockout stages, our blood is green and our hearts are in it – bring it home boys!
To all our guests, we wish you a productive final quarter for 2015 and I look forward to seeing you soon.
With warmest regards,
James, Dee & the Bushmans Kloof Team

Bushmans Kloof South Africa

Bushmans Kloof South Africa

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Bushmans Kloof South Africa

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