A luxurious farmhouse retreat 2.5 hours from Cape Town in the rugged and peaceful Cederberg Mountains where ancient rock art lies preserved, and hiking and biking trails contour through botanical fields and boulder-strewn ridges.
Cederberg Ridge Highlights
Cederberg Ridge embraces the wild, untamed spaces of this mountainous Western Cape country from its refined and sophisticated farmhouse-style wilderness lodge. It celebrates the subtle colours and textures of the dusky sunsets and crisp winter skies, warming every nook and cranny with soft blankets, wood-burning fireplaces, and comfortable furniture. Summer days spent in the swimming pool with a view, relaxing on the terrace with a selection of Cape wines, or waterskiing at sunset on the nearby Clanwilliam Dam. The use of wood, stone, and other natural materials is a celebration of the surroundings, which extends to each suite’s boutique detail.
- A peaceful retreat in the scenic mountains with the excitement of Cape Town and the world famous only 2.5 hours’ drive away.
- Nine bedrooms & suites ranging from classic to superior; all have en suites; one can be converted into a family villa or honeymoon suite; one has features for guests with disabilities; most have mountain views.
- Indigenous gardens flow into the veld, keeping in tune with the wild vegetation, while views from all angles are of rolling ridges and mountains.
- There is a restaurant with a view; library; TV and WiFi; air-conditioning; fireplaces; a day spa (in room or not); swimming pool; and sleep-out decks.
Cederberg Ridge Game Viewing and Activities
Cederberg Ridge celebrates the natural beauty of the mountainous area with a variety of walking, hiking, biking, and horse riding trails that explore the ridges and valleys on the 3000-hectare private farm. Guests are invited to recline at the pool or in the library where supreme comfort and relaxation can be found, or choose from the wide selection of activities offered on the property and nearby. There is a list of local wineries, a Rooibos-tea farm, rock art excursions, water activities like skiing and fishing, picnics and sundowners, star-gazing, and sleep-outs on private decks. There are three-day itineraries to choose from which have been expertly tailored to get in a good dose of what’s on offer, otherwise guests are free to make their own choices and take the days as they come. Day trips to the Cape Winelands or to the city itself, as well as surrounding game reserves and the west coast.
Enjoy a spectacular and exclusive break in the Cape Winelands staying at 5 Star lodges nestled at the foot of the mountains. Taste wine, indulge your taste buds in the gourmet capital of Franschhoek and soak up the luxury of this perfectly elite Cape Winelands itinerary.
Bushmans Kloof Reserve
Nestled in the foothills of the Cederberg Mountains lies Bushmans Kloof Wilderness Reserve. A South African Natural Heritage Site, Bushmans Kloof is custodian of over 130 ancient Bushman rock art sites in the reserve and located in the protected Cape Floral Kingdom.