Bushmans Kloof Wilderness Reserve
Magical Wilderness

Bushmans Kloof Wilderness Reserve is nestled in the foothills of the Cederberg Mountains and boasts with a magical wilderness of open plains, sandstone formations and a rich Bushmen history. In ancient times, the Bushmen tribe made the wilderness area its home for about 120 000 years. 

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The Bushmans Kloof Wilderness Reserve boasts beautiful landscape and sandstone formations.

The hunter-gatherer people lived in caves, decorating the walls with rock art that tells the story of their way of life. Rich vegetation covered the downland plains on either side of the ravines in the reserve, and the plains were a hunter’s dream. When European settlers reached the area, however, the ancient culture dwindled as they were driven away from the area.

Today, remnants of the Bushmen’s rock art is still visible, and visitors to the reserve can view them on a walking tour. Bushmans Kloof Wilderness Reserve was purchased by an avid conservationist in 1991, and together with his son the owner carefully planned a programme of restoring and rehabilitating the area to its former glory. The reserve is now a National Heritage Site, and their conservation efforts include the monitoring and protection of rare endemic floral and animal species.

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