Exploring Africa's Wildlife And Wild Places

Cape Town Family Safari Escape in South Africa - Bushmans Kloof Resort

by Autumn Erickson
March 21, 2014


Bushman's Kloof Reserve & Wellness Retreat

You can’t beat Cape Town for a perfect mix of stunning landscapes, culture, history and a world-class food and wine scene – but, what’s in it for your kids, really?

There’s more than enough in Cape Town to fill two or three action packed days for your family. But adding a few days of outdoor discoveries (for them) and an opportunity to relax (for you) is a great way to round out your Cape Town family vacation.

 Start Your Adventure with 3 Days in Cape Town


Two or three days in Cape Town will allow you to ride the cable car up to the top of Table Mountain, take a ferry to historic Robben Island,  check out the memorabilia of District 6 Museum, and enjoy the Victoria and Alfred Waterfront’s Two Oceans Aquarium and Springbok Experience Rugby Museum, just to name a few.

When you’re ready to explore South Africa’s great outdoors, head to Bushmans Kloof Wilderness Reserve, just a three hour drive from Cape Town. Nestled in the foothills of the Cederberg Mountains the 16 room lodge is integrated into a remarkable 18,000 acre reserve, home to many species of endangered flora and fauna, as well as one of the world’s largest open-air galleries of ancient rock art.

Malaria-Free Game Viewing for the Family

A malaria-free area while on safari in Africa ensures that guests are safe to experience the plentiful wildlife and herds, including one of the largest private herds of Cape Mountain Zebra in the world, and the rare and secretive Cape Leopard. Conservation efforts at the reserve have also seen the return of the magnificent Bontebok, Red Hartebeest, Grey Rhebok and the Ostrich.

Ancient San Bushman African Rock Art

Over 130 ancient Bushman rock art sites are also on the reserve, many dating back 10,000 years. Early morning excursions include a guided walk with a bush breakfast, and a chance to connect with ancient images and messages in the rocks.


There are numerous other ways to explore Bushmans Kloof: hiking, biking, canoeing, swimming, fly-fishing, archery and croquet. The reserve also offers quieter pursuits: an award-winning spa featuring hydrotherapy, ley line walking, stargazing, and inspiration for painting or photography.



The proximity to Cape Town in South Africa, a tranquil setting, and the range of outdoor activities on offer makes Bushmans Kloof a perfect addition to a Southern Africa safari for families. It’s no wonder that Bushmans Kloof was voted Conde Nast’s number one Resort and Safari Camp in Africa this year.

A Cape Town visit and a stay at Bushmans Kloof are a wonderful building block for your Southern Africa family safari, and can be added at the beginning or the end of your Southern Africa Family Safari.



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AUTHOR BIO  |Autumn Erickson

Autumn is a Bushtracks Program Coordinator and expert safari planner. She has been creating incredible safaris for Bushtracks travelers since 2006. She focuses on custom safaris for groups of friends and families, including many large, multi-generational family groups. One of her greatest strengths is in ensuring that families have a shared experience, while catering to the individual needs of children and adults. In a twist on the old phrase, you can’t plan for travelers unless you’ve walked a mile in their shoes: Autumn has traveled extensively through South Africa, Zambia, Zimbabwe and Botswana. Her love for travel is rivaled only by her love for family. She and her husband James, a small business owner, have a wonderful young daughter who is also an adventure!