Take a walk on the wild side of life as we look at 5 great bushveld getaways in the Western Cape. Treat yourself to a bushveld adventure with these great options.
Alkantmooi Private Nature Reserve Keurkloof Units - Plettenberg Bay, From R1300 per unit
Alkantmooi Private Nature Reserve is situated in the Keurbooms River Valley close to Plettenberg Bay. On the hill-top at Alkantmooi Private Nature Reserve you will find yourself surrounded by some of nature’s most exquisite visual displays. The calm turquois of the Indian Ocean seamlessly merges into the green and gold of lush indigenous forests and pristine fynbos that covers the blue-grey mountains, capped by the magnificent African sky.
Farr Out B&B - Paternoster, From R500 per person
The few minutes drive from Paternoster to Farr Out is not what you would exactly call far. But when you arrive in this sandy bushveld wilderness, you do feel pleasingly remote. Crunching up the glinting shell pathway you can see across an indigenous garden and right out to sea. Earlier risers may catch some of the wildlife that comes by when it thinks no-one's looking.
Assendelft Lodge & Bush Camp - Prince Albert Road, From R400 per person
Relax and enjoy the Karoo, wander around the farm while enjoying the various species of game on the farm. Species to be found on the farm include, Gemsbok, Kudu, Plains Zebra, Springbuck (black, copper, Kalahari and common), Klipspringer, Steenbuck, Duiker and many small animals.
Bushmans Kloof Wilderness Reserve & Retreat - Clanwilliam, From R5120 per person
Escape to Bushmans Kloof - this refuge for body and soul is surrounded by thousands of acres of majestic, savage beauty and wind-sculpted landscape of reddish sandstone rock formations – in the heart of the Cederberg Mountains in the Western Cape. The reserve is rich in Bushman rock art with over 130 pristine sites, some dating as far back as 10 000 years ago making them one of the oldest recorded examples of human art. Visitors may join daily-guided walks with experienced rangers along rivers and through the veld to view a selection of the sites.
Sanbona Wildlife Reserve - Montagu, From R4101 per person
Nestled at the foot of the towering Warmwaterberg Mountains in the heart of the Little Karoo, Sanbona Wildlife Reserve celebrates the spirit of the San people who once roamed this distinctive area. Sanbona and the spirit of the San people welcome you. More than 54 000 hectares of undulating mountains and plains, indigenous flora and fauna, rock formations and rock art make this a destination not to be missed.