Bushmanskloof – Cederberg, 3 hrs from Cape Town
Bushmanskloof calls themselves the extraordinary haven which is true as they combine outstanding service to make sure that you will leave relaxed and renewed with a stunning surrounding as they are located at the foothills of the Cederberg Mountain. It is an exclusive 5 star wilderness getaway, malaria free, with 16 rooms and suites located in a Natural Heritage Site. Choosing this accommodation you will be able to explore the beauty of nature as you can select from many different outdoor activities offered or just relax in this peaceful and silent property. Click here for more info.
The M.A.D. Fact: Bushmans Kloof Wilderness Reserve & Wellness Retreat is the proud Global Winner of Wildlife Conservation Programs in the Conde Nast World Savers.
Grootbos – 2.5 hours from Cape Town
Grootbos is situated on a Private Nature Reserve, only 2 ½ hr drive from Cape Town, where you have the chance to experience pure luxury in a sustainable way. It is a 5 star accommodation with a privileged setting facing sea and mountains. Looking out of the windows of the luxuries lodges and villas you will have a breathtaking view such as the Atlantic Ocean, breaching whales and ancient forests. Grootbos offers 3 exclusive 5 star sanctuaries- Garden Lodge, Forest Lodge and its latest addition, the villas. Each free-standing suite is set in tranquil surroundings and comprises of a lounge with fireplace, one or two bedrooms, en suite bathroom and wooden deck with spectacular ocean views. The villas are hidden in the natural wonderland of the reserve with 6 elegant suites, a private butler, chef and guide, and views of the whale-watching haven of Walker Bay. Click here for more info.
The M.A.D. Fact: Grootbos initiated the Green Futures Horticulture and Life Skills College.
Inverdoorn – Safari near Cape Town
Inverdoorm game reserve… only 2 ½ hours drive from Cape Town in a malaria free area is a great way to start exploring the wildlife of South Africa. With its 10.000 hectares dedicated to conservation it offers a variety of typical South African animals such as Buffalos, Giraffes, Springboks etc… Additionally, Inverdoorn runs a Cheetah rehabilitation program which you are welcome to discover. If you like to stay longer than just one day?,- not a problem at all. You can either spend the night in a 4 star chalet or enjoy pure luxury in their Ambassador suite including gourmet African cuisine with a French twist. Click here for more info.
The M.A.D. Fact: Inverdoorn runs a cheetah rehabilitation programme.
Sanbona Wildlife Reserve
At the foot of the Warmwaterberg, in the heart of the Little Karoo, between Montagu and Barrydale on the famous Route 62 you will find Sanbona Wildlife Reserve. 54 000 hectares of undulating mountains and plains, indigenous fauna and flora, rock formations and rock art make this a destination not to be missed. Specialist guiding is a key element in providing a memorable and varied experience. Click here for more info.
The M.A.D. Fact: Sanbona Wildlife Reserve has successfully reintroduced the White Lion