Led by General Manager Dirk Crockart, with 20 years of service, The Montague is a family of passionate people, with a warm, inclusive ethos that embraces everything we do. We are proud to be a part of the family-owned and run Red Carnation Hotel Collection, and strive to create unique and memorable experiences for our guests.
We enjoy warmly welcoming our guests back to The Montague, remembering details from previous stays, preparing special treats for our younger guests and V.I.Ps (Very Important Pets), and providing warm and caring service. Our team is proud to have worked together for many years, and is always willing to go the extra mile, creating unique experiences and adding thoughtful touches to enhance our guests’ stay.
Céline Cousteau, ambassador for the TreadRight Foundation and advocate for global sustainability and the environment, shares the remarkable history of the rock art waiting to be discovered at Bushmans Kloof.
The geology of the Cederberg Mountains dates back more than 500-million years, and today these rugged peaks and sandy plains are famous for the otherworldly landscape of sandstone rocks sculpted by millennia of rain, sun and wind. These valleys were once lush, home to large herds of elephant and prides of lion, while the long-extinct quagga roamed alongside the mighty eland. The passage of time, and the animals that once inhabited these hills, is marked on the walls of caves and overhangs in the ancient San rock art, with some sites on the reserve dating back 10,000 years.
Bill and Mark McAdam purchase seven properties, encompassing 7500 hectares of neglected farmland. With the dream of restoring the landscape and creating a wilderness reserve, they remove the livestock and eradicate alien vegetation to allow the indigenous fynbos to start recovering.
Led by General Manager Rory du Plessis, with years of experience in the bush, we pride ourselves on delivering authentic South African hospitality. That begins with empowering our team to make a difference, offering exceptionally considerate attention to detail, and our warm, South African ‘Welkom’ is as warm as our balmy weather. A favourite welcome drink on arrival, fresh-cut bouquets in the suites,
candlelit in-room dining with a view, personalised gifts – these all create a cosseting experience that make guests feel truly valued.
Bushmans Kloof offers a wilderness experience entirely unique in South Africa. Combining pristine mountain landscapes with indigenous wildlife, guests enjoy exclusive access to more than 130 ancient San rock art sites, combined with the unique opportunity to discover the origin and culture of Africa’s oldest tribe. The award-winning lodge offers five-star luxury and gracious hospitality, alongside an array of unforgettable dining experiences.
Bushmans Kloof offers a wealth of opportunities to rest and rejuvenate. Find serenity and wellness in The Spa, soak up the great outdoors with a wilderness walk, or sip on fine South African wine. However you choose to spend your days, our passionate and enthusiastic team is on hand to create an unforgettable Cederberg experience.
Look forward to an array of culinary experiences during your stay at Bushmans Kloof, from fine dining in the historic Homestead to flame-grilled feasts served beneath star-spangled African skies. The talented lodge chefs draw inspiration from local culinary traditions and flavours, while our organic kitchen gardens provide bountiful seasonal produce. Bushmans Kloof is a proud member of Relais and Châteaux.