Cullen's at the Cottage
If you are planning a special meeting or celebration and want to mark the occasion in style, then Ashford Castle offers a number of spaces to suit your preferences and requirements.
From intimate dining to grand banqueting, we'll create the ambience you desire with a host of personal and thoughtful touches to make the event one you and your guests will remember fondly. Discreet and efficient staff will be on hand to ensure you have everything you wish to make the event a success and a range of menus and wines can be tailored to your needs.
All management actions are governed by a comprehensive Environmental Management Plan, ratified by the Bushmans Kloof Conservation Trust. Each trustee is an expert in a particular field including wildlife management, botany, archaeology and cultural heritage. Bushmans Kloof makes regular use of the services of the Nature Conservation Corporation, an independent environmental management consultancy.
Strict protocol is adhered to at archaeological and rock art sites
Guests are educated in terms of the protection and respect for rock art sites
Particularly sensitive rock art sites are closed to the public, but interpreted through high-quality MS Power Point presentations
Only indigenous wildlife species are introduced on the reserve
Irrigation of the gardens is done through micro-jet irrigation and at judicious times to limit unnecessary evaporation
Treated grey water is used to irrigate the larger grassed areas
Only biodegradable detergents are used
Guests are encouraged to assist in the property’s water saving policies and are made aware of the need for water conservation in the Western Cape
Lodge sewage is treated in a Biolytix system (raw sewage is broken down by worms)
All non-organic waste is transported off the property to the Clanwilliam municipal dump site
Organic waste is used as mulch and compost in the gardens
All the swimming pools are salt chlorinated
Vehicles are prohibited from driving off-road
All roads are maintained annually
Hiking trails are carefully marked and maintained
All firewood in the lodge is sourced from alien vegetation such as Port Jackson Willow
All infrastructural development follows strict environmental scoping protocols before submission for final approval from the regional district municipality
Bushmans Kloof is the proud custodian of South Africa’s cultural and natural heritage, working with a range of local and global sustainability partners.Discover more