The quintessential country house escape
Within Thomas Hardy’s enchanting village of Evershot...Discover more
Intimate and special, and surrounded by beautiful countryside, our country-house hotel offers a cosseting experience in the heart of Dorset. With genuine warm service, innovative and delicious menus, a relaxing spa, a stunning indoor pool and fragrant landscaped gardens, this is the quintessential luxurious escape.
We are delighted to be re-opening our doors once again for leisure stays from 17th May, and look forward to welcoming our guests with exceptional service and warm hospitality, alongside stringent safety and sanitation protocols to place our guests’ and teams’ wellbeing at the heart of everything we do.
Whether you prefer two legs or two wheels, the tracks and trails across Bushmans Kloof offer hours of entertainment for hikers, runners and cyclists. Trails range in length and difficulty, ensuring there is an option for all fitness and experience levels. Mountain bikes are available, and maps of the well-marked trails are provided. Or, if you’d prefer some company, ask your guide to accompany you and lead the way. Backpacks filled with water and snacks can be provided on request.
Bushmans Kloof offers a fantastic array of hiking trails. Meander through fragrant fynbos vegetation as you marvel at the sandstone outcrops sculpted by millennia of wind, sun and rain. Take your pick of these well-marked walking trails...
Mountain Trail: An accessible walk traversing the ridge just across the Boontjies River from the lodge. At a gentle pace the trail should take no more than two hours.
Ravine Trail: For more adventurous hikers, the Ravine Trail begins alongside the Walled Garden, and follows a circular loop through dramatic Cederberg scenery. Hikers with severe vertigo should approach the trail with caution, as the path includes some steep and exposed sections. Allow up to three hours to complete the trail.
Crystal Pools Trail: A guide is recommended for this walk, which traverses a more remote section of the reserve. Look forward to dramatic rock formations, cascading waterfalls and the chance to swim in the waters of a pristine Cape mountain stream. To make the most of your time at the river, picnics can be arranged on request.
The tributaries of the perennial Olifants River flow through the sandstone formations of the reserve, delivering crystal-clear water to our large earthen-walled dam. Here canoes are available for guests to paddle and swim beneath the bright blue sweep of African skies.