Bushmans Kloof Wilderness Reserve & Wellness Retreat has been named South Africa’s number one resort – out of 12 finalists – by Condé Nast Traveler US readers in the 2015 Readers’ Choice Awards.
It also came third in the top 100 Hotels & Resorts of the World list. Sister properties The Oyster Box and The Twelve Apostles Hotel and Spa meanwhile successfully positioned themselves at #2 and #4 respectively in the ‘Top 25 Hotels in Africa’ category.
Readers of the prestigious American travel magazine rated Bushmans Kloof at an impressive 98.9 points, The Oyster Box at 92.3 points and The Twelve Apostles at 91.5 points (out of a total score of 100).
It is a remarkable result for the family-run Red Carnation Hotel Collection South Africa, with the three luxury properties beating stiff competition from other top resorts in the country.
Condé Nast Traveler, founded in 1987, is renowned as one of the most trusted names in travel. The magazine’s annual Readers’ Choice Awards, now in their 28th year, set the benchmark for luxury properties around the globe.
Only 270km from Cape Town, Bushmans Kloof Wilderness Reserve & Wellness Retreat is a haven of staggering beauty at the foothills of the Cederberg Mountains.
Wide-open plains, majestic rock formations and crystal clear waterfalls provide a natural playground to set the scene for a unique wilderness experience in this South African Natural Heritage Site, where abundant wildlife roams free.
The five-star lodge is renowned for its warm, caring service, exceptional hospitality, holistic spa and organic cuisine served in unique locations. A sanctuary for over 130 Bushman Rock Art sites, here guests may interact freely with nature and participate in exciting outdoor adventures, including nature drives, mountain biking, canoeing and swimming in rock pools.
The Oyster Box is one of South Africa’s best-loved and most distinguished luxury seaside hotels. Standing proudly on Umhlanga’s prestigious beachfront, overlooking the iconic lighthouse, the legendary property provides direct beach access and staggering views of the Indian Ocean.
The journey to The Twelve Apostles Hotel and Spa from central Cape Town only takes 20 minutes by car, yet feels worlds away from the hustle and bustle of everyday city life.
The hotel sits majestically above the Atlantic Ocean on Cape Town’s – if not the world’s – most scenic route, flanked by the Twelve Apostles mountain range and magnificent Table Mountain National Park.