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Bushmans Kloof Wilderness Reserve

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Depart Cape Town International Airport via the N2.

Turn left at the Vanguard Drive turn off (cross over the bridge) and turn right at the second set of traffic lights (into Vanguard Drive).

Pass the Grand West Casino, still remaining on Vanguard Drive and then take the turn off for the N7 to Malmesbury.

Continue past Malmesbury, towards Moorreesburg, Piketburg and Citrusdal to enter the Olifants River Valley (route takes approx 2 hrs.

We recommend that you stop at Kardoesie (Farm Style Restaurant) for a light lunch,

This is just before you reach Citrusdal on the right hand side of the Main Road.

Pass the Clanwilliam Dam (located on the right hand side of the road) and turn right onto the R364 to Lamberts Bay / Clanwilliam.

At the T-Junction, turn right to Clanwilliam.

When entering the town, a petrol station is located on the left hand side of road.

NB: Fill up if petrol is required and please call the lodge on 0027 (0)27 482 8200 as there is no mobile reception after this point.

This will enable the lodge to anticipate your time of arrival.

From Clanwilliam to the lodge gate is approximately 40km.

Continue straight on the R364 towards Wupperthal and Calvinia and cross a bridge.

Follow this tarred road for approx 25km, pass ‘Louis Leipoldt’s Grave’ and over the Pakhuis Pass.

Cross a low bridge over the Brandewyns River. Continue past a sign on the left hand side to ‘Traveller’s Rest’.

After travelling for 800m, the Bushmans Kloof gate will be on your right hand side.

Turn right at the Bushmans Kloof gate (recommended speed in the reserve – 40km per hour).

Continue straight, crossing a small bridge below the dam wall and follow the signs to the lodge.

Continue towards the lodge and on arrival please park your car next to the big Blue Gum trees and the building marked ‘Reception’

We would like to draw your attention to the fact that our gate closes at 17h00 daily.

Should you expect to arrive after this time, kindly contact the lodge on 0027 (0)27 482 8200 prior to your departure to the lodge.

PLEASE NOTE THAT THERE IS NO MOBILE PHONE RECEPTION FROM CLANWILLIAM.

Depart Cape Town via the N1.

Before Century City/Ratanga Junction, take the N7 off-ramp towards Malmesbury.

Continue past Malmesbury, towards Moorreesburg, Piketberg and Citrusdal to enter the Olifants River Valley (route takes approx two hrs)

We recommend that you stop at Kardoesie (Farm Style Restaurant) for a light lunch,

This is just before you reach Citrusdal on the right hand side of the Main Road.

Pass the Clanwilliam Dam (located on the right hand side of the road) and turn right onto the R364 to Lamberts Bay / Clanwilliam.

At the T-Junction, turn right to Clanwilliam.

When entering the town, a petrol station is located on the left hand side of road.

NB: Fill up if petrol is required and please call the lodge on 0027 (0)27 482 8200 as there is no mobile reception after this point.

This will enable the lodge to anticipate your time of arrival.

From Clanwilliam to the lodge gate is approximately 40km.

Continue straight on the R364 towards Wupperthal and Calvinia and cross a bridge.

Follow this tarred road for approx 25km, pas‘Louis Leipoldt’s Grave’ and over the Pakhuis Pass.

Cross a low bridge over the Brandewyns River. Continue past a sign on the left hand side to ‘Traveller’s Rest’.

After travelling for 800m, the Bushmans Kloof gate will be on your right hand side.

Turn right at the Bushmans Kloof gate (recommended speed in the reserve – 40km per hour).

Continue straight, crossing a small bridge below the dam wall and follow the signs to the lodge.

Continue towards the lodge and on arrival please park your car next to the big Blue Gum trees and the building marked ‘Reception’

We would like to draw your attention to the fact that our gate closes at 17h00 daily.

Should you expect to arrive after this time, kindly contact the lodge on 0027 (0)27 482 8200 prior to your departure to the lodge.

PLEASE NOTE THAT THERE IS NO MOBILE PHONE RECEPTION FROM CLANWILLIAM.

Depart Hermanus on the R43 (Main Road) travelling towards Kleinmond and Cape Town.

Continue on the R43 past the Kleinmond turn off on the left, and carry on to the N2.

Take the N2 towards Cape Town and over Sir Lowry’s Pass. As you approach Somerset West take the R44 turnoff towards Stellenbosch.

Travel on the R44 through Stellenbosch and take the R304 turn off towards Malmesbury / Botterberg.

Continue on the R44 over the N1 towards the N7 / Malmesbury and turn right at the N7 turn off.

Continue past Malmesbury, towards Moorreesburg, Piketburg and Citrusdal to enter the Olifants River Valley (route takes approx 2hrs.

We recommend that you stop at Kardoesie (Farm Style Restaurant) for a light lunch,

This is just before you reach Citrusdal on the right hand side of the Main Road.

Pass the Clanwilliam Dam (located on the right hand side of the road) and turn right onto the R364 to Lamberts Bay / Clanwilliam.

At the T-Junction, turn right to Clanwilliam.

When entering the town, a petrol station is located on the left hand side of road.

NB: Fill up if petrol is required and please call the lodge on 0027 (0)27 482 8200 as there is no mobile reception after this point.

This will enable the lodge to anticipate your time of arrival.

From Clanwilliam to the lodge gate is approximately 40km.

Continue straight on the R364 towards Wupperthal and Calvinia and cross a bridge.

Follow this tarred road for approx 25km, pas‘Louis Leipoldt’s Grave’ and over the Pakhuis Pass.

Cross a low bridge over the Brandewyns River. Continue past a sign on the left hand side to ‘Traveller’s Rest’.

After travelling for 800m, the Bushmans Kloof gate will be on your right hand side.

Turn right at the Bushmans Kloof gate (recommended speed in the reserve – 40km per hour).

Continue straight, crossing a small bridge below the dam wall and follow the signs to the lodge.

Continue towards the lodge and on arrival please park your car next to the big Blue Gum trees and the building marked ‘Reception’

We would like to draw your attention to the fact that our gate closes at 17h00 daily.

Should you expect to arrive after this time, kindly contact the lodge on 0027 (0)27 482 8200 prior to your departure to the lodge.

PLEASE NOTE THAT THERE IS NO MOBILE PHONE RECEPTION FROM CLANWILLIAM.

From Paternoster, take the main road (R399) to Vredenburg.

From there take the R399 to Velddrif and continue past the towns of Sauer and Witwater.

Turn left onto the N7 towards Piketberg and Citrusdal to enter the Olifants River Valley (route takes approximately two hours).

Pass the Clanwilliam dam (located on the right hand side of the road) and turn right onto the R364 to Lamberts Bay/Clanwilliam.

At the T-junction, turn right to Clanwilliam.

When entering the town, a petrol station is located on the left hand side of the road.

NB: fill up if petrol is required and reduce tyre pressure. Please ensure that you re-inflate your tyres on the way back.

Please call the lodge on 027 482 2627 as there is no mobile reception after this point. This will enable the us to anticipate your arrival.

Continue straight on the R364 towards Wupperthal and Calvinia and cross a bridge to reach a gravel road.

Continue on the gravel road for about 34kms, over the Pakhuis Pass, past "Louis Leipoldt's grave"

Cross a low bridge over the Brandewyns River.

Continue past a sign on the left hand side to "Travellers Rest - JJL Strauss"

After travelling for 800m, the Bushmans Kloof gate will be on your right hand side.

Turn right at the Bushmans Kloof gate (recommended speed in the reserve – 40km per hour).

Continue straight, crossing a small bridge below the dam wall and follow the signs to the lodge.

Continue towards the lodge and on arrival please park your car next to the big Blue Gum trees and the building marked ‘Reception’

We would like to draw your attention to the fact that our gate closes at 17h00 daily.

Should you expect to arrive after this time, kindly contact the lodge on 0027 (0)27 482 8200 prior to your departure to the lodge.

PLEASE NOTE THAT THERE IS NO MOBILE PHONE RECEPTION FROM CLANWILLIAM.

Driving directions
Please select a start location
Depart Cape Town International Airport via the N2.

Turn left at the Vanguard Drive turn off (cross over the bridge) and turn right at the second set of traffic lights (into Vanguard Drive).

Pass the Grand West Casino, still remaining on Vanguard Drive and then take the turn off for the N7 to Malmesbury.

Continue past Malmesbury, towards Moorreesburg, Piketburg and Citrusdal to enter the Olifants River Valley (route takes approx 2 hrs.

We recommend that you stop at Kardoesie (Farm Style Restaurant) for a light lunch,

This is just before you reach Citrusdal on the right hand side of the Main Road.

Pass the Clanwilliam Dam (located on the right hand side of the road) and turn right onto the R364 to Lamberts Bay / Clanwilliam.

At the T-Junction, turn right to Clanwilliam.

When entering the town, a petrol station is located on the left hand side of road.

NB: Fill up if petrol is required and please call the lodge on 0027 (0)27 482 8200 as there is no mobile reception after this point.

This will enable the lodge to anticipate your time of arrival.

From Clanwilliam to the lodge gate is approximately 40km.

Continue straight on the R364 towards Wupperthal and Calvinia and cross a bridge.

Follow this tarred road for approx 25km, pass ‘Louis Leipoldt’s Grave’ and over the Pakhuis Pass.

Cross a low bridge over the Brandewyns River. Continue past a sign on the left hand side to ‘Traveller’s Rest’.

After travelling for 800m, the Bushmans Kloof gate will be on your right hand side.

Turn right at the Bushmans Kloof gate (recommended speed in the reserve – 40km per hour).

Continue straight, crossing a small bridge below the dam wall and follow the signs to the lodge.

Continue towards the lodge and on arrival please park your car next to the big Blue Gum trees and the building marked ‘Reception’

We would like to draw your attention to the fact that our gate closes at 17h00 daily.

Should you expect to arrive after this time, kindly contact the lodge on 0027 (0)27 482 8200 prior to your departure to the lodge.

PLEASE NOTE THAT THERE IS NO MOBILE PHONE RECEPTION FROM CLANWILLIAM.

Depart Cape Town via the N1.

Before Century City/Ratanga Junction, take the N7 off-ramp towards Malmesbury.

Continue past Malmesbury, towards Moorreesburg, Piketberg and Citrusdal to enter the Olifants River Valley (route takes approx two hrs)

We recommend that you stop at Kardoesie (Farm Style Restaurant) for a light lunch,

This is just before you reach Citrusdal on the right hand side of the Main Road.

Pass the Clanwilliam Dam (located on the right hand side of the road) and turn right onto the R364 to Lamberts Bay / Clanwilliam.

At the T-Junction, turn right to Clanwilliam.

When entering the town, a petrol station is located on the left hand side of road.

NB: Fill up if petrol is required and please call the lodge on 0027 (0)27 482 8200 as there is no mobile reception after this point.

This will enable the lodge to anticipate your time of arrival.

From Clanwilliam to the lodge gate is approximately 40km.

Continue straight on the R364 towards Wupperthal and Calvinia and cross a bridge.

Follow this tarred road for approx 25km, pas‘Louis Leipoldt’s Grave’ and over the Pakhuis Pass.

Cross a low bridge over the Brandewyns River. Continue past a sign on the left hand side to ‘Traveller’s Rest’.

After travelling for 800m, the Bushmans Kloof gate will be on your right hand side.

Turn right at the Bushmans Kloof gate (recommended speed in the reserve – 40km per hour).

Continue straight, crossing a small bridge below the dam wall and follow the signs to the lodge.

Continue towards the lodge and on arrival please park your car next to the big Blue Gum trees and the building marked ‘Reception’

We would like to draw your attention to the fact that our gate closes at 17h00 daily.

Should you expect to arrive after this time, kindly contact the lodge on 0027 (0)27 482 8200 prior to your departure to the lodge.

PLEASE NOTE THAT THERE IS NO MOBILE PHONE RECEPTION FROM CLANWILLIAM.

Depart Hermanus on the R43 (Main Road) travelling towards Kleinmond and Cape Town.

Continue on the R43 past the Kleinmond turn off on the left, and carry on to the N2.

Take the N2 towards Cape Town and over Sir Lowry’s Pass. As you approach Somerset West take the R44 turnoff towards Stellenbosch.

Travel on the R44 through Stellenbosch and take the R304 turn off towards Malmesbury / Botterberg.

Continue on the R44 over the N1 towards the N7 / Malmesbury and turn right at the N7 turn off.

Continue past Malmesbury, towards Moorreesburg, Piketburg and Citrusdal to enter the Olifants River Valley (route takes approx 2hrs.

We recommend that you stop at Kardoesie (Farm Style Restaurant) for a light lunch,

This is just before you reach Citrusdal on the right hand side of the Main Road.

Pass the Clanwilliam Dam (located on the right hand side of the road) and turn right onto the R364 to Lamberts Bay / Clanwilliam.

At the T-Junction, turn right to Clanwilliam.

When entering the town, a petrol station is located on the left hand side of road.

NB: Fill up if petrol is required and please call the lodge on 0027 (0)27 482 8200 as there is no mobile reception after this point.

This will enable the lodge to anticipate your time of arrival.

From Clanwilliam to the lodge gate is approximately 40km.

Continue straight on the R364 towards Wupperthal and Calvinia and cross a bridge.

Follow this tarred road for approx 25km, pas‘Louis Leipoldt’s Grave’ and over the Pakhuis Pass.

Cross a low bridge over the Brandewyns River. Continue past a sign on the left hand side to ‘Traveller’s Rest’.

After travelling for 800m, the Bushmans Kloof gate will be on your right hand side.

Turn right at the Bushmans Kloof gate (recommended speed in the reserve – 40km per hour).

Continue straight, crossing a small bridge below the dam wall and follow the signs to the lodge.

Continue towards the lodge and on arrival please park your car next to the big Blue Gum trees and the building marked ‘Reception’

We would like to draw your attention to the fact that our gate closes at 17h00 daily.

Should you expect to arrive after this time, kindly contact the lodge on 0027 (0)27 482 8200 prior to your departure to the lodge.

PLEASE NOTE THAT THERE IS NO MOBILE PHONE RECEPTION FROM CLANWILLIAM.

From Paternoster, take the main road (R399) to Vredenburg.

From there take the R399 to Velddrif and continue past the towns of Sauer and Witwater.

Turn left onto the N7 towards Piketberg and Citrusdal to enter the Olifants River Valley (route takes approximately two hours).

Pass the Clanwilliam dam (located on the right hand side of the road) and turn right onto the R364 to Lamberts Bay/Clanwilliam.

At the T-junction, turn right to Clanwilliam.

When entering the town, a petrol station is located on the left hand side of the road.

NB: fill up if petrol is required and reduce tyre pressure. Please ensure that you re-inflate your tyres on the way back.

Please call the lodge on 027 482 2627 as there is no mobile reception after this point. This will enable the us to anticipate your arrival.

Continue straight on the R364 towards Wupperthal and Calvinia and cross a bridge to reach a gravel road.

Continue on the gravel road for about 34kms, over the Pakhuis Pass, past "Louis Leipoldt's grave"

Cross a low bridge over the Brandewyns River.

Continue past a sign on the left hand side to "Travellers Rest - JJL Strauss"

After travelling for 800m, the Bushmans Kloof gate will be on your right hand side.

Turn right at the Bushmans Kloof gate (recommended speed in the reserve – 40km per hour).

Continue straight, crossing a small bridge below the dam wall and follow the signs to the lodge.

Continue towards the lodge and on arrival please park your car next to the big Blue Gum trees and the building marked ‘Reception’

We would like to draw your attention to the fact that our gate closes at 17h00 daily.

Should you expect to arrive after this time, kindly contact the lodge on 0027 (0)27 482 8200 prior to your departure to the lodge.

PLEASE NOTE THAT THERE IS NO MOBILE PHONE RECEPTION FROM CLANWILLIAM.

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