Bushmans Kloof Reserve & Wellness Retreat – last year voted as One of the Best Places in the World to Stay in the Condé Nast Traveller UK Gold List, is offering fascinating special experiences at the foothills of the Cederberg, 270km fromCape Town. Explore the different dimensions of this ancient wilderness by selecting a super-value package guaranteed to enrich and enlighten the mind, and invigorate body and spirit in a luxurious Relais & Chateaux environment.
The remainder of the 2012 programme includes firm favourites such as the Food and Wine Weekends – take some of South Africa’s finest winemakers, add executive chef, Floris Smith’s delightful dishes, prepared with home grown organic herbs, and you have the recipe for an unforgettable wine tastings and pairings in the breathtaking settings of Bushmans Kloof. (Steenberg Vineyards Fri 6 July – Sun 8 July, and Fryer’s Cove Wine Estate Fri 27 July – Sun 29 July, from R2 000 per person sharing, per night)
The Cape Leopard Trust aims to facilitate conservation of the Cape’s predator diversity by implementing conservation strategies, research projects and tourism initiatives. Quinton Martins is the project manager and a well- respected researcher in his field. The leopard and the caracal population have suffered severe losses in the Cape. The species are regularly removed from farms with little knowledge of population or genetic status. Join Quinton and his wife Elizabeth as they discuss these intriguing animals and their work in ensuring its continued survival (Wed 27 Jun to Fri 29 Jun, and Tues 10 Jul to Thurs 12 Jul, from R1 815 per person sharing, per night)
Pierre van der Spuy, author of a Happy Human Brain, will take you on a path of ‘Discovering your hidden passion’ by offering a practical guide to what to do on a daily basis to strengthen one’s brain. The two night getaway will change your views on what makes us human, happy and authentically successful. (Sun 29 Jul-Tue 31 Jul, and Mon 20 Aug – Wed 22 Aug, from R1 700 per person sharing per night)
Cape Town-based Jim Harrington is an Australian with 19 years of yoga practice, exploration and teaching. Jim has been a senior teacher and teacher trainer at Moksha Yoga studio in Cape Townfor the past four years. He has introduced hundreds of beginners to the practise of yoga and will now guide yoga enthusiasts through a two day Yoga Retreat (Sun 10 Jun-Tues 12 Jun, and Mon 13 Aug to Wed 15 Aug, from R 1 700 per person sharing per night)
And for a Family Fun adventure in the great outdoors, enjoy magnificent accommodation and healthy cuisine, enriching nature drives and rock art walks, and supervised children’s activities which include a child-friendly dinners, a treasure hunt, and a sleep over in the reserve. (Fri 29 Jun- Mon 2 Jul, Mon 2 Jul – Thurs 5 Jul, Sun 9 Dec to Wed 12 Dec. (Adults pay R6 615 per person sharing for 3 nights, 6-12 years R4 725 per child sharing for 3 nights, 3-5 years R2 680 per child for 3 nights, and kids under 2 stay free)
Special rates are also on offer throughout winter, from R1 630 per person sharing per night, or the private villa, Koro Lodge at the low season rate of R11 550 for the entire villa per night, sleeping up to four adults and four children.