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Bosch Luys Kloof Private Nature Reserve

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Seweweekspoort Off Route 62, Ladismith 6655 South Africa
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#3 of 13 Speciality lodging in Ladismith
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Private nature reserve in the Karoo , Western Cape . 14000 Ha of unspoilt Karoo mountain wilderness with free roaming game . Management policy is no intervention in nature . Beautiful private accommodation in 9 chalets and a guesthouse , sleeping 36p . The lodge includes the reception , dining room , shoppe , pub , pool area , etc . An info centre contains a lot of objects and information about the area . The reserve has three main 4x4 routes and several hiking trails over beautiful hills and valleys and has five Big Five viewpoints . Guided drives by Land Rover or walks with a nature guide is ongoing . Many guests do the hikes on their own and there are a lot of choices that we explain to you . The area is completely safe . Otherwise guests just chill in the peaceful environment . No passing roads , no nearby industries , no overhead elect or other lines --- you are excluded from the world outside . And then you are treated with special meals by our in-house chef!
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Seweweekspoort Off Route 62, Ladismith 6655 South Africa
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JP S wrote a review May 2021
Mossel Bay, South Africa659 contributions85 helpful votes
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We stayed for 4 nights on a full board package. The chalets are well equipped , spacious and are service daily. Well stocked fire place is a nice touch. The food was great. But what set this place apart is the SERVICE. They go the extra mile. All the staff is friendly and very helpful. The game viewing trip, as well as the picnic baskets was excellent. There is also geat hiking trails. Well done guys, you are the best.
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Date of stay: May 2021Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Response from Bosch Luys Kloof Team, General Manager at Bosch Luys Kloof Private Nature Reserve
Responded 3 weeks ago
Dear Koos and Elizabeth Thank you for taking the time to write this fantastic review and for acknowledging everyone's efforts to make your stay a memorable one, we truly appreciate it and having happy guests makes it all worthwhile. We will be sure to share this review with every member of the team We thoroughly enjoyed meeting and hosting both of you and do hope to welcome you back for another visit in the not too distant future! With warm regards from the Great Karoo
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grant867 wrote a review May 2021
Somerset West, South Africa3 contributions
Nothing will take your breath away like the trip down the Bosch Luys Kloof pass to get to the lodge, and I mean liberally take your breath away!!! This is not your typical Karoo Nature reserve, it is so much more. It ticks so many boxes, Views, setting , nature, star gazing, nature walks and drives, fauna and flora diversity, tranquility, good food, geological and historical importance, great accommodation!!! My only complaints is that everyday feels like a Sunday, and it is tooo quiet. Henry and team run the front of house like a first class flight and Bruce's passion and knowledge of the area is fantastic, do your self a favor and go on a nature drive. As a family we also loved the historical wagon trail and came to respect what our forefathers had to endure. Will most definitely be back.
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Date of stay: April 2021
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Response from Bosch Luys Kloof Team, General Manager at Bosch Luys Kloof Private Nature Reserve
Responded 04 May 2021
Dear Grant, Laura and the boys Thank you for your visit to Bosch Luys Kloof, your tangible enthusiasm and your appreciation of our efforts with these kind words. It makes it an absolute pleasure to host such wonderful guests as yourselves when you can see the appreciation for everything that Bosch Luys Kloof and its team stands for! We are very glad that you enjoyed your stay with us, and hope to welcome you back to this wonderful valley in the near future!
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Ineke wrote a review Feb 2021
Western Cape, South Africa84 contributions20 helpful votes
Approaching this resort you travel via a very narrow mountain pass - but the view from there was stunning! The chalets are nicely positioned against a hill side and all have a view of the surrounding area. We were a group of 4 adults and wanted self catering accommodation - hence we were booked into a chalet that could accommodate 2 couples. Chalets are well appointed - but the lounge/kitchen area is a little bit cramped; which I think could be as the self catering units have been adapted single suits, where an extra room was added to the original layout. However, having said that - what the owners have done here in this remote kloof is absolutely astonishing. The only complaint I do have is that, when we enquired about the 4 x 4 Trails and the road to the Ladder above the Gamkaskloof, the manager did not inform us firstly of the very bad state of the road leading there (took us almost 90 minutes to travel 11km), as well as that there would be a charge for using this road. This charge I was only informed of on the day we had to settle our account. However - I will definitely recommend the resort as it is a beautiful part of our country and the chalets are lovely.
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Date of stay: September 2020
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Response from Bosch Luys Kloof Team, General Manager at Bosch Luys Kloof Private Nature Reserve
Responded 26 Mar 2021
Dear Ineke Thank you for your kind comments and constructive feedback which we appreciate You many not be aware but Bosch Luys Kloof is under new ownership since mid-November 2020. We are glad that you enjoyed your stay and hope to welcome you and more friends back in the future! If I am correct, your stay was from 10 till 12 October 2020 in the Self-catering unit closest to the lodge, Chalet 1. I did not have the pleasure of meeting you during this visit as I was away from Bosch Luys Kloof from March till November 2020, but gladly respond on some valid points. The initial intention for our Double Chalets (two bedroomed units) was for a couple with children,or two friends travelling together but not wanting to share a bedroom / bathrooom for instance yet still be under the same roof. The second bedroom is indeed smaller than the main bedroom, but does have it's own bathroom and private stoep area. For this reason the rates for the second bedroom are cheaper than those for the main room. We tend to avoid allocating a Double Chalet to two couples and in retrospect the better option would have been for reservations to have suggested two seperate units for you at the time of booking. Thank you for your feedback regarding the layout and size of the self-catering units kitchenette. The self-catering units were quite a new concept at the time of your stay as previously only full board was on offer with all guests enjoying meals at the main lodge. Following requests and a large demand for self-catering friendly units particularly from local travellers, the previous owners converted some of the existing units into self-catering accommodation. Should we decide to pursue and grow the self-catering avenue going forward we aim to improve on what is in place already and appreciate your feedback. A veld fire swept through large sections of the area covered by theTo Hell n Gone 4x4 route about 5 years ago. This section of the reserve is dominated by inland renosterveld and mountain fynbos which requires fire from time to time in order for ecological processes to thrive (germination etc), but unfortunately a lack of vegetation cover and subsequent rains have removed top soil from this route leaving it quite rocky in parts. The route used to be graded 2 out of 5, but is advertised on our website as a grade 2/3 out of 5. as the road condition is passable with any 4x4 with good ground clearance and low range. The fee per vehicle of R 250 is also advertised on our website. There is an old saying "The road to the hell is paved with good intentions" and this 4x4 route, worth the stunning view over the historic valley of 'Die Hel' is not a walk in the park. and definitely not paved. Deciding just how much to maintain a 4x4 route is always tricky as preference of what is considered a challenge differs from person to person, but thank you for your feedback on this which we appreciate. We apologize that the manager at the time did not inform you of the costs involved in doing the route when he handed you the keys, or warn of the condition of the road which we will ensure becomes standard practice.
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Gia Kieser wrote a review Jan 2021
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It was the first visit to this part of the Karoo. We were completely caught off guard by the majesty of the Seven Weeks Poort, the rugged mountain ravine that takes you to the Bosch Luys Lodge. The location is spectacular, views literally go on forever in every direction. We stayed in the self-catering Farmhouse which suited our large family perfectly. Everyone had different plans each day. The rooms are clean, spacious, the beds were wonderfully comfortable. We were up early every morning for a gentle 10 klm uphill cycle, stopping to watch the Klipspringers, Dassies and Gemsbok get on with their morning. Then onto a delicious 10klm downhill free wheel! Whooohooo!!! I loved alternating cycling and hiking each day, resting guilt free at the pool in the early afternoon watching the Karoo birds, then ending the day off with a sunset drive. Make sure you stay awake long enough to admire the milky way in all its glory! The staff are warm and friendly, happy to help you enjoy your stay. Bruce’s knowledge of the area is profound and made the journey of new discoveries exciting and interesting. His patience with the kids was award winning. Thank goodness we didn’t miss out on Henrys hospitality and wicked sense of humour. Ask him for his delicious homemade Lime jam! It’s is a hiking, cycling, painting, writing, photography, resting destination. Bosch Luys Lodge is a feast for the senses. It is balm for the soul and just makes you want to return.
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Date of stay: January 2021
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Response from Bosch Luys Kloof Team, General Manager at Bosch Luys Kloof Private Nature Reserve
Responded 14 Jan 2021
Dear Will, Gia, Barbara and Alexander. Thank you for these kind and encouraging words, we will pass the message along to the whole team. We were priviledged to be able to host you all and thoroughly enjoyed getting to know your family. Best regards from the Bosch Luys Kloof team
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Junaid Roopnarain wrote a review Jan 2021
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Absolute gem of a place, service was at it's best. Bruce and Henry along with the Team that works at the lodge were amazing, worth the drive to get away for a peaceful and tranquil Nature Reserve Getaway. Lovely game spotted with Bruce giving amazing accounts of knowledge and experience of the Reserve and its history.
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Date of stay: January 2021
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Response from Bosch Luys Kloof Team, General Manager at Bosch Luys Kloof Private Nature Reserve
Responded 14 Jan 2021
Thank you for the great review. It was an absolute pleasure meeting and hosting your special family and we hope to welcome you back in the near future. Wishing you a fantastic year ahead!
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US$165 - US$232 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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South AfricaWestern CapeLadismith
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Frequently Asked Questions about Bosch Luys Kloof Private Nature Reserve
What are some of the property amenities at Bosch Luys Kloof Private Nature Reserve?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include a pool, an on-site restaurant, and a lounge.
What food & drink options are available at Bosch Luys Kloof Private Nature Reserve?
Guests can enjoy an on-site restaurant, a lounge, and breakfast during their stay.
Is parking available at Bosch Luys Kloof Private Nature Reserve?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
Are there opportunities to exercise at Bosch Luys Kloof Private Nature Reserve?
Yes, guests have access to a pool during their stay.
Does Bosch Luys Kloof Private Nature Reserve have any great views?
Yes, guests often enjoy the mountain view available here.
Is Bosch Luys Kloof Private Nature Reserve accessible?
Yes, it offers wheelchair access and reduced mobility rooms. For specific enquiries, we recommend calling ahead to confirm.