Spent a night. The chalet was well-equipped and suited our needs perfectly. There was a beautiful sunset against a gloomy and imposing cloudy sky from an impending storm system. The shadows created by the clefts in the Swartberg range with the golden light were perfect. There are paths to walk/hike. Due to the short duration of our stay we did not go up the hills/mountain. The facilities also include a small pool, a communal lapa and braai facilities, and some swings for children. Overall I would recommend it to anyone looking for a spot that seems remote and yet is not.
Cottage had everything, even aircon. Still need little bit of maintenance but John the host literally does everything himself. There are even hiking trails on the property! Only suggestion would be to provide recliners. I just forgot mine. TX John
Bushman Valley is in a beautiful location, surrounded by mountains and at the base of the Swartberg Pass, yet just outside Prince Albert. Our accommodation was spacious and we had everything we needed for self-catering. There is a superb hike up the mountainside at the end of the property and a swimming pool to cool down in afterwards. Johann has recently taken ownership and is working hard to upgrade the facilities.
Location and scenery is outstanding. The log cabin is however small, very hot and uncomfortable. It needs a proper spring cleaning and replacement of some furniture and bedding. Braai area needs to be enclosed to control possible runaway fires when braaing as it is very windy. Not close to luxury accommodation, but perfect for back packers, but then rate must be lowered considerable.
I spent a week in September 2020 in the log cabin. It is the perfect place to get away from the hustle and bustle of society and enjoy nature. Beautiful landscapes, hiking-trails and many birds. I can't recommend this place enough. It was food for the soul. It is also near to the picturesque little town of Prince Albert, where you can buy everything you need and enjoy the delicious food in the local restaurants.