“A scene burst upon us that I shall not forget in a hurry. Breathless I gazed down the valley on the boundless sea of blue mountains, cones and peaks, table tops and jagged lines of hillocks tingled with the faint blush of glowing rays of the unseen sun. What a wild charm thrown over the distant labyrinth of hills in the soft glow of early morn.”

-Thomas Bain and Dr Atherstone, 1871

ACCOMMODATION

Accommodation options at Bosch Luys Kloof include spacious open-plan chalets, as well as a guesthouse.​
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FACILITIES

Guests stay over with a weekend package and a personalised program is developed around all the facilities and activities available.​
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ACTIVITIES

From walks and hikes to our famous nature drives, Bosch Luys Kloof offers an array of activities far from any air pollution and city lights.
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THE KAROMINO

We offer our own local version of Spain’s Camino de Santiago (or the Way of Saint James) : The Karomino – a week of hiking and spiritual reflection. ​
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WELCOME TO
BOSCH LUYS KLOOF

PRIVATE NATURE RESERVE – A TRUE KAROO RETREAT AND A UNIQUE NATURE AND WILDLIFE EXPERIENCE.​

Bosch Luys Kloof is a place where the game roams freely, where wild flowers grow abundantly in the sunshine and where people come to feel rejuvenated and reenergised by the soul-filled surrounds. 

Bosch Luys Kloof is malaria-free, there is no pollution, no traffic, no powerlines… Only Mother Nature, in all her glory.

THINGS TO DO IN THE VICINITY​ OF BOSCH LUYS KLOOF

Explore some interesting passes, kloofs and scenic routes. Seweweekspoort and Huisrivier Pass both hold beautiful geological secrets and Route 62 offers a variety of road stalls, restaurants and bars. 

Discover our local towns and villages and experience true Karoo hospitality and warmth. Ladismith offers excellent local wines and cheese and Calitzdorp is well known as the Port Capital. You can also learn more about the old Mission Station and Lutheran Church at Amalienstein or about the agriculture activities in the local Vleiland area where farmers produce fruit, lucerne, vegetable seeds and livestock, such as sheep and ostriches.

Based on 33 reviews.
Anel de Wet
Anel de Wet
2022-07-09
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Elke meter die moeite werd. Nog ‘n Bain plesier!
heinrich baatjes
heinrich baatjes
2022-03-25
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The experience started immediately after booking. Prices on Booking.com and the lodge’s own website were identical. Within 90 minutes, the inimitable Mr. Henry Jones sent an email and called to be sure I know the location, how to drive there, giving route advice and a brief overview of the facilities. A real touch of elevating the experience. Arriving mid afternoon we were warmly greeted and shown lodge #8. For views and privacy, I did not mention it as the unit to have. The accommodation, experience, food, drinks and overall hospitality was above good and very attentive. Nature had it’s own surprises for us; locusts kudu, baboons and a flash flood. The spiritual revival for our relationship was so rewarding. Thank you Henry, Lena,Bruce, Sarah and the general staff.
Nicci Russell
Nicci Russell
2021-10-19
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One of the most amazing places. The staff are so welcoming and fabulous, adding a personal touch to every experience. The scenery is absolutely incredible and I will definitely be returning.
Ann Price
Ann Price
2021-10-19
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We have just had a fantastic stay at Bosch Luys Kloof. Beautiful accommodation, superb service,staff & food. Awesome scenery.
Bianca Pool
Bianca Pool
2021-10-12
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What a treat it was to visit Bosch Luys Kloof. Surrounded by the most beautiful views in every direction and the perfect getaway from the busy “city life”.. We had such an unforgettable experience. A special thank you to Henry, Bruce and the amazing staff. We were treated like royalty.. The food was out of this world! And the game drives were so relaxing and informative. We most definitely recommend this hidden gem .. And we will definitely see you soon. xx
Claudie Maree
Claudie Maree
2021-07-11
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Pragtige wegbreek in die natuur! The lodge caters for every need with flavourful foods (meat, vegan and gluten free). The staff is friendly and every guest is greeted with a warm welcome. Uitstekende diens en kennis van die natuur en geskiedenis. ‘n Plek om die stilte en staproetes (Karomino) te waardeer. Nie noodwendig 4×4 nodig nie. Fiets, motorfiets en kar vriendelik.
JP Snyman
JP Snyman
2021-05-30
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This is a 4 star facility, with 5 star service. Great chalets and the food is excellent. We have not experience service like for aong time.
Grant Norton
Grant Norton
2021-05-04
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Our family of 6 recently spent 3 nights at the reserve and to say we were blown away by the experience is an understatement. It ticked all the boxes, dramatic scenery, comfortable and private accommodation, wholesome comfort food, great service and knowledgeable staff. We will be back!
crystal kid
crystal kid
2021-04-06
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bosluyskloof pass looking east
Junaid Roopnarain
Junaid Roopnarain
2021-01-12
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9.5
Based on 34 reviews.
Douglas
Douglas
2022-07-10
10
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Top service, dining, and wildlife viewing in a rarely-visited corner of South Africa. ☺ The host was fantastic! He was friendly and very helpful, the nature guide was exceptionally knowledgeable and approachable, and the food and wine choices were excellent. ☹ The single-lane road was a bit harrowing, but no fault of theirs.
Ines
Ines
2022-06-20
10
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Anytime again! ☺ Bruce, Henry, Sarah and the rest of the team really made sure to meet all our needs and wishes. We arrived with our bicycles, nearly frozen much later than anticipated on the day of our arrival. But the warm welcome was so great that we decided to add another night as we wanted to explore the area. We were not disappointed! Delicious food, cozy beds (including warm water bottles), amazing sunrise and sunset views…. We also did a fantastic hike, came back for a light lunch and joined a “game drive” which we usually would not. However we were blown away of Bruce’s (the NR manager) knowledge about fauna, flora and geology. The whole lot? Anytime again!
Kruger
Kruger
2022-04-11
10
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Everything was perfect, thanks.
Dr
Dr
2022-03-25
8.0
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Very Good ☺ Nature is pristine. Service excellent and welcoming ☹ Nothing
Paul
Paul
2022-02-27
10
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The perfect place to relax, eat well, be looked after and enjoy nature in all her glory. ☺ Breakfast was a delicious way to start the day ☹ It was heavenly
Piet
Piet
2022-02-14
8.0
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VERY RELAXING AND SPOILED BY HOST HENRY ☺ PERSONAL ATTENTION BY HOST HENRY AND CHEF RITA WAS AMAZING.FOOD WAS OF VERY HIGH QUALITY. FACITIES AND ACCOMODATION VERY GOOD ☹ VERY FEW GAME SPECIES ON RESERVE…. VERY DIFFICULT TO SPOT
An
An
2022-01-27
10
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Unforgettable place ☺ The view, the staff, the food, the hikes, the accommodation, basically we loved every single thing and every single minute there.
Wim
Wim
2022-01-05
10
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Exceptional ☺ The setting, friendly staff, the food. Everything is exceptional, next time we’ll stay much longer. An absolute hidden gem
Jonathon
Jonathon
2022-01-03
10
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Bosch Luys Kloof is heaven on earth. ☺ Never have we experienced such an awesome environment so matched with great individual care that we felt carried by the breathtaking nature and seemingly effortless hospitality. Henry took care of us very well—thank you, Henry! Reading and relaxing at the pool was wonderful. And the drive out into the bosveld with Bruce was such a highlight. We left feeling whole again. ☹ That we couldn’t take it with us!
Pierre
Pierre
2021-12-31
9.0
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NA ☺ Staff went out of way to meet guest requirements, friendly, professional. Food good. Ambiance 👍 ☹ N/A

Based on 208 reviews.
LikeaRoss
LikeaRoss
2022-07-06
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A celebration of family in a place that celebrates you! Don’t be mislead by the title, while the whole staff did everything possible to make our stay wonderful, from meals to fires, what they really celebrate is their setting. Rangers Bruce and Sara kept us informed of what we were seeing on the drives and the history involved. The manager, Henry, anticipated our needs, from a drinks top up to a well timed song to keep the dance floor occupied. If you want peace, nature and a genuine interaction with people and the wild, Bosch Luys Kloof is the place for you! 10/10 would recommend!!!
Riaan
Riaan
2022-06-20
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A brilliant break-away! What a fantastic and beautiful place! We were treated like VIP’s. Henry made us feel so welcome and pampered us. He is such an asset to Bosch Luys Kloof because he knows exactly how to treat guests and is very enthusiastic in what he does. We also met Sarah, Lenie and Bruce. They all made us feel really welcome. What a team! The farm and all the buildings are also well maintained – it looks like everything is in its place. The chalét was very neat. The road signs are also well-marked. Pity we could not stay longer.
Heidi M
Heidi M
2022-06-16
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Peace and quite real serenity! Friendly, knowledgeable staff. Made us feel really at home and part of the family.Lovely cottages, each with a magnificent view right from you bed. The closeness of the mountains and the quiet solitude made for the ideal break from a hectic lifestyle and gave us time to recharge our batteries. We enjoyed our nature drive, Bruce was very interesting and passionate about the big and the small things around us.We are definitely coming back with our horses to do all the trails.
Ilzedewet
Ilzedewet
2022-06-16
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Secret Karoo Hideaway The lodge is situated in a beautiful remote area of the Karoo. It is quite a drive to get there, but the views alone make up for this. The guest units are gorgeous and very private with exquisite views.The service was outstanding and Bruce, Henry and Sarah took excellent care of us. The food is delicious and I especially enjoyed the oxtail stew, which was probably the best oxtail I have ever had.
Alan L
Alan L
2022-06-13
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An exquisite gem tucked away in Bosluis Kloof., just beyond Seweweekspoort Wonderful and attentive hosts made our visit a most memorable experience.The accommodation was scrupulously clean and comfortable; the restaurant food was excellent; everything perfectWill definitely visit again
John S
John S
2022-05-31
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An experience and memory not to be missed A true 6 star lodge set in the wonderful starkness of the Karoo. Facilities all you could ask for and more – attention to detail exceptional and the service from all focused to make memories.Food just what is required and tailored to the weather.Bruce the GM always so knowledgeable and willing to assist even when we had a vehicle breakdown .Henry (food and beverage) sensitive to individual needs and likes. Could not improve on ant aspect and the owners ever looking to increase what can stand to any International facility. We will be a walking recommendation.
Andre Venter
Andre Venter
2022-05-30
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Wonderful stay at a wonderful place We have returned to Bosch Luys Kloof in May 2022 with friends of us. As with our previous visit, we have enjoyed our stay tremendously. The venue and the accommodation are first class. The food served was top class. The service we have received from Bruce, Henry and all there staff , was outstanding. We were also honoured to meet the owners of this wonderful place. Thank you to all who made this a remarkable experience.
Wendy
Wendy
2022-05-21
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Gourmet food in a wild and remote location. This was our third visit to Bosch Luys Kloof and this time we took along some friends to introduce them to this special place. The drive in and scenery surrounding the lodge is spectacular. The chalets are luxurious and private and there are plenty of walks to do and birdlife to watch. We were fortunate to see Verreaux’s eagle, mongoose, klipspringer, kudu, rhebuck, ostrich and baboon. But the lovely lodge, the views, the wildlife would be nothing without the very special personal attention of Henry, Bruce and Sarah. Your attention to detail, your warm welcome and your charming company are unsurpassed. Henry and Lenie – your incredible meals beat any restaurant meal we can recall. Our sincere thanks for such a special time with you. See you again soon!
Ellie and Francois Naudé
Ellie and Francois Naudé
2022-05-13
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NATURE AT ITS BEST…. Bosch Luys Kloof is really a very special gem in the Karoo. It exceeded our expectations. The owners special touches and attention to detail were evident.On arrival we were warmly welcomed by Hennie (a real gentleman) who was already waiting for us with a welcome drink. He went out of his way to ensure that our stay was enjoyable and memorable.Our accommodation had the most beautiful view over the mountains and we enjoyed magical sunrises and sunsets from our deck. The outside shower & indoor fireplace were a bonus. A shoutout to Bruce, the nice ranger who took us on a game drive. His knowledge of the eco-system & special plant species was amazing.If you want to get away from urban life – this is the place. All boxes 100% ticked.
nelia741
nelia741
2022-05-04
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Perfect stay in the Klein Karoo Our group [children, parents and grandmother] loved being at Bosch Luys Kloof. There is so much to do and our weekend passed all too soon. On the other hand, if you want to do nothing at all, it is also the perfect setting to do so. Perfect sunrises and a perfect view of the milky way!Our host, Henry, and ranger, Bruce, were world class. Of course, the accommodation was impeccable.