“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 31 reviews.
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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junaid roopnarain
junaid roopnarain
2021-01-10
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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 gateway. Lovely game spotted with Bruce giving amazing accounts of knowledge and experience in the Reserve.
Candice Montzinger
Candice Montzinger
2021-01-06
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Our new home away from home 🥰 beautiful surroundings. Magnificent accommodation and the just the best staff ever! A real treat for anyone looking to escape the real world and be spoilt! This place is the definition of pure rest.

9,5
Based on 28 reviews.
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
Gerard
Gerard
2021-12-22
9,0
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Enjoyed our short stay very much ☺ Food execellent. Environment fantasric
Ben
Ben
2021-12-10
10
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Exceptional
Warwick
Warwick
2021-11-12
10
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Exceptional mountain hideaway. ☺ Beautiful location in the mountains. Wonderful hospitality from Henry & Bruce. Delicious meals. A really superb quiet hideaway in the bush. ☹ Nothing
Peter
Peter
2021-07-21
9,0
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We will be back as soon as we can. ☺ Magic place. Quiet tranquil with superb facilities. Food was truly outstanding, both my wife and I could not say enough about the delicious and very tasted meals. Bruce was the perfect host and our game drive with him was most enjoyable, he was so knowledgeable. ☹ Very happy with the game we saw Gemsbok, Kudu, Springbok, Duiker, Klipspringer and Dassies and many more. My wife and I so enjoyed seeing the animals in their natural environment, we really did not see the need to introduce other game species even if they were there 300 years ago ie Giraffe.
Elizabeth
Elizabeth
2021-06-16
10
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Exceptional
Rob
Rob
2021-01-28
10
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Exceptional

Based on 193 reviews.
Dee C
Dee C
2022-01-23
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Such a wonderful Karoo experience- highly recommended Magnificent drive through Seweweekspoort and beautiful descent into the Bosch Luys Kloof valley, to be welcomed by the charming and gently humorous Henry, who attended to our every need. We were given a guided tour of the lodge itself, which is spacey and cool and then we were treated like royalty, by being directed to a prime Karoo-veld viewing seat, looking down the valley, towards the blue mountain tops. After our welcome drinks, we relaxed in our large and comfortable chalet, barely able to wait for the heat of the day to pass so we could explore our surroundings Who would think that you could learn so much about the Karoo in one day, but this we did on the Nature Drive, with our walking /talking encyclopaedia (leader, Bruce) Early morning exploratory walks, followed by sumptuous breakfasts served by Henry, Karoo animated discussions with Bruce, melting, slumberous, reading on our balcony as 40 degrees passed us by, dips in the pool and a wonderful evening dinner, followed by trying to catch the stars as they fell onto our balcony (or so it seemed) at night! What an all round happy and relaxing experience! Brilliant hospitality guys! Bruce and Henry and Lenie, you rock! Thank you so much!
Ascribe-thinking
Ascribe-thinking
2022-01-09
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An then between the rocks and shale, this magic unfolds Even before we left on this little escape into the Karoo, the service was excellent. Imagine receiving a phone call before departure to wish you a safe trip! The road into this private nature reserve is through the spectacular Seweweekspoort. You cannot rush. Be mindful of the awe-inspiring rocks that tower above you and then you will be ready for the road into Bosch Kloof. You cannot rush. Even the signs along the road leading you to the lodge will make you smile. And what a view you will behold – it will, if you have a soul, take your breath away. From the moment you arrive at reception, Henry will make you feel welcome and spoilt. Try to ignore a strange barn that looks recently erected, the rest of the place settles into the Karoo surroundings with ease and grace and authenticity. The lodge itself is charming. The spacious chalets are appropriately, perfectly and unpretentiously appointed and refreshingly cool against the Karoo heat. The outdoor shower and beautifully bath are superb. The view from your verandah and every window, will leave you knowing why the Karoo has its own special magic. Bruce, the person in charge of the vast reserve is exceptionally knowledgeable. In fact having been to many lodges, Bruce must rate as one of the best guides and conservationists we have encountered. His deep knowledge is exceptional and the passion for his work is infectious. So definitely opt to do the drive with Bruce – it is worth every moment. Back at the lodge, the food is another charming surprise. Wholesome South African food at its best: honest, tasty, generous and perfect for the place. The ever-gracious Henry ensures that food and drinks are served efficiently. The ambience is perfect and guests comfort is clearly paramount. How the kitchen manages to serve such lovely food so far from easy access to supplies is nothing short of miraculous. Other than the strange barn, perhaps deposited by some alien space ship exploring the magnificent stars in the vast and glorious s sky above, there is nothing not to love about Bosch Kloof Lodge. Do look up at the stars, you will be mesmerized by how many there are and how brightly they twinkle their magic above this particular paradise.
PenguinandLion
PenguinandLion
2022-01-05
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Unplug and let the good vibes roll ! We spent New Years weekend here after a very busy holiday season. We left Bosch Luys Kloof healed and restored by the nature and stark solitude of the Karoo bosveld. It was a transforming experience, being completely disconnected and spoiled rotten by Henry’s unobtrusive yet five star care. Bruce took us on a sunset nature drive and helped us spot so much that we otherwise would have missed. We went on long walks along the artfully signed paths and lay next to the pool. And for hours sometimes, we just read. We loved the drive up Seweweekspoort to get there and we’re thrilled we had a 4×4 for some of it. Another plus was the lack of phone signal and the fact that there was only a bit of WiFi. I didn’t check my phone for 48 hours—a first in a long while. We also loved that the meals were WONDERFUL but followed a set menu. We didn’t have to think of anything at all and marveled at the high standard of cuisine while we were so very far from it all. Oh — AND THE STARS. Thank you, Henry. Thank you, Bruce. Thank you Bosch Luys Kloof.
Roma B
Roma B
2021-12-05
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Indimenticabile esperienza al “Bosch Luys kloof” ci ritornerei senz’altro. Ottimo servizio ed accoglienza! Ho avuto una piacevolissima esperienza al “Bosch Luys Kloof” proprietà della bella Famiglia Couzis. Ho alloggiato in un bellissimo Chalet con tutti i confort e con una stupenda vista sulle montagne, dove si può ammirare tutte le tonalità di colori e la notte sembra di poter toccare le stelle con le mani. Hanno un eccellente cucina dove la mattina con tutti prodotti freschissimi per colazione. All’arrivo ci ha accolto Henry per il check in e ci ha preparato dei ottimi cocktail da gustare a bordo piscina. La sera il Resort Manager Bruce molto professionale, conosce ogni pietra e piante delle montagne, ci ha portato a fare un tour di 3 ore per vedere anche gli animali allo stato brado e fermarci in punto alto della montagna per ammirare il tramonto, dove ci ha preparato degli aperitivi freschi. E stato un’esperienza fantastica, lo raccomando senz’altro. Per rigenerare lo spirito di questo bellissimo posto nel Karoo. Sud Africa.
Madison Oosthuizen
Madison Oosthuizen
2021-10-31
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The absolute highlight of the year for us, two years and counting Honestly Bosch Luys Kloof is the hidden gem we will keep coming back to. We first visited in Feb 2020 where the whole team helped orchestrate our engagement, and we came back in 2021 to kick off our honeymoon. Every moment is absolute luxury, and when we arrived this time it felt like coming home. We were absolutely spoilt, and even though there were a number of other visitors, we are always made to feel as if we are the only ones there. Whether you spend your time by the pool, sitting in the bird hides, going on hikes, or enjoying the stunning scenery from the chalets (we have affectionately named this the Land of the Middagslaapies) you feel like you are in another world. The food is absolutely top notch, and there is no doubt that love is put into every aspect of the lodge. Henry, Bruce, and the rest of the team take the absolute best care of their guests, and its always so personal and non-commercialized, which is why we will continue to come back. There is some sort of magic that hits you right as you enter the gates, and take in the scenery all the way to the lodge. We cannot wait to come back in 2022, and hopefully every year after.
Anne Reinecke
Anne Reinecke
2021-10-23
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So worth the journey ….. Three nights spent in beautiful atmospheric Bosch Luys Kloof Lodge was an experience we shall treasure. Cool comfortable well equipped chalets, a friendly lodge where Henry, Lenie and Rita spoil you rotten with delicious meals, and Bruce takes you off on a long meander through the veld, patiently answering your every question and providing a mass of information on the history, ecology and animals of the region. There is something for everyone – walkers, cyclists, painters, photographers, and everywhere you are in the midst of a magnificent landscape which takes your breath away. Quite special.
Bianca P
Bianca P
2021-10-12
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The perfect Getaway 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
Delene B
Delene B
2021-10-06
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Amasing hiking, with a very comfortable stay! We had a wonderful weekend in this beautiful place, would love to return for longer next time! There are numerous trails for running/hiking on your doorstep, you need a few days to explore the area. We stayed in the self catering house, very spacious and comfortable with beautiful views. We had to change dates twice and Bruce and Henry were always so friendly and accommodating, thank you!
Cynthia Barnes
Cynthia Barnes
2021-09-26
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Cynthia Barnes from Sedgefield, South Africa Philip and Cynthia have once again experienced the joy of having spent 4 days at Bosch luys kloof near Ladismith. This was our third stay! Thank you Bruce for sharing your knowledge and your wonderful guidance as always and ensuring that we choose the best hike for each day of our stay. We loved them all! Thank you Henry for your personal service, excellent cuisine, attention to detail, ensuring our comfort at all times and spoiling us with treats too many to mention. Thank you to Lenie and Marie for their excellent cooking and beautifully presented dishes. And finally thank you to the cleaning staff, who kept our cottage beautifully clean each day. All in all a memorable 5 star stay in Paradise. If you are looking to holiday in an unspoilt environment, hike on sacred ground, be surrounded by nature and nurture, 5 star accommodation and unique photographic activities, then Bosch Luys Kloof private nature reserve should be top of your list.
graham e
graham e
2021-08-25
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A MUST VISIT Boschluys Kloof rates very very highly on our list of global places to stay . Management is world class . Henry made us feel excited when we spoke telephonically and upon arrival The setting is quite idyllic The rooms and main lodge are superb We met Bruce and understood why everything works ! He too is a gem Our discussions on San paintings and matters ecological were stimulating. He is action oriented and worth his weight in gold We WILL be back Thank you Henry,Bruce and your lovely staff The food and service was excellent