Bushman’s Kloof

The Oryx we saw on our early game drive to the Rock Art site.

We gave the bikes a rest on Sunday March 4th, spent the day at Bushman’s Kloof, and celebrated my birthday.  We started with a morning drive to one of the 149 San Bushman Rock Art sites and spotted Oryx along the way.

The Oryx is also known as Gemsbok.

We had coffee and muffins in the vehicle, sundowner style, viewed the Rock Art, and then drove back to the lodge.

Coffee and muffins during the morning drive.

Regardt describes the San Rock Art history.

San hunters.

This San Rock Art painting was modified slightly and used as the Bushman's Kloof logo.

A real breakfast was enjoyed in the open air dining area.  After breakfast we took a short hour long walk on the ‘mountain trail’ and then we relaxed.

The breakfast table at Bushman's Kloof.

Mountain Trail hike.

Mountain Trail Hike: Natural colors of the Cederbergs; RED

Mountain Trail Hike: Natural colors of the Cederbergs: YELLOW

Mountain Trail Hike: Natural colors of the Cederberg; GREEN

The Dassie we saw on the hike.

Bushman’s Kloof has a gorgeous spa, of which I availed myself.

The Bushman's Kloof spa.

In the afternoon we relaxed around our pool and waited for High Tea.  We had arranged for a night game drive/star gazing session, so we decided to skip the evening game drive.  For my birthday dinner, Bushman’s Kloof set up a private table in the open air dining area, next to a fire, and we had a very nice birthday dinner complete with cake and candles.

Birthday dinner setting.

My sister and I enjoy a birthday toast with champagne.

Birthday cake.

After dinner, at 10:30 pm, we set out on the night game drive.  I was really hoping to see a leopard or a caracal, but we didn’t.  We did see bat-eared foxes and quite a few hares.  Regardt gave us the Khoisan story of the Orion and the milky way.  We had a night cap under the stars of Amarula and called it a night.  A great way to end a birthday in Africa.

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