Should you want to celebrate something really special or if you have a Kruger Rand that is burning a hole in your pocket, I cannot think of anything more spectacular to do than have a look at this very special outing.


On the weekend of Nov 26 to 28, in what promises to be a sublime culinary occasion, Bushman’s Kloof Wilderness Reserve & Wellness Retreat and Bouchard Finlayson Vineyards will unite to present an inspired food and wine weekend hosted by the estate’s winemaker Chris Albecht and anchored by a glorious African setting deep within the Cederberg Mountains of the Western Cape.

Magnificent boma


Guests can expect exceptional wining and dining experiences that showcase the very best Bouchard Finlayson wines alongside the finest seasonal produce from the kitchen gardens and the indigenous fynbos of the Cape Floral Kingdom. The weekend will commence with an informal wine pairing with canapés at the Homestead, hosted by Chris, followed by a carefully curated tasting menu created by Executive Chef Wilhelm Maree, paired with Bouchard Finlayson wines.

Ancient rock art


The weekend celebrates destination dining at its finest, combined with the great outdoors, all showcased in an unbeatable location. Aside from the gastronomic lure, those who have secured their three days of sanctuary in the Cederberg will also be treated to a number of excursions. From sumptuous High Teas to nature drives across the plains, viewing rock art and enjoying sundowners at spectacular look-out points, it promises to be a culinary adventure of a lifetime.

Vistas beyond compare



Bushmans Kloof serves the entire Bouchard Finlayson wine collection, several of which scored handsomely in the Tim Atkin South Africa Special Report 2021 and Wine Spectator, notably the Tête de Cuvée Pinot Noir (2019) that scored 96 and 92 Points respectively and the Crocodile’s Lair Chardonnay (2019) that was awarded 94.

The finest Bouchard Finlayson wines

 The Bushmans Kloof Food & Wine Weekend is priced at R16,080 per night (including taxes and reserve fees) for two persons sharing. Bushmans Kloof offers fourteen spacious rooms, two suites and two villas, individually and exquisitely decorated with handpicked art, décor, antiques and heritage furniture. For those wishing to be pampered even further, the lodge’s spa is a tranquil space where nurturing therapists offer bespoke treatments inspired by age-old African traditions alongside signature B|Africa and Tata Harper products that draw on native plant extracts such as baobab tree oil, mafura butter, rooibos and cape aloe. For guests who wish to indulge in some retail therapy, a visit to the Trading Post is a must for a splurge on some of South Africa’s finest and most unusual jewellery and arts and crafts.

Beautiful Africa


Aside from hearty appetites, guests should remember to bring binoculars, warm clothing, hats, sunscreen, comfortable walking shoes and a camera.


For more information and booking enquiries about the food and wine weekend at Bushmans Kloof in partnership with Bouchard Finlayson, please email and visit: