We are open all year

Welcome to the Swartberg Private Nature Reserve site.
Our idyllic location in the valley of the beautiful Oukloof mountains was the perfect place for us to create Bushman Valley resort.
The lodge, cottages and log cabins all lend themselves to their surroundings. We hope you enjoy your visit here as much as we enjoy hosting your stay with us.
Come, eat, relax and enjoy. No TV, cell phones or internet.
Just the perfect peaceful getaway in the foot hills of the famous Swartberg Pass and a stone throw from the popular quaint Karoo town of Prince Albert.


We always enjoy our long stays here and especially time away from our hectic lives and cell phones. Time with the kids, hiking 4×4 and just relaxing ding some sand art is bliss. My Australian husband is a whizz at potjies now and the endless sky of stars at night remind us how good it is to take a break and breathe the mountain air. The winter fires and blankets singing camp songs is also always a great trip down memory lane. Wonderful place, thanks
Louise Agnew

A weekend Getaway. We Irish enjoy the S.A. passes ,so travelled down the Swartberg pass to get the Bushmans valley .Our log cabin could sleep five, but two of us enjoyed the space. It was great to have a fridge ,double ring hob, kettle, toaster etc. Lovely hot showers and we joined our friends for a braai in the grounds of the valley. Fantastic big skies out here to spot the stars .We had a full moon casting shadows along the rocks last night. The 4×4 trails are starting to open up, we enjoyed the experience. Looking forward to our return! Stayed November 2015, travelled with friends. Gillian Geepickle

Great weekend with friends.
We had a great weekend at Bushman Valley with friends. The Hosts Ian & Barbara were there to show us the 4×4 trails, a relatively new addition to Bushman Valley and well worth trying if you have the correct vehicle. Our room was great as usual. Definitely a place to get way from it all for a couple of days. Well done Barbara & Ian
Graham Greenwood