For centuries the San bushmen roamed southern Africa. Bushmans Kloof retains their paintings and a raw beauty untouched over the years. Set in thousands of acres of wilderness, the hotel has 16 rooms looking out onto gardens and across to the red sandstone hills. Laze by your pool, listening to the wind ripple through the acacia trees, then perhaps visit the couples' gazebo for massages using local crystal quartz. If you'd like to explore, hike up to the pools, and bike, climb or canoe to the San rock-art sites. Then there's the game. As there are no predators to watch out for - the rare Cape leopard roams remote mountains - you can explore freely, finding Cape mountain zebra, antelope and wildebeest. Wow factor: At Kadoro in the wilderness, your private chef will prepare a barbecue of ostrich and springbok. Go: Book with Turquoise Holidays; call 01494 678400 or visit for more details or email <a href=""></a>