Pat Busch Mountain Reserve is nestled in the Klaasvoogds foothills of the Langeberg Mountains in the Western Cape and offers an incredible escape from the hustle and bustle. This 2000-ha reserve provides the perfect base to explore spectacular natural sites and offers direct access to a wealth of outdoor recreation. Local attractions in the area include Witbosrivier Nature Reserve, the Cape Winelands, Montagu Nature Garden, and Dassieshoek Nature Reserve. Downtown Robertson is only 15 kilometres away and offers a wide variety of entertainment, including restaurants, shops, museums, and malls. Pat Busch is approximately a two-hour scenic drive from Cape Town, while Robertson Airfield is only nine kilometres away.
Pat Busch Mountain Reserve is home to an abundance of Cape fauna and flora, which forms part of the Cape Floral Kingdom. Nature lovers can explore the reserve and find rare protea Vexatorella Latebrosa which was re-discovered on the reserve several years ago after a wildfire. For birding enthusiasts, the nature reserve offers an oasis for over 100 species, most of which are very active in the early morning. Furthermore, a variety of wildlife call Pat Busch Private Mountain Reserve home, including the Cape clawless otter, many honey badgers, lynx, bushpigs and bushbucks, as well as grysbok, duiker, fallow deer and on the rare occasion, a leopard has been seen.
Pat Busch Mountain Reserve is an ideal destination all year round. It is the perfect place for outdoor enthusiasts to enjoy nature during all four seasons.
Pat Busch Mountain Reserve provides an amazing setting for a weekend getaway in the mountains of the Western Cape and offers access to a wealth of outdoor recreation. The reserve features plenty of trails for hiking, cycling, and mountain biking, all great ways to explore and revel in the sights of the surrounding wilderness. During summer, the blue skies are the perfect companion for kayaking, canoeing, row boating, and paddle boarding on the dam. Those looking to cool down can enjoy a swim in the dam or the saltwater pool.
Avid anglers are encouraged to bring along their gear and enjoy catch-and-release fishing while the family picnics in the shade nearby. Bird watchers can bring along their binoculars and head out in the early morning to catch the resident birds in action. For a break from the outdoors, visitors can indulge in some retail therapy at the nearby mall or head out for a wine-tasting experience.
The Pat Busch Mountain Reserve boasts several types of accommodation for those wanting to stay for the weekend. From cosy cottages and a spacious farmhouse ideal for large groups and extended families to two exclusive units with outdoor wood-fired hot tubs, spa baths, and hammocks, as well as 10 boutique Africamp glamping tents with magnificent mountain views.