Abloom Bush Lodge and Spa Retreat Description
data/data/In the beauty of an undiscovered bush valley you can find the 5 star equivalent Abloom Bush Lodge & Spa Retreat. Just outside of the world famous but small historical town of Cullinan, 30 min east of Pretoria, Carmen and Lowie run their unique and exclusive boutique hotel.
Abloom offers only 4 luxurious suites, build as romantic standalone thatched chalets. All suites are eco-friendly and magnificently designed, build and decorated by Lowie himself and you will be short of eyes to absorb all the creative, stylish and elegant details he has given the lodge. A sense of peace and tranquillity greets you on arrival as the dedicated owners, their 5 dogs and 6 horses welcome you with their gracious hospitality to a luxurious but relaxed and informal farm.
Abloom is centrally located between OR Tambo International Airport of Johannesburg and the Kruger National Park.
All 4 suites are luxurious, beautifully decorated and tranquil and offer 100% privacy, a hot plunge pool – heated to 36 degrees -, outside shower with warm & cold water and outside fire place/bbq on the secluded outside deck. The elegant standalone chalets all have a small but fully equipped kitchen, fire place, lounge suite, dtsv, flat screen tv, romantic candle lit bath, double shower and his and her basin. The extra length king size bed is made with the freshest white linen, old fashioned home washed and sun dried, offers a variety of pillows and is decorated with fresh flowers and bush leaves upon arrival!
Abloom offers a choice between 2x Executive Suite – sleeping two and 2x Presidential Suite – sleeping two. The Presidential Suite is more luxurious, has a larger deck and the superior view.
Abloom offers self catering stays or All inclusive stays.
ALL INCLUSIVE STAY:R 3958 per person, minimum of 2 nights stay.
Staying the luxurious Presidential Spa Suite.
Included in your stay:
- 3 meals per day
- all soft drinks and local spirits
- 2 hosts/therapists assigned exclusively to your suite
- unlimited in-suite spa treatments between 09h00/16h00 daily
- complimentary bottle of champagne
- daily sun downer served in-suite
- luxurious gift box on arrival
- mini facial products for the lady
- nesspresso machine in-suite
Carmen runs their award winning, exclusive wellness centre, where truly unique treatments and romantic full day spa packages are on the menu. All treatments are done in-suite on your private deck with stunning views of the bush. An experience you will not want to miss.
Carmen mixes her own massage oils and uses the beautiful world renowned products of Theravine, a 100% South African eco-friendly product.
Pre-booking is advised.
Abloom does not have a restaurant but does offer exquisite meals for the connoisseurs! Dining at Abloom is a spectacular experience. Lowie serves his 3 course gourmet meals in your suite where the table has been set under the breath taking African star lit sky. All meals are prepared with the freshest local products which inspire Lowie to design and prepare a unique set menu that may differ daily, al subject to the available ingredients and Lowie’s creative mood!
Abloom looks after the planet. All products used in the suites and the spa are produced in South Africa and are eco-friendly. The spa doesn’t use disposables and our water is of a good quality so we invite you to drink directly from the tap instead of the bottle! In our kitchen we pride ourselves to use as much organic ingredients as possible. When building our suites we used local and recycled materials, eco-friendly cement, rocks from the farm en local builders. We save up to 10% electricity by using laptops instead of desktops and our dream is to one day go off the grid completely!
In 1902, Sir Thomas Cullinan found a diamond pipe, and by 1904 semidetached houses were built for mine workers. The town was therefore named after Sir Cullinan. On 25 June 1905, the small town made its way into history with the discovery of the legendary Cullinan Diamond. Frederick Wells, who worked for the Premier Diamond Mining Company as a surface manager, made the magnificent find that has remained the biggest diamond ever found in the world.
The Cullinan Diamond weighed 621.2 grams (or 3 106 carats) and was approximately 10 centimeters in length. The Transvaal government bought the diamond and gave it to King Edward VII, as a birthday gift. In 1908, the diamond was cut in half and the biggest piece can still be viewed today, as it is set in a scepter that forms part of the Crown Jewels of Britain.
Amongst the attractions in Cullinan, visitors will still be able to see the semidetached houses built in 1904, visit the graves of the Italian POWs who perished here during the Second World War or admire the beautiful stone church that was designed by Sir Herbert Baker. One of the most popular activities in town is the tour of the Cullinan Diamond Mine. They are still the leaders in producing some of the best quality gems in the world, and together with a surface tour, visitors will be able to see the mine shaft, the diamond and replica display room, underground tunnel models and the hoist room. After exploring how these precious stones are mined, visitors are invited to the Cullinan Diamond Mine Market, where they can see diamonds being cut and are able to purchase diamonds and jewelry.
THINGS TO DO IN THE AREA:
Walking with lions
Visit to the picturesque town of Cullinan
Cullinan mine tour
Italian prisoners of war graves
Hot air ballooning
THINGS TO DO IN WITHIN 1,5 HOURS DRIVE:
Constitution Hill (internationally awarded)constitutionhill.org.za)(
Cradle of Humankind (world heritage site):www.cradleofhumankind.co.za
- Maropeng www.maropeng.co.za
Visit Pretoria http://www.pretoria.world-guides.com/
Only a 30 km East of Pretoria you will find Abloom in the mids of the bush. It is your hide away place close to town, but truly in the bush.
The conservancy holds a great name for birding, so bring your binoculars!
Abloom Bush Lodge and Spa Retreat Directions
From N1 going North: Take Zambezi off ramp, turn right. (toll)
*After 15 km at 4 ways crossing, turn left toward Moloto / Kwamhlanga.(don't take the first Moloto turnoff straight after the offramp!
After 9 km turn left towards Moloto / Kwamhlanga
After 4 km turn right at R&R butchery towards Cullinan
At the T junction (after 4 km) turn left, follow the road until the tar road ends.
PLEASE CALL NOW TO ANNOUNCE YOUR ARRIVAL ON 012 734 0555
After 5 km dirt road you will find a brown tourism sign with ‘Abloom’ in white letters, turn in there.
Follow the dirt road down for 2 km until you see the Abloom Farm
From N1 going South:
Take Zambezi off ramp, turn left.
From there follow direction of N1 above after *
From N4 going East:
Take Rayton / Cullinan off ramp (nr 27), turn left. (toll)
*Follow this road for 27 km, through Rayton, past Cullinan (do not turn left into Cullinan)until the tar road ends.
PLEASE CALL NOW TO ANNOUNCE YOUR ARRIVAL ON 012 734 0555
Follow the dirt road for 5 km, until you see a brown tourism sign with ‘Abloom’ in white letters, turn in there Follow the dirt road down for 2 km until you see the Abloom Farm
From N4 going West:
Take Rayton / Cullinan off ramp (nr 27), turn right.
From there follow directions of N4 above after *
GPS: S25 degrees 34’25.27” and E28 degrees 37’46.10”