The southern parts of Africa boast some of the biggest legacies on earth with ancient rock art tours. In the Cederberg Mountains, there are more than two thousand sites where the San, or Bushmen, painted their silent stories onto rock faces and cliffs, and the majority of these sites are easily accessible for visitors.
Here, through these ancient drawings, narratives are found that document the lives of the inhabitants of these rugged mountains and valleys, people who understood life here and tread lightly on nature. Their paintings are lively and meaningful, and these make a huge impression on anybody who is fortunate enough to encounter them. The meaning of these artworks is not lost to age, and there are still many undiscovered art treasures to be found in this beautiful and rugged landscape.
For those who would like to see these wonders it is best to do a rock art tour with a professional. Those who live and operate in the area are familiar with rock art sites and their accessibility, and they are able to lead rock art enthusiasts to the best sites to engage with these ancient drawings.
Book a Rock Art Tour at Kagga Kamma
Located in the heart of the Cederberg, Kagga Kamma is a luxury guest lodge that caters to discerning guests who like to get out and explore. The lodge provides guests with the unique opportunity to experience unusual accommodations such as caves, open air rooms and traditional huts that are all luxuriously furnished and decorated.
Everything our guests need to make their stay unforgettable is provided – from delectable meals prepared by an expert chef with local, seasonal produce, to a range of adventures or a relaxing massage at our spa. The beautiful landscapes surrounding the lodge provide ample opportunity for hiking, star gazing, quad biking, hiking and a host of other activities that also include tours to the rock art sites in the area.
Our very special rock art tour is guided by an expert ranger who has experience and training in the field, and is familiar with most of the local rock art sites. A wealth of information is imparted about the art, the methods of painting and the lifestyle that is portrayed of these fascinating people. As there are still a host of paintings that remain undiscovered, guests may also experience the thrill of discovering their own rock art site!
At Kagga Kamma, our guests lose themselves in the luxury of our lodge and the richness of nature around them. The beauty of the rugged landscapes and the spectacle of the Cederberg sunsets and sunrises are bewitching, and our guests find themselves returning to this setting again and again to explore even further and to be further beguiled by the diversity of the flora and fauna in this region. The setting is incredible restful and relaxing, and with only ninety minutes’ drive between the rushed Cape Town city life and the complete tranquillity and luxury of our lodge in the Cederberg, it is easy to see why so many people choose to come here to restore their senses and to commune with nature.
If you are keen to explore the Cederberg or to do a professionally guided and informative rock art tour, give our team at Kagga Kamma a call today!