Camping: The Call of the Wild in the Cederberg
The 19th century reminds one of the grace and style of a bygone era, when people dressed for dinner and observed a strict code of etiquette. Mother Nature presented her own challenges, so despite the sophisticated niceties of the era, people lived much closer to the vagaries of their natural environment throughout Africa. Many of these folks would have been the equivalent of today’s dyed-in-the-wool campers, who yearn for camping opportunities and accommodation isolated and removed from most of the trappings of latter-day civilisation. Continue reading
South Africa’s wonderful Western Cape Province is big, beautiful, and packed with extremely diverse places of interest and fascinating people. Each group with its own regional characteristics and charm, breathtaking and vastly varied landscapes, heritage sites, and awesome attractions – both man-made and natural. Continue reading
From Ceres to the Cederberg
Like most South Africans, you most probably associate the name “Ceres” with the brand name of one of this country’s favourite fruit juices. This refreshing drink is named after the town and area from which it has taken its name – Ceres. The first “known” Ceres was the mythical Roman goddess of Fertility or Agriculture, so it’s no wonder that the same name was claimed for this fertile area. Ceres – the nearby town – is the business centre of the valley. The picturesque Ceres valley region is one of South Africa’s principal deciduous fruit-producing districts. Both the town and the valley are referred to as “the gateway to the Cederberg”, another unique and iconic part of South Africa. Continue reading
Have you heard about the unique cave, hut and open-air rooms that are such an integral part of the guest accommodation at Kagga Kamma resort in the heart of the Cederberg wilderness? Did you think that, because these suites are designed to accommodate two people only, you would have to leave your children behind in the care of someone else, while you and your partner go away on holiday and enjoy yourselves? You want to share your Cederberg vacation with your youngsters, since you believe in exposing them to as many new experiences and environments as you possibly can. Moreover, undertaking a journey of discovery together – and strengthening your bonds within the family and between loved ones – is one of life’s most precious, memorable experiences that may be treasured today and into the future. Continue reading
Diehard campers usually have their favourite campsites or regions that they love to visit. Nevertheless, they are usually on the lookout for new spots in which to pitch a tent, especially if the place or region is unique in some aspect. South Africa and its staggering array of diverse natural features, the regional climates, and seasonal weather patterns attributable to each, plus its widely varying fauna, flora, and landscapes, is literally and figuratively “campers’ heaven”, since each aspect offers uniquely distinctive experiences to its visitors. Continue reading
If you’ve never had the pleasure of spending a while exploring the Cederberg mountain region of the Western Cape, you may well wonder why more people are discovering – and returning – to this so-called hidden South African gem. Why would one go to such a sparsely populated, undeveloped area, and who does this? Continue reading
If you wish to spend a supremely comfy and cosy night under the African stars in complete safety and splendid isolation, accompanied by the night sounds of nature in the remarkable Cederberge (Ceder mountains), you’re destined to visit Kagga Kamma, where the moon, stars and so much more are on offer. Continue reading
Immense Appeal and Inspiration of the Cederberg
Even those who don’t classify themselves as nature lovers are drawn to nature in some respect, be it a holiday at a beach resort where they swim in the sea or lie on the beach, acquiring a golden suntan, or a preference for taking their vacations in the Bushveld or a nature reserve, where they book their accommodation at a lodge that sees to their creature comforts. Committed lovers of nature appreciate this diverse marvel, which distinguishes Planet Earth from others, in all its guises – water, fauna, flora, and its ever-evolving historical path. This is a major reason for the appeal of the unsullied Cederberg.
Nature Paradise in the Cederberg Mountains
Sunny South Africa is a large country with a character that’s all its own. Its diversities are even larger in number and apply to just about any aspect you care to mention – its peoples and places, landscapes and features, fauna and flora, cities and rural areas, and best of all, its diversity and number of nature and game reserves that continue to fascinate tourists and leisure travellers. Some of the country’s conservation reserves are rather commercialised nowadays, too much so according to many a South African, who recalls the days when the roads in the biggest national parks were unpaved and facilities at the rest camps were rudimentary, especially when compared with the modern facilities installed in the latter years. Continue reading
With Love from our Western Cape Romantic Honeymoon Destination
Congratulations in advance. You’re about to get married and cannot wait to go away on your honeymoon, especially after seeing to all the arrangements for your wedding – and there are typically many of those, particularly if you want to ensure that this special occasion is perfect in every respect. You want your honeymoon to be equally special. However, you’ve still to decide where to go for this eagerly anticipated time away with your spouse. All couples want a honeymoon destination that is romantic and unique, somewhere that allows them feel as though they’re the only two people in the world.