Cederberg Accommodation

Cederberg Accommodation for Nature Lovers

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.

Our private nature reserve, Kagga Kamma, situated in the heart of the hauntingly beautiful Cederberg, offers nature lovers and romantics at heart the prime location from where to indulge their passion for the natural phenomena and features of this craggy region. Additionally, the surrounding Cederberg sandstone rock faces and weather-worn Cederberg Mountains offer almost unlimited opportunities to stand in awe before ancient rock art paintings, executed millennia ago by the Khoi and the San people, who once inhabited this wild and wonderful place.

Accommodation Inspired by Nature

Kagga Kamma’s location and architecture are inspired by the distinctive natural features and history of the Cederberg, complimenting these aspects as far as possible, while making the most of that which nature has provided. Guest accommodation options include two campsites, more formal and comfy accommodation in “Cave” and Hut suites, Star and Outcrop outdoor rooms, and time-share chalets (terms and conditions apply to the latter). There’s a restaurant, outdoor boma and cosy bar; relaxing treatments at our spa remove the last vestiges of city stress and strain. A host of optional activities are on offer at Kagga Kamma; all revolve around and incorporate nature, much to the delight of our nature-loving guests.

Why People Love Cederberg’s Natural Environment 

  • Man is drawn to nature because we are part of it, an integral part of the whole kingdom of nature. This is something which is often forgotten or missed when one lives, works, and plays in the city. Nature is the life force that created Man.
  • In going back into nature, one is returning to one’s roots and origin, the origin of the species (Homo sapiens). It’s a home-coming.
  • When nature lovers are in their natural environment, such as the Cederberg, a sense of place, peace, tranquillity, wonder, and love enfolds them. If accompanied by a romantic partner, a sense of overwhelming love and receptiveness to and for love is enhanced. Exploring, discovering, and sharing the wonders of nature foster an immensely bonding experience.
  • Being alone or with someone significant in privacy, in untamed nature, makes you feel like the only people in the world; it engenders a healthy, balanced perspective and a positive sense of wellbeing – spiritually, physically, emotionally, and mentally.
  • At Kagga Kamma, we limit guest numbers, maintaining the sense of privacy that our nature-loving visitors appreciate.

There’s not much left to be said about the Cederberg and the Kagga Kamma experience that isn’t acclaimed by nature lovers as being downright superlative, bar one other comment – book your accommodation at Kagga Kamma, without delay.

Nature Reserve Cederberg Mountains

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.

Wild Wonderland

Fortunately for true lovers of nature, there are still completely unspoilt areas where nature continues to rule the wild exactly as it has for millennia. The Cederberg is one such wonderland, likely to remain pristine for a very long time still. Environmentally aware nature reserve authorities and nature lovers are firmly focussed on preserving this natural paradise for posterity.

Cederberg Nature Reserve

For many years, only the initiated knew about the magical Cederberg Nature Reserve and the breathtaking, beautifully rugged Cederberg Mountains of the inland Western Cape, a mere two hours’ drive from Cape Town, but a whole world away. It is untamed, unexploited, unsullied, and tranquil – a sanctuary for lovers of nature.

Fauna

Some 69 different mammal species occupy the Cederberg Nature Reserve. These include small antelope, larger ones like the gemsbok, Cape mountain zebra and bontebok, plus rock hyrax (dassies), mongooses, and predators such as caracal and leopard. Being solitary and shy apex predators, leopards avoid humans and are seldom encountered; the rocky terrain and wilderness offers ample habitat in which to remain unobserved and undetected. Numerous reptiles are also found in the rock-strewn Cederberg region, certain snake species included, but they tend to avoid contact with hiking human beings. 

Principal Flora 

The Cederberg was named after the indigenous cedar trees which once grew here in abundance. Sadly, there are very few of these now-endangered trees remaining in the area; those which survive grow mainly on the cooler upper slopes of the Cederberg Mountains. Rooibos is synonymous with the Cederberg, the only place where these therapeutic plants grow wild. Two types of fynbos also occur in the Cederberg, one each on the eastern and western slopes of the mountains. As is usual in most mountainous areas in the Western Cape, Proteas are part of the 1000 floral species of the Cederberg Nature Reserve.

Where to Stay in the Cederberg 

Nature lover or not, when visiting the Cederberg Nature Reserve, you’ll need a place to stay while immersing yourself in the wonders of the region. Kagga Kamma, a private nature reserve within the Cederberg Reserve, is that very place. Kagga Kamma’s Hut, “Cave”, Star, and Outcrop suites retain the essence of the rugged nature that surrounds you, while providing you with excellent comforts and amenities. All your needs (and more) are met at Kagga Kamma, right down to an a-la-carte restaurant, wine cellar, swimming pools, and spa. What more could you want in the heart of the Cederberg Mountain region?

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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.

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Unique Holiday Destinations Western Cape

Nature Sets the Scene for a Unique Western Cape’s Holiday Destination

Our nature resort, tucked away in the heart of the rugged Cederberg wilderness, is a truly unique holiday destination, situated in the interior of the glorious Western Cape Province of South Africa. Why do we and most of our visitors describe our establishment and its surroundings as being unique? Guests who have stayed at Kagga Kamma have sent us glowing testimonials about their singularly enjoyable holiday experiences here in the Western Cape’s Cederberg. Even so, we do not use the word “unique” loosely or lightly, and we are happy to clarify what we mean.

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Cederberg Mountain Accommodation

Accommodation Amid the Cederberg Mountains

The Cederberg Mountains mean different things to different people. Some will immediately think about rooibos tea, that delicious, healthy brew made from this bountiful little red bush with which the Cederberg has blessed South Africans (rooibos is now also exported). Rock climbers and those who live and love to boulder adore the Cederberg Mountains, where they can do their thing to their heart’s content. Artists, historians, and archaeologists – amateur or otherwise – are fascinated by the outstandingly well-preserved rock art paintings that survived for all to view, evidence of the presence, culture and beliefs of the ancient San people who dwelt and hunted in the area eons ago.

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Cederberg Self-Catering Accommodation

Cederberg Self-Catering Accommodation for the Ultimate Romantic Getaway 

Looking to whisk your partner away on a romantic getaway to the Cederberg Mountains over the December holidays? Yes, when the end of the year rolls past, everyone is rushing off to book their year-end holidays. Not only is December the one time of the year when you can forget about your work stresses, but I i’s that one time of the year where you can wake up late, spend quality time with your significant other, and just live in the moment.

Situated 200 km north of Cape Town, Cederberg is a place born of pure rugged beauty and solitude. Stretching from the Middelberg Pass at Citrusdal to the Grootrivier in the south, the 71 000-ha mountainous Cederberg terrain offers families, couples, corporates, and tourists a chance to escape the world, relax, get pampered, explore nature, and experience loads of adventure and history.

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Cederberg Nature Reserve Accommodation

Variety of Accommodation Options in the Cederberg Nature Reserve Area

South Africans have always loved and been extremely proud of their country’s super selection of game and nature reserves, which has also been a major drawcard for visitors from overseas, and it’s not surprising. Being accommodated in a completely natural environment, away from one’s usual routine and everyday surroundings restores one’s balance and inner peace. However, the country’s designated conservancy areas are about as diverse as the visitors who are attracted to them and wish to immerse themselves in everything each reserve has to offer as well as the natural wonders of Africa at its best.

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Cederberg Mountains Luxury Accommodation

Luxury Accommodation in the Heart of the Cederberg Mountains

Everyone who has ever been to the Cederberg mountains or is in any way familiar with it knows that this wonderful inland West Coast terrain is most accurately described as rugged and untamed. Although this distinctive mountain range is only about 300 km north of Cape Town, it’s a world apart, hardly the place or region in which one would expect to find a 4-star lodge offering luxury guest accommodation. Nevertheless, it does. This is where you’ll find Kagga Kamma, our exclusive lodge, surrounded by the Cederberg Wilderness Area, proclaimed as such in 1973 and granted World Heritage status in 2004.

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Cederberg Self-Catering

Cater for Yourself or Dine Out in Cederberg Style

The baby boomer generation will recall that there were very limited numbers of self-catering establishments on offer to holidaymakers when they were young. At that time and in the minds many a person, the Cederberg region was just a vague swathe of countryside as it appeared on maps of South Africa’s Western Cape. They knew little else about this rugged wilderness area. Boomers’ parents either booked the family holiday by the sea, in a hotel that provided full board accommodation, rented a free standing holiday home for the duration of their stay, or they signed a short-term rental agreement on a flat.

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4-Star Accommodation

Stellar 4-Star Accommodation

Everyone is fascinated by the moon and the starts in the night sky, but stars are not confined to the sky. When a person is being encouraged to deliver their very best efforts, they are encouraged to “reach for the stars”, so it’s no wonder that the practice of awarding stars has been associated with achievements on an ascending scale of merit.

Some time ago, in South African kindergartens and primary schools, children eagerly competed to see who could earn the most stars for some aspect of excellence in the standards of their schoolwork. Those who really excelled were awarded a gold star and runners-up received silver, rather reminiscent of medals awarded in competitive sports, including the Olympic Games.

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