Many people plan their romantic vacations around a special event, deemed worthy of spending a little extra in order to ensure that their destination and all it offers is as exceptional as is the reason for selecting somewhere and something out of the ordinary.
However, you really don’t have to wait for such an occasion to visit a really unique and very romantic resort, such as Kagga Kamma, where romance is bound to find you, even if you were not actually looking for it.
“Why?” you may well ask. At our 4-star lodge, we confidently say: “Why not?” Unless you’re totally impervious to the charm of the Cederberg wilderness, you’ll soon find out for yourself why our hidden gem holds such appeal for our visitors – South Africans or tourists from abroad.
Our glorious landscape is Karoo-like, yet unique to this area, featuring spectacular sandstone rocky outcrops, weathered by centuries of sun, wind and rain. Much of the abundant fauna and flora encountered here are seldom seen in other parts of the country.
Peace and quiet reigns supreme, apart from birdsong and night sounds of small predators, such as the jackal. Night skies are breathtaking. Bright stars appear to be close enough to touch. Nature’s bounty, starlight and romance are perfect partners.
Because the resort is not near human settlements, there’s no air or light pollution during any season. Many visitors find that they’ve never slept better than at our resort – that’s what breathing pure, fresh unadulterated air does for one. Simply relax and unwind and/or take part in the various activities and tours on offer, along with your loved one.
Our part of the Cederberg was once home to the San people, ancient hunter-gatherers of the African continent. They’ve left behind ample evidence of their presence and activities in the form of magnificent rock art paintings, which may be viewed during our guided rock art tours – a step back into history, closer to its air of romance.
Guided nature drives, quad bike safaris, hikes, mountain biking, rock climbing, 4×4 trails, educational reptile talks and tours, and romantic sundowner trips are also on the menu of enjoyable activities.
Romance of Dining
Speaking of the menu, you’re in for a treat of delicious South African fare at our à la carte restaurant or the outdoor boma, amidst rock formations and under the stars. Select fine, locally produced wines from the renowned Cape Winelands to pair with a romantic dinner. There’s also a cosy bar at which to relax with the drink of your choice.
We’ve possibly left one of Kagga Kamma’s best features for last – unique and ultimately romantic vacation accommodation. Private, comfy, cosy cave or hut suites offer luxurious amenities, including air conditioning, whilst retaining the essence of the rugged terrain and San heritage. Our Outcrop open-air room allows a pair of guests to sleep safely, under the night sky.
The latest and arguably most romantic option consists of the beautifully appointed Star Suite, located on a platform beneath the stars, discretely situated about 3 kilometres from the main lodge. Here, you and your beloved have your own natural rock pool, an open-air bath with nothing to obstruct your view and an indulgent outdoor shower under a canopy of stars. Romantic? Oh yes, indeed.