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.
Cedars and Other Flora
The Cederberg mountains were so named because of the indigenous Clanwilliam cedar trees that once grew prolifically in the area, but are now on the endangered list of South African tree species. It is said that many of these trees were chopped down to use as telegraph poles long ago. Today, the region’s rather scarce remaining Clanwilliam cedars grow mainly on the upper slopes of the Cederberg, almost as if avoiding the descendants of destructive humans who caused them to become endangered.
In general, the Cederberg doesn’t really have many trees of any description, consisting mainly of indigenous Cape fynbos, shrubs like Renosterbos, Wolwedoring, Sneeubos, Taaibos, Koringbos, Skilpadbessie, Southern Cone Marigold, Klaaslouwbos and Rooibos – the latter having achieved international acclaim as a health tea.
Kagga Kamma’s Luxury Accommodation
Vistas over the panoramic landscape are superb, because of the lack of trees and the presence of unique rock formations. These characteristics and features inspired us and were utilised to excellent effect at Kagga Kamma when the founders and owners of our wilderness resort designed the resort and its one-of-a-kind guest accommodation options.
- “Cave” rooms – ten completely private “cave” rooms were carefully constructed to appear as though the front of each only just protrudes from the natural, craggy sandstone rock face against which it’s built. Inside, each air conditioned “cave”, furnishings, and appointments include an en-suite bathroom with complimentary toiletries, comfy double bed, hairdryer, tea/coffee station and bathrobes.
- Five larger, thatched hut suites resemble the shelters built by the San people, the Cederberg mountain region’s original inhabitants many centuries ago. The same guest amenities are included, but huts are furnished with a twin or king-size bed, plus a double sleeper couch.
- One Outcrop open air room allows guests to spend a night under the African stars (weather permitting), sleeping in a luxuriously dressed double bed, in total privacy with only rocky outcrops as a backdrop. Basic bathroom facilities are provided for your convenience, while a glowing fire and lanterns set the mood.
- Our Star suite is a new addition to our exclusive accommodation options, also offering a supremely romantic night beneath the stars and panoramic views across the fynbos, all the way to the distant Cederberg mountains. Here, you’ll enjoy a luxurious queen-size bed, a natural rock pool in which to cool off in summer, an outdoor shower and a completely open, yet totally private star bath, from where you can take in the sights, sounds and fynbos fragrance that surrounds you.
When you’re ready for a luxurious holiday break in the scenic Cederberg Mountains, be sure to book your accommodation at Kagga Kamma – for the experience of a lifetime and the making of new, inimitable memories.