Why Kagga Kamma is Such a Unique Holiday Destination
Because of the country’s size, immensely diverse landscapes and natural features, virtually every place and holiday destination in South Africa is quite unique. No two places are identical, nor do they offer the same leisure experiences.
However, one might say that certain destinations are more unique than others, because they are just so different – truly one of a kind. It’s usually those places which are known to few, rather than being overexploited by hordes of holidaymakers, season after season, year after year.
The Secret is Out
Although the existence of our distinctive holiday resort in the Cederberg may no longer be a closely guarded secret, it certainly isn’t overexploited or over-run by crowds of holiday travellers, nor will it ever be.
The founders, owners and management of Kagga Kamma developed the resort with unspoilt nature and the unique natural environment uppermost in mind, since the establishment lies in the middle of a singular, remote wilderness area, with characteristics and features which must be preserved for posterity.
Few, if any, holiday destinations in South Africa can boast as much clear evidence of their earliest human inhabitants as does Kagga Kamma, home to the San people some 6 000 years ago.
Many well-preserved, original examples of their unique rock paintings are dotted all over our rocky landscape. Our trained rangers will be delighted to share this rock art and fascinating facts about this ancient culture with you.
Beginnings of the Resort
In 1986, Kagga Kamma’s three founders recognised the potential of this jewel in the Cederberg, so they purchased three 15 000 hectare farms (later also a fourth). They built a small stone cottage to accommodate friends, eager to visit.
Visitors were bowled over by the beauty and allure of this pristine area and this led to the establishment of the holiday resort after turning Kagga Kamma into a Nature Reserve in 1988. Throughout, every care has been taken to preserve the matchless environment and its rare fauna and flora.
Our accommodation and amenities are graded as 4-star, which means that they are luxurious. How can a holiday destination feature luxurious standards without mod cons? Energy for Kagga Kamma in its entirety is provided by utilising the latest green energy generation technology – a Solar Photovoltaic hybrid energy system. We’re off the grid.
Our carbon footprint is minimised, while the impact on our natural, unique environment is virtually negligible, without compromising on the luxuries which our guests enjoy. Suites are air conditioned, featuring tea/coffee making facilities, hair dryers, heating and en-suite bathrooms with ample hot water.
Guest accommodation does not feature in-room telephones, TV sets, or mobile phone reception and internet connectivity – modern trappings which would spoil the tranquillity of a nature reserve. However, our bar area has Wi-Fi and a satellite TV, while our à la carte restaurant offers excellent SA cuisine.
Unique Feature Summary
- Luxury in the midst of wilderness.
- The opportunity to sleep under the stars.
- Limited guest numbers.
- Undisturbed peace and tranquillity.
- Fauna and flora.
- Cultural history.
- Excursions and activities, including stargazing tour to our mini observatory.
- Natural rock pools.
There’s a lot more on offer at Kagga Kamma, a truly unique holiday destination in the truest sense of the word. However, mere words won’t suffice – come and experience our wonders for yourself.