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.
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.
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.
The beautiful town of Ceres is the principal town of the Witzenberg magisterial district, where one could expect to find all the modern conveniences with which to spoil visitors to the area. Nevertheless, it comes as a complete surprise to many a tourist and leisure traveller that superb luxury accommodation is on offer in a remote, rugged wilderness area, not very far from the fertile, fruit-growing Ceres valley.
Ceres was named after the ancient Roman goddess of agriculture. The soil is exceptionally fertile, while the mainly Mediterranean climate is perfect for the Ceres Valley’s important agriculture – growing deciduous fruit, mainly apples, pears, apricots, plums, cherries, and peaches. Much of the fruit is cultivated for the export market; in particularly productive years, the produce from Ceres accounted for almost half of South Africa’s fruit exports, an enormous contribution to the country’s economy. Some of SA’s biggest fruit processing factories that produce canned fruit, dried fruit, and fruit juice, is situated in and around the valley.
The Cederberg: One of the Top Luxury Holiday Destinations in the Western Cape
Looking for the perfect, romantic, and affordable getaway, but on the fence about where you should go? Yes, it’s that time of the year again when everyone is planning their year-end holidays. While you could travel to Knysna, George, or Hermanus, you could also whisk your other half away to one of South Africa’s most prized luxury holiday destinations in the Western Cape, the Cederberg.
The Cedarberg being only two hours from Cape Town, you really don’t have to travel far to experience romance and beauty. A frontrunner of luxury holiday destinations, it is home to some of the most beautiful landscapes in the country. A peaceful place where you can experience a romantic getaway unlike any other, the Cederberg is celebrated as being one of the most beautiful luxury holiday destinations in the Western Cape, and here’s why.
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.
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.
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.