Weekend Breakaway Accommodation Western Cape

Ideal Weekend Western Cape Breakaway Accommodation to Rejuvenate You

“Breaking away” for a weekend means one is wrenching oneself away from something, a place, or responsibilities. Busy people sometimes become so set in their ways and routines that they do have to wrench themselves away to book a breakaway weekend or even a mid-week break, if at all possible.

It has been said that taking regular, more frequent breaks away from daily routine is more beneficial to one’s health, well-being, mind, body, and soul than having only one or two longer holidays per year, as most average South Africans tend to do. This especially applies to those who live in the lovely Western Cape, a region that offers so many diverse destinations that offer accommodation and are not too far from Cape Town, lending themselves to a relatively brief getaway. It is worth remembering a few benefits of “getting away from it all”.

Benefits of Frequent Brief Breakaways: 

  • Just as taking frequent short breaks away from your desk, the telephone, and the computer is good for you, increasing your productivity and renewing your powers of concentration and focus, so too is a regular short or weekend breakaway. The benefits of regular breaks apply to all aspects of your life and leisure about which you are serious.
  • Brief breaks usually cost less than longer ones and can therefore be taken more often.
  • They are easier to take if you happen to be a workaholic, who feels guilty about taking time off. Do not feel guilty, because you are allowing yourself time to think and plan, in the course of enjoying yourself, relaxing, unwinding, and recharging your batteries.
  • Brief breaks, taken more often, allow you to explore and experience new places and destinations, ensuring that your mind, imagination and intellect do not stagnate.

Wonderful Weekend Western Cape Accommodation

Kagga Kamma, our resort, is nestled between the enchanting Cederberg Mountains of the Western Cape. We are only about 250 km from Cape Town, so Kagga Kamma is an ideal weekend breakaway destination for Capetonians. However, guests from upcountry areas are equally welcome weekend visitors, since a 2-hour flight from O.R. Tambo International Airport provides you with the same point of departure to Kagga Kamma as that which Capetonians enjoy.

At the private nature reserve in which Kagga Kamma is situated, you have an opportunity to switch off, relax, and immerse yourself in the tranquil natural solitude that surrounds us. Participate in any of an assortment of resort activities, visit our on-site spa for exquisitely rejuvenating treatments, or socialise in our cosy bar and restaurant that serves freshly prepared, delicious, South African cuisine. Guest accommodation suites are as unique as the Western Cape Cederberg that surrounds us. Accommodation options include air-conditioned “cave” or hut suites with en-suite bathroom facilities, plus the additional option of spending a night in the open air (weather permitting) in our Star Suite or Outcrop Outdoor room, directly under the canopy of stars that appear close enough to pluck from the black African night sky.

Book now. Prepare to unwind and rejuvenate your mind, body, and spirit during a wonderful weekend or midweek breakaway at Kagga Kamma in the Western Cape Cederberg.

Romantic Honeymoon Destinations Western Cape

A Most Romantic Western Cape Honeymoon Destination

“If music be the food of love, play on” said Orsino, one of the characters featured in William Shakespeare’s play, Twelfth Night. This unfortunate soul was impatient and frustrated because his efforts to woo his beloved were not progressing according to plan, try as he may to get things moving in the desired direction. If the troubled, fictional Orsino was a real person, living in the 21st century, we would recommend that he bring his lady love to Kagga Kamma, our unique Western Cape resort and choice honeymoon destination in the heart of the Cederberg.

The Romance of Uncountable Ages

Kagga Kamma and the hauntingly beautiful surrounding Cederberg landscapes are imbued with an incredible sense of the romance of uncountable ages, so much so that the pair would have been celebrating their honeymoon before too long, their troubles, trials, and tribulations far behind them, all but a vague and distant memory. Fortunately for real, modern newlywed couples, the Western Cape’s Cederberg and Kagga Kamma are not fictional, as many a happy, loving twosome will attest.

Because the resort is located in a privately owned nature reserve, its existence has been a bid of a secret. However, since the original owners of the property decided to share their hidden Western Cape gem with others, they developed facilities for guests with an important proviso – preserving the pristine beauty of the area by ensuring that guest accommodation blends in with the landscape and the area’s heritage. Care is taken to minimise any negative impact on the natural environment.

History, Heritage, and Ancient Rock Formations

The romanticism of this iconic honeymoon destination is down to its seclusion, its age-old history and heritage, and the allure of ancient sandstone rock formations, carved out and weathered by the winds and rains of millennia, as they swept across the mountains and the wild landscape. Then, of course, there’s Kagga Kamma’s comfortable, one-of-a-kind accommodation amid this wonderful wilderness – as romantic as could be.

Rarely Seen Romantic Accommodation

 Our two open air rooms, where you fall asleep directly under the stars to the sounds of the African night and awaken in the morning, in your comfortable bed, as the morning sun peeks at you from a fresh, wide African sky, are the two most romantic accommodation options – seldom if ever experienced anywhere else – and perfect for honeymooners:

  • Star Suite open-air room – queen-sized bed, outdoor shower, star bath, private rock pool – all completely private, under the stars.
  • Outcrop outdoor room – double bed, basic bathroom facilities, located on a private lantern-lit rocky outcrop with a blazing fire in the fire pit to welcome the African night.
  • “Cave” Rooms – snug sleeping quarters in a “cave”, set amongst the boulders of a rocky ridge.
  • Hut Suites – reminiscent of the ancient San hut dwellings of yesteryear.

We have created a thoroughly romantic Western Cape honeymoon destination for you, one with all the essential elements and comforts. The romantic backdrop is here, at Kagga Kamma; the rest of the romance is up to you and your beloved.

Full Accommodation Packages in Cederberge

Full Accommodation Packages Make the Most of Cederberge’s Charms

Whenever you book accommodation for a full holiday or a weekend breakaway, you are presented with several choices. Where will you go? Most people do not have the luxury of picking up a pin, closing their eyes, and taking a stab at a point on the map to select a destination. The answer to this question usually depends on how much time you can spend away from home and work responsibilities, although modern air travel does allow you more time at your holiday destination, because less time is spent travelling.

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Bed and Breakfast Accommodation in the Cederberge

Cederberge’s Surprise – Bed, Breakfast, Astounding Accommodation, and Much More 

Most first-time visitors to the iconic Cederberg are surprised and delighted to find bed and breakfast accommodation like that on offer at our private resort, Kagga Kamma, deep in the heart of this inimitable natural wilderness area. However, they probably expect to encounter lots of cedar trees, purely because of the name of this region.

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A Special Cederberg Resort Offering Special Accommodation

The Cederberg is a truly special place, an area in the Western Cape province that is known for its rugged water-, wind-, and weather-sculpted sandstone rock formations, and may seem strange and otherworldly to visitors who’ve never been to the Cederberg before.

Once upon a time, very, very long ago, these unusual shapes would probably have been contained in a large rock mass. Over a period of millennia, the bulk of the rock masses were worn away by the elements, only leaving behind the forms and shapes that were more resistant and harder, and are now those iconic craggy Cederberg features that fascinate us today. Continue reading

“Must Do” Cederberg Nature Reserve Accommodation

It’s really heartening to note that the number of nature reserves in South Africa is increasing, because the natural habitat and terrain in which the country’s wildlife and indigenous flora flourish is always under threat from human development.

As the human population increases, humans encroach ever more on domains that were previously wilderness areas, a trend that can eventually wipe out natural fauna and flora to the point of extinction – something which must be avoided at all costs. Continue reading

Authentic Camping Accommodation Near Ceres in the Cederberg Wilderness

What is your idea of a perfect getaway or holiday? Are you a true-blue camper who prefers to set up your own cosy campsite accommodation, away from any of the trappings, conveniences, and creature comforts of modern mankind? Or are there a few of life’s niceties to which you would want access when camping? We offer camping accommodation and various other hospitality options at our unique resort, Kagga Kamma, which is located in a private nature reserve in the Cederberg. We are 106 km from the town of Ceres in the Western Cape. Kagga Kamma is a camper’s delight with well-appointed, comfortable accommodation. Continue reading

Comfy Cave Accommodation in the Western Cape Cederberg

If we tell you that we offer cave accommodation amongst our resort’s guest accommodation options, you might think that we have lost the plot. As everyone knowns, some, but not all, of our distant ancestors lived in caves, during and subsequent to the prehistoric period, but cave dwelling is hardly the preserve of modern mankind – Homo sapiens, our genus, which only came into being through evolution some 200 000 years ago. Continue reading

Unique Holiday Ideas Western Cape

Inspired Ideas Make a Western Cape Holiday Resort Unique

According to some of the residents and business people of the smaller towns and villages of the greater Western Cape, it has taken rather a long time for the discovery of the unique holiday opportunities offered by these once infrequently visited places. By contrast, many holidaymakers, who have been aware of the lesser-known, more unique gems of the Western Cape were not phased at all by their erstwhile “undiscovered” status. To them, this merely meant that there was more of it for them to enjoy, undisturbed and unperturbed by hordes of other holiday visitors.

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Unique South African Holiday Destination – What, Where, and Why

South Africa is such a unique country with a multitude of unique regions, each with its own unique landscape and features. Additionally, the country has a population of enormously diverse peoples, each with its own unique culture, language, or dialect.

What Contributes to Making a Holiday Destination Unique?

As expected, each region has its own holiday destinations that are unlike others, offering unique holiday activities and experiences that attract visitors from distant countries as well as those from other parts of South Africa; people who seek a holiday destination with a difference.

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