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Holiday Treats Aplenty at a Unique South African Destination
South Africa is a unique country, populated by a great diversity of people (the rainbow nation), each with their own distinctive cultures, languages and dialects, history, and heritage, each of which has its own origin.
What Makes a Holiday Destination Unique?
Unique, unusual, distinct, distinctive, uncommon, individual, singular, and different are all synonyms. In this instance, referring to our holiday destination, which is frankly inimitable. Our venue is truly one of a kind.
Bidding You Welcome to Cosy, Comfy Cederberg Cave Accommodation
Although not very far from Cape Town, the awe-inspiring Cederberg and our nature reserve in the very heart of this rocky region are worlds away from civilisation. This much is evident when one looks at the hauntingly beautiful landscape and rock formations for which this area is so famous.
When you’re planning a romantic getaway, a crowded venue is probably the last place you want to visit. In fact, most people would rather stay at home than book their accommodation at a typical “tourist trap” type of establishment, where it seems that the entire world and its brothers are taking a holiday.
Unique 4-Star Holiday Accommodation for a Complete Getaway
Once you’ve decided that it’s time for a complete break from work, daily routine and responsibilities, a holiday away from home is on the cards. If you really wish to “get away from it all”, consider a new, unique destination, ideally a place unlike any other which you’ve visited before – Kagga Kamma in the heart of the gloriously rugged Cederberg.
Kagga Kamma’s Cave Rooms
If, like many 21st century people, you are fascinated by mankind’s origins, roots and intriguing and diverse cultures and history, you’d no doubt jump at the chance to spend a few nights in a private cave room, since caves were probably the very first types of shelters which prehistoric human beings used, a very long time ago.
Getting away from it all is one of the best things a person can do from time to time. It is relaxing, it makes us forget about our problems and issues at home or at work, and can be hugely beneficial to just pack up and leave all the stress behind for a weekend, or for a few days.
Seven good Reasons to disconnect and Unplug:
Why a Digital Detox at Kagga Kamma is Exactly What You Need
Il Dolce Far Niente – a phrase popularised from Eat, Pray, Love film or book if you please. “The sweetness of doing nothing” or “delicious idleness” – a fairly foreign phrase to most people but it is a concept with ever-increasing importance in the fast-paced digital age we find ourselves in. Multi-tasking has moved beyond a useful skill to a vice that has caused much stress in people’s lives and that smartphone, laptop or computer in front of you can actually get in the way of your relaxing getaway.
Studies involving neuroscientists, psychologists and behaviourists have noticed quite a few improvements within days of people going on digital detoxes. What is a digital detox? It is saying ta-ta, farewell and goodbye to technology for days or even weeks at a time.
Here are seven reasons you can’t afford not to do a digital detox:
1) You Sit and Look Better
With phones, tablets and laptops packed away people have a posture makeover. Instead of looking like a hunched over ball of stress, wave goodbye to your gadgets and you’ll sit up, make eye contact, lift your shoulders and realign your spine. Studies show this will make you look more open and approachable; combine this with a smile and you’ll look and feel great.
2) You Become More Creative
Search Engines are the silent conversation killers. Someone asks a question and without even discussing, thinking and chatting someone Googles the answer and it kills the conversation. Studies show when there is no search engine people use their imaginations, come up with creative stories and form inside jokes. So say toodle-oo to web searches and write your own story with your family and friends…
3) You Remember More
Hopefully this means you won’t misplace your keys again! All jokes aside – you will actually remember more details. Research shows that people who go on a digital detox have improved memory and recall details of what other people say more accurately. Recalling details allows people to have more meaningful conversations with each other. Can everyone say DMC (deep meaningful conversation) time?
4) Peaceful Sleep and More Peace of Mind
Studies show that people need significantly less sleep when they are without technology. So not only will you need less sleep research shows you will have a higher quality sleep; and detoxing will make you more peaceful and less agitated. No more buzzing and beeping
interrupting your quiet time or forty winks.
5) New Points of View
Have you ever felt like you’re sick of the same routine or feel like life is passing by? Then you and technology should temporarily separate. Significant life changes and new perspectives are formed during digital detox periods. Studies show that people decide on career changes, make weighty relationship decisions and recommit to health programmes. “Detoxers” also feel they get the necessary will power to achieve their goals. Sometimes you just need to leap and build your wings on the way down…
6) Catching the Thankfulness Bug
The thing about being more grateful is that you see how many treasures you already have. Research shows “detoxers” become extremely grateful during the experience and truly enjoy the getaway, unplugging and rekindling of relationships. Doesn’t that sound like just what you need?
7) Unplug for a Deeper Connection
“Beep”, “ping’, “ring”, “buzz”, “flash” – Technology constantly interrupts conversations and you don’t even have time to process your own thoughts and feelings before a WhatsApp, email, Facebook notification or message is begging for your attention . Switch-off! A shutdown from the virtual world means a deeper connection with yourself and your loved ones.
We all crave a digital detox – to switch-off and be present; to unplug from the noisy world. To truly relax under the stars, take in fresh air and quietly soak in the sights and sounds (or silence) of nature. Maybe even plant yourself in a quiet spot overlooking fynbos strewn landscapes while watching the morning sun creep over the horizon. Or just enjoy the company of your fellow “detoxers” and turn moments into magnificent memories.
Ready for your digital detox? Click here to book your digital detox at Kagga Kamma today.
These days, it tends to feel as though everyone has seen and done almost everything and there are no longer any unique holiday destinations left in the world. Of course, the world does not have access to one of the most beautiful areas in the globe – the Western Cape. South Africans know the area well, but even they may not have known that there are unique hidden treasures just waiting to be discovered by those on the lookout for their next holiday destinations. Continue reading