Discover a Most Unique Holiday Destination in South Africa
When the subject of unique holiday destinations in South Africa crops up in conversation, you might respond by saying that the entire country is unique. You would not be wrong either. There are numerous factors that make South Africa so unique. Many such factors also make the country’s holiday destinations equally unique. South Africa is a large country, measuring some 1,22 million km2 in area. Africa is the second largest continent, second only to Asia. South Africa is about five times bigger than the United Kingdom and approximately twice the size of the second largest state in the USA – Texas; in fact, it is the 24th-largest country in the world.
Iconic Cederberg’s Unique Cave Hotel
If you have ever visited the Cederberg and taken a walk amongst the sandstone rock formations of this unique region of South Africa’s Western Cape province, you would not be surprised to learn that there are numerous caves and deep rock overhangs in the area. What may surprise – and delight – you, is the knowledge that the Cederberg is home to a unique, lovely cave hotel, offering accommodation in “caves”, created in part by man.
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
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.
One of South Africa’s Most Exceptional Holiday Spots
There is almost no end to the number of things that one might describe as being unique – from fingerprints and natural features to holiday spots and much more. The list of what may be described as unique is infinite, but what does unique really mean? Synonyms include singular, exclusive, and irreplaceable, any of which describe our unique holiday spot and resort in the heart of South Africa’s exceptional Cederberg region. Continue reading
Unusual, Untainted, Unique, and Romantic Western Cape Getaways
Cape Town and, in fact, the entire Western Cape region, are favourite romantic destinations for people from this country and elsewhere, who like to take a break or go on holiday there. It’s no wonder, because this province is world renowned for its scenic beauty and myriad of diverse attractions. Virtually everyone is aware of Table Mountain and other mountain ranges, the Western Cape’s Atlantic and Indian Oceans, the white, sandy beaches, historic buildings and rich, well-documented history, Cape Dutch architecture, winelands, and the West Coast villages, where scrumptious, freshly caught seafood is always on the menu. Continue reading
The Timeless Tranquillity of a Wonderful Western Cape Wilderness Resort
Our wilderness resort in the Western Cape’s Cederberg is known as a sanctuary of peace and tranquillity amongst the guests we accommodate – people who find themselves in need to get away from everything and enjoy a complete break from humdrum routine, responsibilities, and hectic city lifestyles. Everyone sometimes crave tranquillity, but did you know that a great deal has been researched and written about tranquillity, even if it is a place and/or state of mind and being that many mistakenly perceive as being too abstract to study? Continue reading
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.
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.
Where’s the Romance?
Whichever way you turn, you’re bumping into rowdy visitors, determined to have a good time, no matter what, or so it appears. “Where’s the romance in that?” you ask yourself. In order to ensure that your getaway is romantic, several boxes must be ticked.
- An upmarket, private establishment, ideally one which is unique or different from the rest – in short, a mystical, magical romantic venue.
- Secluded location.
- Beautiful surroundings.
- Luxurious private accommodation and amenities with modern creature comforts, despite the venue’s seclusion or isolation.
- A room with a view.
- In-house spa for ultimate indulgent treatments and relaxation.
- Fresh, unpolluted air, the magnificent African sky, the romantic moon and stars.
- Excellent personal, yet discreet service.
- Off the beaten track.
- Limited numbers of guests or visitors allowed at one time – definitely no crowds.
- Peace and tranquillity.
- A variety of interesting, optional leisure activities.
- Fine dining at an on-site restaurant.
- A comprehensive wine list.
- Time to do as you please, when it suits you.
The Romance of Cederberg’s Kagga Kamma
Since time immemorial, the Cederberg has held a magical mystery all of its own. It is totally unique in every aspect, in addition to being out of the way and completely unsullied. Incredibly breathtaking sandstone rock formations are typical of this part of South Africa, where we’ve established Kagga Kamma, our exclusive getaway retreat.
The magic and romance of the region may be due to its rich, ancient origins and history of the ancient Khoisan people who once inhabited the area. It must be said that history, especially that of ancient times and early people, exudes an exceptional air of romance to all in its presence. This is when time stands still for you.
Here, in the romantic heart of the Cederberg and its craggy rock formations, luxurious Kagga Kamma is drenched in crisp, pure air, and surrounded by a dreamy canopy of night-time stars virtually throughout the year, tranquil sense of peace, a host of attractions on privately-owned land, and nature at its very best.
Kagga Kamma is proud to feature 10 air-conditioned, en-suite cave suites, which blend seamlessly in the natural rock formations, and 5 spacious hut suites, thatched and built in traditional San style, also with air conditioning and an en-suite bathroom.
2 outdoor suites offer the ultimate romantic accommodation. The Outcrop outdoor room is just that – you sleep outdoors, but in complete privacy, under the African sky. This one-of-a-kind room is enfolded by natural stone walls. However, its use is weather dependent.
Our Star suite is the latest addition to our most romantic accommodation options. Set on a platform overlooking panoramic landscapes, the Star room is situated about 3km away from the main buildings and is also discretely private.
Here, your amenities include a natural rock pool, an outdoor shower and a bath without walls or ceiling, save for the starlit sky. If it’s a romantic getaway you want, we have it in spades at Kagga Kamma in the glorious Cederberg. See you and your beloved soon.