Where do you go for a getaway when summer’s baking hot days and balmy nights are but a memory, when winter reminds you that it’s time to unpack your warmest woollies, down duvets and fleecy blankets? Suddenly, snuggling up beside a cosy fire in the hearth has become your favourite leisure and weekend pastime.
Despite the cold weather, you know it’s time for a break. The seaside doesn’t appeal, not even the KZN coast, because it’s not really swimming or beach weather there either – the main attractions of this tourist destination. Moreover, you seek peace and tranquillity, a time to get “back to nature” to recharge your batteries and unwind.
Call of the Cederberg
Experience a break with a difference. Look inland for your winter getaway. Heed the call of the incredible, unspoiled Cederberg region and the unique delights of Kagga Kamma, an exclusive resort set amidst the distinctive sandstone rock formations that are so typical of this area.
The scenery is spectacular and the owners of Kagga Kamma are determined to keep it as nature intended, since much of the features, fauna and flora here are seldomly found anywhere else in South Africa’s diverse landscapes.
Mid May to August are typical Cederberg winter months. Although this rugged region is in the Western Cape’s winter rainfall area, far less rain occurs in the Cederberg, which is officially classified as semi-desert. Winter nights are cold, but most days are sunny and mild.
Winter or summer, the Cederberg is the perfect place for nature lovers who value clear, unpolluted fresh air and a peaceful atmosphere, without compromising on the quality of their accommodation, cuisine and amenities.
Because the resort is remote from other human settlements which adversely affect the pristine atmosphere, the canopy of stars across the night sky appears close enough to touch.
In the area, there is a mini observatory, where our Kagga Kamma guests can learn more about the magical, twinkling constellations during a stargazer tour – only one of many interesting leisure pursuits on offer.
Cosy “Cave” Accommodation
During hot summer months, our open-air “rooms” prove exceptionally popular, but many guests prefer our snugly cosy “cave” or traditional hut accommodation when winter sets in, when heaters are provided for all enclosed suites.
Our “cave” suites were constructed specifically to blend into the surrounding rock formations, almost indistinguishable from that which nature provided. Designs were inspired by the beautiful rugged landscape and Cederberg’s rich cultural history.
Within and without, our guests’ comfort is paramount. Outside, each one of ten air-conditioned private suites is fronted by a furnished terrace, whilst within, you’ll find a comfy double bed, en-suite bathroom with fluffy bathrobes, and complimentary toiletries, hairdryer and tea/coffee making facilities.
Five thatched hut rondavels are reminiscent of the shelters built by the San people who once dwelt here (fine examples of their rock art can be seen on our tours of this name). Huts are air conditioned and accommodate king sized or twin beds, double sleeper couches and amenities similar to those of “caves”.
Your Winter Getaway Accommodation Awaits
Make your booking, pack some warm winter clothes and a few lightweight garments for warm days, and get set for an unforgettable getaway this year in the heart of the Cederberg at Kagga Kamma. We know that you’ll look forward to next winter’s break here too.