Time for A Western Cape Weekend Getaway in The Cederberg
Spring is a time of renewal when people, animals, and plants are re-energised in anticipation of summer. Residents of the Western Cape are eternally grateful that they’ve had good rainfall in many parts of this magnificent province during the 2018 rainy season, resulting in large-scale recovery of dam levels, so there’s new life and new expectation awaiting all. Because a part of the Western Cape is a winter-rainfall area, unlike most of this country where winters are dull and dry, people tend to cocoon themselves when it’s winter in the region, but around September, the residents of the area are ready for a brand-new, green summer season. This is the time when Capetonians and others like to come out and play or take a break from all that’s familiar and ordinary, seeking new experiences and a complete change of scenery by going on a weekend getaway.
Remote but Not Too Far for A Weekend
Amongst the multitude of beautiful and unusual weekend getaway destinations in the Western Cape, one finds the amazing Cederberg region, a place of rare, haunting loveliness that is unique to this area of the country, if not the world. Although the Cederberg region is not far away from Cape Town – only some 250 km or about three hours’ travel by car – the Cederberg area and our resort, Kagga Kamma, appears to be a world apart, thanks to its pure, unspoilt, natural, and ancient landscapes and a lack of development and human occupation.
Why Visitors Love the Western Cape’s Cederberg Region
There are many reasons why Kagga Kamma is a favourite weekend getaway destination of nature lovers and people who have a particular interest in nature’s diverse fauna and flora, as well as unusual geological phenomena. Amongst our regular visitors are those who are fascinated with the ancient Khoi and San cultures, stargazers, and romantic souls, and those who just simply fancy a proper getaway with a distinct difference.
Activities at Kagga Kamma
A weekend break at Kagga Kamma offers much more than a stay at a lovely private resort in the wilderness. In addition to our one-of-a-kind accommodation that includes “cave” rooms, thatched San-style huts, open-air suites, timeshare chalets and rugged campsites, Kagga Kamma provides guests with plenty of activities to suit many interests, including:
- Bouldering and rock climbing;
- Resort-approved 4×4 trails;
- Quad-bike safari drives;
- Mountain biking;
- Early-morning and late-night guided nature drives – look out for ostrich, lynx, antelope, jackal, the Cape leopard, the elephant shrew, and numerous other bird species and reptiles;
- A sundowner trip enjoyed at a spectacular viewing spot;
- An educational reptile session;
- A rock-art tour;
- A stargazing tour; and
- Relaxing treatments at the Kagga Kamma Spa, as well as superb massages in our new open-air area.
Don’t be concerned if you want to do and see everything that Kagga Kamma has to offer and haven’t enough time do avail yourself of all these experiences during a single weekend, since it’s very likely that you’ll return to this wondrous place in the heart of the Western Cape Cederberg time and time again.