The Beautiful Cederberg and Luxurious Accommodation

The undeniable natural beauty of the Cederberg region has created a huge demand for tourist accommodation. Characterised by its rugged rocky terrain, interspersed with a prolific assortment of colourful fynbos, it is also home to numerous wildlife species. Also, many of the reddish sandstone surfaces relate the daily lives of the San people, who once inhabited this area, through their enduring rock art. Served only by the two bordering towns of Clanwilliam and Citrusdal, the area is quite sparsely populated and so provides the perfect retreat for those who may long to get away from the hustle and bustle of city life for a while.

Between them, these towns offer a wide selection of hotels and guest houses for the traveller. However, for those who are seeking the experience of life in the wilderness itself, the Cederberg also offers some quite unique and surprisingly luxurious accommodation. Nestled among the ancient rocks, is a man-made haven of peace, where you can experience nature at first-hand and yet still enjoy all of the comforts of home.  The hostelry in question is located in the Swartruggens region and is known as Kagga Kamma. The development displays a uniquely appealing design that serves to make it as much an integral part of the landscape as its name, coined originally by the groups of diminutive hunter-gatherers that, until relatively recently, had flourished in these parts since the Stone Age.

Interestingly, those who decide to opt for the Kagga Kamma Lodge, when seeking out their Cederberg accommodation, will have the option to share a small part of the life experienced by the region’s early Neolithic settlers. You may not be able to hunt your supper with a stone axe or a flint-tipped spear but you can, if you should choose to, spend your sleeping hours in the shelter of a cave. All similarities to this primitive dwelling option ends with its construction, however. Carved directly from the sandstone rock, the cave suites offer a level of luxury beyond that of many hotels. Although it is only a short walk from the Lodge and its modern facilities, these suites offer an unequalled atmosphere of peace that is ideal for those who require both comfort and privacy.

A luxuriously furnished cave with en-suite bathroom is not the only opportunity for an adventurous night at this exceptional Cederberg accommodation. For those whose tastes run to a blanket woven purely of stars, there can be no better option than the Kagga Kamma Outcrop Open Air Room. Perfect for the more adventurous honeymooners, the setting offers the chance to gaze upon distant galaxies and shooting stars from a luxurious king-sized bed, while gently lulled to sleep by the sounds of the night to be wakened, in turn, by sunrise and the dawn chorus.

For those with more conservative tastes, there are a number of equally well-appointed, thatched rondavels, each with their own private terrace where guests can enjoy their communion with nature from more traditional surroundings.

The catering options at Kagga Kamma offer breakfast and lunch in the Restaurant, and gourmet wining and dining on the terrace for the evening meal.  Your days may be spent in the pool or spa, or on the many outdoor activities offered by this prime Cederberg accommodation.