Choosing the Cederberg as a honeymoon destination will probably not be the first option to cross the minds of most engaged couples, when planning their nuptials. However, for the prospective bride or groom who may have some knowledge or even first-hand experience of the lifestyle at the Kagga Kamma facility, it is very likely to be his or her venue of choice. Situated in the very heart of this picturesque nature reserve, the lodge and its location offer the newlyweds a unique and irresistible opportunity to enjoy that somewhat rare combination of a taste of luxury living within an atmosphere of privacy and tranquillity, set against a dramatic backdrop of raw, natural beauty.
While guests are also free to enjoy life under canvas in the nearby Swartrug campsite, a more typical Cederberg honeymoon experience is that provided at the Bushman Lodge facility, where the more comfortable accommodation options for visitors to Kagga Kamma range from the strictly traditional, to the uniquely exotic. At the traditional end of the scale are the deluxe thatched rondavels with their private terrace and en-suite bathrooms. These are arranged at a sufficient distance from one another, to ensure that the peace and privacy of all residents is preserved, while they are still only a short stroll from the main facilities of the lodge. These include an à la carte restaurant, a cosy pub and a rustic lapa in which to enjoy an evening of fine dining beneath the stars.
Unique to Kagga Kamma are ten cave suites embedded in the rock of the Cederberg and providing the honeymoon couple with accommodation that is both luxurious in its appointments, and unique in its ambience. Although any one of the ten offers its occupants both comfort and privacy, one has been specially designed to provide all of the needs of newlyweds.
For a unique experience, weather permitting, the happy couple should treat themselves to at least one night in the Outcrop Open Air Room. Wrapped by walls of the natural rock and with a roof composed only of a myriad stars, yet offering all the comfort of a conventional room, this is the perfect setting for a champagne picnic together and a night of romance.
The days too, at this Cederberg honeymoon venue, are filled with opportunities for enjoyment, both within the grounds of the lodge and in the surrounding bush. The lodge offers a choice of two magnificent natural pools and the “Relax Spa” for a spot of well-deserved pampering followed, perhaps, by a cocktail or two. Outside, the terrain is ideal for a number of sporting activities, including mountain biking and hiking. For those with an interest in wildlife, quad bike safaris and game drives are also up for grabs, while the more studious guests can enjoy the chance to view the bushman rock art for which the area is famed.
Your Cederberg honeymoon experience, in contrast to one spent at a more conventional location, could even include an evening of stargazing at the Kagga Kamma resort’s own mini observatory. The facility boasts a ten inch reflecting telescope. It is worth noting that in providing the unique facilities at Kagga Kamma, capacity has been limited and it is therefore vital to book your Cederberg honeymoon well in advance.