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Teresa Southgate: – May 2019 (Google)

"What a beautiful place for some well-deserved R&R. Stargazing at night and the beautiful chalets and rooms built into the rocks is a must see and definitely has to be experienced."

Annelie: – May 2019 (Booking.com)

"Beautiful area. Delicious food. Extremely friendly staff."

Margaret: – May 2019 (Booking.com)

"Comfortable, well appointed "caves", friendly, helpful and efficient staff and a splendid location. Great 4x4 trips to view wild life and rock paintings with very knowledgeable guides."

Seaside57715129512: – May 2019 (Tripadvisor)

"Excellent place. Truly the benchmark for a family holiday. Simply awesome staff and amazing hiking. We loved our stay and look forward to our next visits. The star gazing is simply top quality. The kids even forgot about their devices when faced with the majesty of the evenings."

lindabB833GM: – May 2019 (Tripadvisor)

"Excellent accommodation in self-catering house. Lovely 4 km walk, well-signposted and enough of a challenge to keep you interested, but doable for sixty somethings. A must visit site! The restaurant staff were able to help us with a meal when cold weather caught up with us. The waiters were exceptionally helpful and friendly, and the pizza was tasty."

Annette E Sullivan: – April 2019 (Expedia)

"Kagga Kamma is situated in the most breath-taking environment. There are not enough adjectives to describe the landscape. Staff are very friendly and Jason the qualified tour guide is very knowledgeable and sensitive to the history of original inhabitants, animals and plants of the area. The drive up from Tulbagh was wonderful experience and the drive on the 40km dirt road just added to the experience with many photo opportunities along the way. The accommodation is very comfortable regardless if you stay in a cave suite or hut. We peeked into number 2 and would book it next time as it has a bath."

Linda Henning: – April 2019 (Google)

"Unique setting, beautiful rock formations, beautifully appointed rooms in the caves. Even two rooms under a big rock outside. You have no idea how stunning it was. We saw it during the day. And at night, sleeping in a luxurious bed under the stars, we had wild animals around our chalet. The chalets were also nicely appointed and had everything you could need in a kitchen for a weekend away. The staff were all exceptionally helpful and friendly. A super break."

MariusB1604: – April 2019 (Tripadvisor)

"We booked on a weekend in middle winter. It is a very scenic route to the nature reserve and you soak in all the untouched splendour of nature. We stayed in the caves and found this an unique experience like no other. The fact that there is no TV or any form of signal (cell phones, data etc.) made it so much more memorable. (Peace and tranquillity) The food is excellent and the staff well trained and professional. There is some signal around the bar and restaurant area if you need to contact the outside world. There is two great pools in the facility for the summer months and different options to see the area by means of guided tours. We sat on our stoep and watched the perfect sunset and then took a stroll along the path for Dinner. You do not have to drive anywhere if you stay in the Caves or huts. The reserve itself is spectacular and unique and whether you want to relax and do nothing or ride all over on your bicycle or 4x4 vehicle it works for everyone. I would recommend this to anyone who has not been in the Tankwa Karoo."

Anonymous: – March 2019 (Expedia)

"Very remote and that is what makes this beautiful retreat even more special. The food is great too and dining at the fire and under the stars is one of the best places I have ever enjoyed dinner. We will definitely return!"

Bridgette Cyster: – March 2019 (Email)

"Wow Wow Wow Wow What an awesome time we had at the Nature Reserve, from the very first time we entered the gates. The lady at the receptionist desk, it's as if she was cut out for that role. I believe her name is Chantal, what an awesome friendly, helpful and just brilliant lady, she is a real asset to the company. I also what to thank Neil, Nita and Pedro for job's well done. Don't forget your snake man, what a friendly man. Great time I had. Because of such great service I will definitely visit The Nature Reserve again. "

Pieter, Sonskyn, Roxane en Zante Wallis: – February 2019 (Email)

"Dankie nogmaals vir 'n great bederf die week van kerstyd! Julle het ons so laat tuis voel en ons het regtig baie lekker gekuier! Daar was niks te kort nie! Van die bederfies tot die laaste dag was net te lekker! Dit is so jammer dat julle so ver van ons af is anders het ons defnitief gereeld daar uit gehang! Julle is 'n wonderlike span! O'ja en dankie vir die heerlike bottle wyn ons het dit die naweek geniet."

Fearless31326546304: – January 2019 (Tripadvisor)

"Absolutely amazing place with wonderful friendly staff. We stayed one night in the Sky Suite and one in the Star Suite. Would definitely recommend it to anyone. Good food and facilities, well maintained and clean."

René: – January 2019 (Hotels.com)

"Absolutely marvellous! The hut, the surroundings, food, service and the pool were all truly amazing. Sam and Anja held the San Art tour and we learned a lot about the Fynbos, the animals living there and San and Khoi people. Best place we visited in South Africa, thank you for making a childhood memory for our kids."

Hassiem Albertus: – January 2019 (Google)

"One of my best experiences getting in touch with nature."

Connector48917488633: – December 2018 (Tripadvisor)

"We came to this place on a word of mouth recommendation and were pleasantly surprised. It is a peaceful, well maintained place where you can relax. My wife and I do a lot of travel and camping and this was one of the best sites in a long time."

Leilaniedejager: – December 2018 (Tripadvisor)

"Last year for the Christmas Holidays we could not make our regular trip to one of my best relaxing places. Kagga Kamma Nature Reserve. Early 2018 I made sure that the dates all fall into place for us to take the long road. If you are in a hurry to get there. Go somewhere else, because part of a trip is to take it easy all the way. Again the gravel road make it a little bit longer. But what the heck, we are on holiday. Must mention we drove with our Chevy Spark. Not a 4x4, because it's not a rock road, but mostly hard gravel and nearer the lodge some sand. But all went well. It was so hot, but the welcome drinks was refreshing. Our Chalet was neat with the smell of nature right inside. We saw a lot of Hyraxes, common known as a Rock Dassie, big fluffy tailed mice, they are really not scared and will come near you, but please, do not harm them. After all, you are sort of in the wild. And some Antelope. Like always, Tanya, the manager of the lodge and all of her staff was beyond excellent. When we need something, nothing was too small or too big with no trouble to sort us out. From breakfast with the wide variety of fresh food and juice, right through lunch and supper no effort was too much for them all. Every year I think now I saw the best of them. But every time they exceeded our expectations. If you want to go to Kagga Kamma to give your soul and mind some rest. It is the place to be. Walking. Relax at the pool, do what you like, with the staff at your service. For a place so remote. You must enjoy the feeling of everything before you can compare the best with the rest. There are always activities going on. I do not want to brag about the Christmas lunch. No words for that. Compliments to the chef and kitchen staff. Tania. You and your team will see us for sure next year for Easter. You did earn your Lilizella Award with pride."

Tinus le Roux: – December 2018 (Google)

"Stayed in one of the caves for 3 nights. This is one of the most mesmerising places I have been to when referring to the beauty of nature itself. In the Cederberg you are surrounded by extremely unique rock formations. These rock formations are like clusters on a map. There are a wide variety of activities to do. Upon arrival the staff was very hospitable and they went out of their way to make sure that we were very comfortable. The cave where we stayed is supreme with a view that would make you sing every time you observe. The food is also top notch and when the weather conditions play along, there is a beautiful fireplace outside where dinner can be enjoyed."

Trip61861402454: – November 2018 (Tripadvisor)

"Our experience at Kagga Kamma was out of this world and exceeded all expectations. Congratulations to all the staff at Kagga Kamma. We can recommend a visit to Kagga Kamma and explore the beauty of the "Koue Bokkeveld"."

Clarissa: – November 2018 (Booking.com)

"We thoroughly enjoyed every single aspect of this trip. The staff were so friendly, the cave rooms exceeded our expectations, and the breath-taking surroundings made for a perfect holiday!"

Yolanda Curtis : – November 2018 (Google)

"Just had a weekend at Kagga Kamma, what a phenomenal experience, it was tranquil just what one needs. It comes highly recommended as scenic view is amazing, safari drives & good food & accommodation that suits your needs. Staff excellent & facilities lovely."

Martin N: – October 2018 (Tripadvisor)

"If you are looking for peace and quiet in a unique picturesque setting, then Kagga Kamma is the ideal place for you. Plenty of amenities and activities are available such as quad biking, hiking, swimming, mountain biking, 4x4, sightseeing, safari, etc. Meals are great and try dinner under the stars. Really a unique experience. This was my third trip to Kagga Kamma and will not be my last. This is truly a place of memories and friendship."

Wilhan Jobse: – October 2018 (Google)

"Lovely place where we totally switch of from technology!"

Oloff Burger: – October 2018 (Google)

"Takes a while to get there, but worth it. The silence is deafening and you can switch off from technology."

Steve M: – December 2018 (Tripadvisor)

"Go there! Kagga Kamma gets a 5 only because a 6 rating isn't available. This really is a must visit if are in the Western Cape."

Cruiser19441242181: – November 2018 (Tripadvisor)

"Absolutely Surreal. The Kagga Kamma experience is one which cannot be easily compared. It is such a uniquely beautiful experience for the whole family! You make of your time at Kagga Kamma what you need - Let it be peace and quiet or Jam packed days!"

Martin N: – October 2018 (Tripadvisor)

"Perfect getaway. If you are looking for peace and quiet in a unique picturesque setting, then Kagga Kamma is the ideal place for you. Plenty of amenities and activities are available such as quad biking, hiking, swimming, mountain biking, 4x4, sightseeing, safari, etc. Meals are great and try dinner under the stars. Really a unique experience. This was my third trip to Kagga Kamma and will not be my last. This is truly a place of memories and friendship."

Megan_Parsley: – October 2018 (Tripadvisor)

"One of a kind experience. Kagga Kamma Nature Reserve provides the perfect short escape from the hustle and bustle of city life, while the Mars-like landscape immediately transports you into an otherworldly experience. Nestled amid natural sandstone formations, our cave room was clean, comfortable and more than a little unique. The friendly, hospitable staff were always on hand to guide us through the array of facilities and activities on offer, from an evening game drive, to a star gazing experience and a pampering visit to the spa. The extensive à la carte restaurant menu didn't disappoint in completing our wonderful experience at Kagga Kamma."

Michael Y: – October 2018 (Tripadvisor)

"Star gazing. A remarkable place far out in the wilderness but what an incredible surprise. Great accommodation and food and all round friendliness and service. The night drive was quick and very informative. Will go back for more star gazing for longer."

Acelin Meth: – September 2018 (Facebook)

"My wife and I spent our 5 year anniversary in the outdoor suite. We definitely going back. The people are lovely, the place is lovely. Memory for life. Thanks Kagga Kamma."

NatashaR0411: – August 2018 (Tripadvisor)

"Enriching and tranquil getaway. What a rejuvenating and enriching trip in an unmatched location. Tranquil and serene. Perfect getaway from city life and online life, to tune into nature. Impeccable service and warmth at every point, throughout the entire trip, coupled with excellent food and wonderful "cave" suite accommodation all made for an unforgettable time."

Taboo021: – September 2018 (Booking.com)

"We liked everything about Kagga Kamma. The guides were excellent with so much knowledge about the animals and plants. Stargazing, Rock Art Painting and Sundowner tour is excellent. Thank you for our little surprises: romantic turn down and setting our table with beautiful arrangements."

Hein Engelbrecht: – August 2018 (Google)

"It's a great place where you feel close to God's creation. The reserve has good accommodation and breath-taking scenery."

Wanda: – July 2018 (Booking.com)

"Loved everything. Especially the friendly staff and service! Amazing experience!"

Cynthia Morton: – June 2018 (Facebook)

"In early May my hubby and I spend our 40th Wedding Anniversary there ... a lifelong dream for both of us to visit Kagga Kamma! Unbelievable, excellent food and staff, brilliant views, just the very best."

Romanda G: – May 2018 (Tripadvisor)

"Amazingly quiet and inspiring space. The restaurant food was excellent, great vegan and vegetarian options. The fireplace in the lounge was cosy and inviting. The rock art tour was very interesting. The guides and staff were professional and friendly."

wouterk411: – May 2018 (Tripadvisor)

"Friendly service. Well priced and quality restaurant. Great location and absolute quiet. Pack your hiking shoes to enjoy the routes, and remember binoculars. The gravel road is in good condition."

Jessica Romans: – May 2018 (Facebook)

"This past weekend, my hubby and I were able to spend an incredible honeymoon evening at Kagga Kamma. We were transported to another world and it was such an incredibly pleasant and magical time. The staff went out of their way to ensure we had a beautiful experience and we are so thankful for that. I was able to witness a few bird friends chatting away on our doorstep and enjoyed a blissful rose petal candlelight bath while Drew was able to enjoy a trail run and full body massage he will never forget! We both snuggled up next to the bonfire for our boma dinner, where the spirit under the starry night's sky was nothing short of romantic. I was so excited to see a vegetarian lasagne on the menu, and after eating it I don't think I'll rest until I am able to make anything near as delicious! Drew and I are currently planning our next adventure your way and can't wait to return!"

Markseandecantual: – April 2018 (Tripadvisor)

"Have been to a number of places in South Africa and countries further afield for nature based experiences. At Kagga Kamma, authenticity, care and hospitality was second to none. The staff are just lovely and when one engages with the staff, it is like watching a flower opening. Amazing people and equally sensitive to both the needs of those who sojourn and repast there and to the beauty, heritage and surrounding environment. I arrived at Kagga Kamma feeling a little unwell and as if by magic, the staff were on it with amazing hospitality and care. It was a care which was just like being at home. Thank you for offering a very special experience as a nature reserve, for the insights and expertise, and for a most authentic experience. Take the Rock Art field trip (Jason was brilliant) and stargazing (Connor was amazing), try as many different dishes as possible (Danni's table is excellent) each one of the rest of the staff are just lovely. As we say where I come from (which happens to be Ireland) "Beir bua agus beannachtaí" = "Much success and many blessings" to you Kagga Kamma and to your excellent staff. When my path permits, I will gladly return to stay longer. Thank you once again."

Dieter S: – March 2018 (Tripadvisor)

"After 4+ Years this was our second visit to Kagga Kamma. The offerings for guests have been increased. Service and food offered remains of very good standard and so are the rooms. The whole reserve is very well maintained and it was an enjoyable stay again. This time we visited with friends who didn't know the place and enjoyed it as well."

DiveDeeperBelow: – February 2018 (Tripadvisor)

"My boyfriend and I visited Kagga Kamma for two nights on a Breakfast and Dinner basis. One word to summarise the trip? Wow! It's about a 3-4 hour drive from Cape Town, and although the last 35km is on a gravel road (I was concerned about my tiny Kia Picanto), it's very well-maintained, and so aside from having to drive slower than the 4x4 cars we didn't have any issues. It is a stunning drive too! Once we arrived, we were greeted with smiles and very efficient service, being quickly checked in and show to our room. We were staying in one of the Cave Suites, which was surprisingly spacious, and had one of the most comfortable beds I've ever staying in! We quickly checked out the pool (as it's super-hot there!), which was nice and refreshing, and then spent the rest of the afternoon exploring the nearby rock formations. Dinner was served outside on tables around a campfire, which provided stunning views of the stars, and delicious meals. My boyfriend and I got different dishes and shared, and I cannot fault any of the food! "

Mundhir Sooful: – February 2018 (Facebook)

"From the friendly staff to the amazing views and surroundings, we enjoyed every minute of being there. Thanks for your splendid hospitality, welcomes and goodbyes. We were left with memories to last a lifetime..."

ElmaLovesTravel: – January 2018 (Tripadvisor)

"Unique accommodation in the most breathtakingly beautiful landscape! Staff were excellent / helpful to the T. Rangers are very knowledgeable. Peace & quiet, nature, mountains, tranquillity... everything was wonderful. Rangers exceptionally knowledgeable, helpful and flexible. Good food and wine. Nature drives and trips were in small groups, inexpensive and informative. Well marked walking trails. Fabulous rock formations and cave paintings. Nice pools to cool down. The road to the camp tests your patience for the last bit if the drive only - be prepared."

HB T: – October 2017 (Tripadvisor)

"Kagga Kamma is a beautiful place to escape from the city. Staff members are beyond friendly and helpful. The wildlife, hiking - mountain bike - 4x4 trails is a must to experience! In my opinion the most amazing part of the weekend was the 10 billion stars, a sky view not easily seen in the city... We would recommend Kagga Kamma without hesitation any day; with no doubt it is something you have to experience!"

834helen: – September 2017 (Tripadvisor)

"Highly recommend this wonderful place well off the beaten track. Perfect for low-key adventures in the middle of nowhere amidst totally unique rock formations. Informative and friendly field guides help interpret the wild-life, rock art, geology, stars, etc., and the 4km self-guided hiking trail is superb."

507tedc: – August 2017 (Tripadvisor)

"Make sure you bring warm clothing and summer clothing. The visit to San and Koi Bushmen paintings is a must. Also the sun-downer excursion was enjoyable. The food was excellent and the menu quite comprehensive and excellently presented. The staff were courteous and went out of their way to make our stay enjoyable."

Gail D: – May 2017 (Tripadvisor)

"I would highly recommend a visit to this beautiful place where you can enjoy the tranquillity and peace. The staff are super-efficient and friendly. We stayed in a cave suite and loved the experience. Be prepared for 35 kilometres of gravel road - mostly in fairly good condition."

sandrawatson333: – March 2017 (Tripadvisor)

"We arrived at the Reserve at 8.15 pm after a four hour drive from Cape Town. The road is good, and even the last section wasn't too bad. And the sunset! This is an extraordinary place."

Skye Littlefield: – February 2017 ()

"Kagga Kamma is unlike anywhere I have stayed within South Africa. The landscape and the Lodge are both exceptionally beautiful. The food was delicious, and there were full menus for both vegetarians and vegans. The Game Drives take you to some of the most beautiful spots on the Reserve with incredibly gorgeous views. We were lucky enough to see an abundance of game as well as smaller creatures such as snakes and Armadillo lizards. I'd go back in a heartbeat."

Tyrone James Ping: – February 2017 (Facebook)

"An incredible and unique experience. We stayed in the Cave rooms, whilst we spent very little time in our actual rooms with such spectacular facilities and scenery you wouldn't want to..."

Nedine Otto: – January 2017 ()

"The perfect place to find some peace of mind, amidst beautiful scenery, excellent food, and the friendliest staff in the country "

reyaadg: – January 2017 (Tripadvisor)

"My wife surprised me with a stay at this little gem in the middle of nowhere. It was a birthday gift and what a wonderful place to celebrate. Staff was very friendly and we were allowed an early check-in."

Flavia Elisa: – December 2016 ()

"I would just like to say the BIGGEST thank you to the amazing, amazing staff at Kagga Kamma! My trip was unfortunately cut short when I had a fall and injured my fingers but the staff was absolutely incredible and so, so helpful! Thank you all for being so caring and doing everything you could to make me feel comfortable and looked after! Although my trip was cut short I had an unforgettable time at Kagga Kamma and will definitely be back again soon! Highly recommended!"

leilaniedejager: – December 2016 (Tripadvisor)

"You do not often get a place like Kagga Kamma Lodge in the Cederberg. Although it is a bit far to travel on the gravel road, we did it with our Corsa bakkie several times, with no hassle. We notice that a tractor with scraper keep the road in good condition most of the time. 2016 Christmas day was a very special they for us because my son that travels a lot abroad and was working for several years in the USA, France etc came and visit us and took us for the lunch at the Lodge. This time we travel in style with his car. Lol. What an awesome reception greet us! With nicely decorated ice cold glasses filled with a cocktail fit for a king we was led out to the back lawn under umbrellas till they call us in for the buffet. All the staff was friendly as always and very helpful. All the tables were decorated according to the occasion… even with the candles. Pretty pretty awesome. The display off the food, although small, was very elegant and the hunger took over. The starters - all six of them, was awesome, and cater for every taste. You did not wait for anything and as soon as the first starter plate got their way to the kitchen, the main course appeared. And what a variety! Four stunning meats, seven mouth-watering veggie dishes – all made with extra flair. While we were dining the waitresses were very subtle around you to take care of your needs, even management came by several times to make sure we are okay and if we need anything else. The three desserts were out of the world; especially the creamy cheesecake with berries. As we often visit Kagga Kamma, we see the huge effort these people made to improve from the restrooms right through to the kitchen and dining room. When visiting during the winter there is always a welcoming fire in the bar-lounge that makes you feel at home. We experience the whole transformation that the lodge went through the past year or so. From the buildings inside and out, to the menu. All for the benefit to the guest... This is highly recommended if you want to get away from the hustle and bustle of the city. Nature is on your doorstep and you feel very much part of it. Luxury chalets or camping, the choice is yours. But be sure, it is of the best. From arrival to departing you are taken care of by the friendly staff . Kagga Kamma, this family will come back time after time!"

Bianca Lewis: – November 2016 ()

"We had a lovely time at Kagga Kamma! The staff is friendly and very helpful. The bushmen [San] and Sundowner excursions were amazing. The views on the hill were breathtakingly beautiful! There is no cell phone reception and no TV just peace and quiet – pure bliss. The rocks are so beautiful and unique, photographs doesn't do any justice. The night sky is just as beautiful as much more stars can be seen. We thoroughly enjoyed our stay. Kagga Kamma is definitely a must! Thank you!"

Graham L: – September 2016 ()

"The hotel was great and the staff were friendly. The restaurant had a menu with plenty of choice and the prices were very reasonable. I would definitely go back. It is located in the beautiful Klein Cederberg and is set in a breathtakingly beautiful environment."

Alwyn1_12: – July 2016 (Tripadvisor)

"We stayed in Cave 13, beautiful surroundings, excellent view with a lot of privacy and comfort. The staff were excellent, plenty of hiking trails to choose from. The Bushman drawings are some of the best I have ever seen."

Annie Fluks: – July 2016 ()

"Watching the sunset and stargazing, having a big fire under the moon making potjie. What a remembrance."

Chelsea Togo: – July 2016 ()

"Heaven on earth."

Carla Love: – July 2016 ()


Leilani Kuter: – July 2016 ()

"My favorite place!"

Kyle en Louise: – April 2016 ()

"'n Onvergeetlike, ongelooflike, wonderlike ervaring. Verseker een van die mees ‘amazing’ plekke waar ons al was! Die personeel en kos is fantasties! Ons sal definitief weer wil terug kom! Baie, baie dankie vir alles."

Judy Coward: – April 2016 ()

"The scenery is stunning."

Veronica Wilmott De Beer: – April 2016 ()

"The night sky is enough reason for a visit!"

Karen Carpenter: – April 2016 ()

"Love this place! Beautiful, tranquil, awesome night sky!"

Ursula en Gary: – April 2016 ()

"Vandag is ons huweliksherdenking en my man se verjaardag. Ons is behoorlik bederf deur die personeel. Die chef ‘rock’! Alles is onvergeetlik."

René Veldhuizen: – April 2016 ()

"Sweet memories."

Ina Maree: – April 2016 ()

"Dit is darem baie mooi daar. Ek sal enige tyd weer gaan!"

Johanita Niemand: – April 2016 ()

"Remembering GREAT food, GREAT wine and of course GREAT company, shared with the love of my life. Such an amazing place!"

Bridget Hanslo: – March 2016 ()

"Had a gorgeous time there with my husband. Unforgettable... Friendly staff, lovely food..."

André Du Preez: – March 2016 ()

"Ons het in no.10 gebly. Fantasies gewees – baie lekker en genoeg kos, sal weer gaan."

Dale Dirks: – March 2016 ()

"Absolutely beautiful place…"

Megan Ganga: – March 2016 ()

"This is an amazing place. I will go again anytime!"

Chelsea Togo: – March 2016 ()

"It was amazing! A South African friend took me from New Zealand. Not enough people know about this place, it's the sort of place you'd go for a honeymoon! The caves were brilliant, the scenery and the outside sleeping area was very romantic! Definitely the best little adventure I have been on! Thank you for making my trip 10 times better!"

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