Kagga Kamma Nature Reserve is located in an untouched wilderness area three hours from Cape Town and near Ceres, in South Africa’s Western Cape. Here you will escape from the pressures of modern life, away from mobile phones, traffic pollution, highways and city lights.
It’s a place where you can breathe, take a deep sigh, and enjoy total silence under starlit skies.
Known as the ‘Eden of the Cape’, Ceres, is approximately 90 minutes drive from Cape Town, in the heart of the Cape Winelands, and the gateway to the Cederberg area. The town, named after the Roman goddess of fruitfulness, is the centre of one of the most important deciduous fruit producing areas in the Western Cape, South Africa.
Exchange Accommodation is in 3-bedroom self-contained Chalets.
HOTEL UNITS AT THIS RESORT ARE ALSO AVAILABLE TO RENT
MEMBER RATE: R411 per person twin share per night*
Gold Advantage Members enjoy a complimentary breakfast daily!
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The Ceres district consists of three diverse areas and each has its own unique charm and landscapes: The ‘Warm Bokkeveld’ is a wide fertile valley and is the centre of one of the richest agricultural regions of the Western Cape. Bo-Swaarmoed , east of Ceres, is famous for its cherry picking in season, snow during winter, proteas, and breathtaking panoramic views of the valley. Just beyond the Theronsberg mountain range, lies the endless horizon of the Tanqua (Ceres) Karoo. This beautiful semi-arid area boasts unique indigenous animal and plant life and hosts Kamma Kagga, one of the best private game reserves in the Cape.
The entire region offers abundant, seemingly infinite scenery with the most amazing sunsets and clearest, starlit skies. Perfect for the weary city dweller.
The Cederberg region is only two hours from Cape Town and yet the landscape is completely different: wilder, warmer with a raw, dramatic beauty. Towering mountains, brilliant purple and orange at sunset, preside over the citrus orchards in the valley, laden with the scent of orange blossom in the spring.
Enjoy the beauty of the Cederberg in your own way: walk in the mountains with not another person in sight, enjoy bouldering and climbling at Rocklands; swim in the clear mountain rock pools or marvel at the delicate Bushman rock art. Or simply relax and enjoy the exhilarating peace of this unspoilt paradise.
The Cederberg has an exceptional botanical diversity, being part of the Cape Floral Kingdom of South Africa, and among the twisted rock formations, farmers cultivate the world-famous healthy rooibos tea, found only in the Cederberg of South Africa.
The Cederberg mountains offer a natural arena for adventure-lovers. The largely dry and sunny climate of the Cederberg makes it ideal for visitors all year round and especially in winter when the rest of the Cape can be wet and miserable!
Ancient walking trails take you through pristine mountain fynbos, past wonderful rock formations and over clear mountain streams. There is hardly a soul to be seen and a sense of peace and harmony descends on you as you walk.
However the Cederberg is not only known for its walking trails…. saddle up for a horse trail, test your rock-climbing skills on the world class bouldering sites or venture off-road along challenging 4x4 routes and mountain bike trails. The Clanwilliam and Bulshoek dams offer superb water-skiing, tubing and jet-skiing and even yachting in the late afternoons.
The stunning location of Kagga Kamma Private Game Reserve was once home to the Bushmen; today many of their ancient cave paintings are still clearly visible on the rocks, some dating back 6,000 years.
This spiritual land offers spectacular scenery, majestic mountains and phenomenal night skies, where the Milky Way, billions of stars, planets, satellites and shooting stars may be seen by the naked eye.
The reserve is well known for its scenic beauty and dramatic rock formations typical of the Cederberg, and also for its rich cultural heritage, combining to offer a unique safari experience in South Africa.
On the San Cultural Tour guests can appreciate the ancient Bushman living-sites first hand, and get an in-depth interpretation of the rock paintings from one of the expert guides.
On guided open 4x4 safaris guests will learn more about the various species of plants and animals that inhabit this arid area; marvel at the Southern night skies through a powerful telescope; and enjoy a sun downer with spectacular views from the escarpment into the Ceres-Karoo lying 700m lower.
Guided quad bike safaris take you to some remote, inaccessible parts of the reserve – adventure at its very best. Spend your free time on one of our hiking trails, bird watching or relaxing at the lodge's swimming pool built into the stunning Cederberg rock formations.
The Health and Beauty Spa offers a wide range of wellness treatments including deluxe manicures and pedicures, hot stone therapy and soothing facials.
Mountain Bike Riders can expect to see the majestic beauty of the Cederberg mountains from their mountain bikes on Kagga Kamma`s spectacular circular route. Although quite sandy in some patches most of the route is rideable for the average rider and there’s an option between the long route (black) of 30km or taking the short cut of only 10km. The route comprises of mostly jeep track although it starts off and ends with a challenging single track built through the natural terrain.
Enjoy the wide variety of wildlife game including Springbok, Zebra and Eland amongst others during your stay.
With its spacious 3 bed-roomed chalets that can accommodate either 6 or 8 people each, Kamma Kagga’s Rest Camp is perfect for families enjoying longer stays. All have 1½ or 2 bathrooms, a fully equipped kitchen, indoor braai/fireplace and a private outside boma. The chalets are serviced daily except on Sundays and Public Holidays.
In the open-air boma restaurant, guests can enjoy sumptuous South African cuisine and an excellent selection of wines from the nearby Cape Winelands.
Air-conditioned conference facilities are available at the lodge accommodating up to 25 guests.
A visit to Kagga Kamma Nature Reserve is an ideal African safari add-on to any tour through the Cape Winelands, West Coast, Route 62 and Garden Route of South Africa. The resort is easily accessible by normal car.
*Rate current at May 2013 and subject to change.