Kagga Kamma is an award-winning nature reserve, magnificently located within acres of pure wilderness in South Africa's Cederberg Mountains. Just three hours from Cape Town, you'll feel as though you've been spirited to a whole other world - one filled with jaw-dropping natural beauty.
Surrounded by spectacular rock formations and ancient art, and captivating flora and fauna, you'll have the chance to spot endless species of birds and wild animals (translation: don't forget your camera!). There's no telling who you might meet on any given day, from a passing aardvark to a lively zebra.
Choose your accommodation in these awe-inspiring surroundings, from options that range from open-air suites to glorious, authentic thatched huts.
The Star Suite and the Sky Suite are experiences worthy of any bucket list; two open-air rooms for couples who are ready to fall head-over-heels in love with this amazing natural environment. The Star Suite boasts the vast, star-sprinkled night sky as its ceiling, and the wilderness landscape as its walls. You'll also enjoy a cosy queen bed, an outdoor shower and a stargazing open-air bath.
The Sky Suite, meanwhile, is nestled on one of the site's highest peaks - around 950m above sea level - for the most astounding views of the mountain ranges, Fynbos valleys and the colourful, ever-changing sky. Those views get even better when enjoyed over a glass of wine in the wood-fired hot tub!
If you prefer more conventional living, there are ten ‘cave' suites to choose from, each one featuring a scenery-showcasing terrace and fluffy bathrobes. Finally, five spacious, thatched hut suites evoke the dwellings of the ancient San clans that once called Kagga Kamma their home.
With no TV, WiFi or mobile reception available in your accommodation, you'll have no choice but to relax and reconnect with your favourite people...and of course, get blissfully lost in your surroundings (though if you need them, WiFi and a TV are available in the on-site bar area).
For starters, feast your eyes upon the ancient San and Khoi Rock Art you'll find in the area. Paintings that represent the everyday events and spiritual beliefs of the San and Khoi people, some of this unique art dates back six thousand years.
Get under the skin of the area's cultural history with a rock art tour, a nature drive or a quad bike safari. If you prefer, you can chart your own course on a hiking trail, or simply relax with a few lengths in the swimming pool, surrounded by stunning rock formations.
Later on, why not pamper yourself with a spa treatment or an unforgettable open-air massage, before a mouthwatering evening meal served with wine from the nearby Cape Winelands?
Greet that blazing South African sunset equipped with a well-deserved sundowner, as you toast your lucky stars for making such a memorable holiday choice.
Things to note
Sky Suite is only available during the summer months Sep-Apr, weather permitting and is booked in conjunction with a cave/hut suite only. Warm clothing is recommended. No children permitted. Mobile reception is limited.
Region: Cederberg, Western Cape
Cost (from): £65 per person per night
Sleeps: 2 or 4 per suite
Bedrooms: Open plan
Bathrooms: 1 per suite
Minimum stay: 1 night
Property ref: 1027
FacilitiesSky Suite Open Air Room sleeps 2, queen size bed, bedding & towels, open-air shower, solid wood furniture, wood-fired hot tub.
Cave Suites sleep 2, double bed, bedding & towels, en-suite bathroom, bath robes, air-conditioning, hairdryer, bathroom amenities, tea & coffee facilities, terrace.
Hut Suites sleep up to 4, king/twin beds, sleeper couch, bedding & towels, en-suite bathroom, bath robes, air-conditioning, hairdryer, bathroom amenities, tea & coffee facilities, terrace.
4x4 trails, hiking, mountain biking, nature drives, quad bike safaris, reptile education, rock art tour, stargazing, spa/massage, swimming (onsite).
At a glance
- An award-winning, eco-friendly nature reserve and spa resort set in the Swartruggens region of South Africa's Cederberg Mountains, three hours from Cape Town.
- Choose from the Star Suite or the Sky Suite, two open-air suites for couples, or from a selection of ‘cave' and hut suites. All accommodation is ensuite, with robes, bedding and toiletries provided.
- Timeshare properties are also available at the site, along with two campsites for your own tent.
- The reserve is home to a spa, restaurant and bar, and a swimming pool surrounded by rock formations.
- Take an art tour of ancient San and Khoi paintings, go on a quad biking safari, or enjoy an open-air massage - the choice is yours!