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“Great place away from televisions and cell phone reseption!”

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Kagga Kamma Nature Reserve
Certificate of Excellence
Cape Town, South Africa
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14 reviews
5 hotel reviews
“Great place away from televisions and cell phone reseption!”
Reviewed 15 March 2017

This is our second visit to Kagga Kamma, and it remains for us a place to spend time with the family away from televisions and cell phone reception!
The 3-bedroom chalets (accommodate 6 adults) is spacious, clean and comfortable. During the hot midday we spend time indoors around the big dining room table playing board games or relaxed at the pool. Early morning is reserved for exploring the hiking trails or mountain biking in the reserve. We also explore the reserve by driving some of the 4X4 routes and do some animal viewing. A knight drive and at least one evening of stargazing with a resident expert is a must.
We also enjoyed an excellent dinner under the starlit night skies in die outdoor lapa surrounded by beautiful rock formations. The service is ok but the staff in the main are very friendly.

Room Tip: Self-catering chalets (3 bedrooms) close to the pool is the best!
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  • Stayed December 2016, travelled with family
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Thank you for the 4/5 rating and lovely account of your 2nd visit to Kagga Kamma Gerrit! Nothing beats a peaceful retreat with family in such a great place. May your 3rd visit be an even greater experience than this one!
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Reviewed 14 March 2017 via mobile

Out of this world experience. The drive to the Reserve is in its own part of this unique experience. When you get to the reserve you are welcomed by very friendly staff. We stayed in one of the caves and wow. Complete first for us. 5 star luxury in a cave. The restaurant is definitely 5 star standard and the waitresses makes the food taste even better with their professional and friendly service.
Sam the Game Ranger is very informative and knows her story. We also tried the Star suite and will forever treasure the experience. Was amazing. Kagga Kamma is a must if you ever visit South Africa or a local looking for something unique to do.

Stayed March 2017, travelled as a couple
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Resort_Spokesperson, Public Relations Manager at Kagga Kamma Nature Reserve, responded to this review, 1 week ago
Thank you for a sterling review Alanjustin! We are delighted to hear that you thoroughly enjoyed your stay with us. Your comments inspire and renew our passion in offering a truly WOW and unique experience for everyone visiting Kagga Kamma. We hope to welcome you back soon!
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Kagga Kamma Private Game Reserve
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Reviewed 13 March 2017

lovely weekend ...relaxing and peaceful...the chalets were lovely,except we found the kitchen not very clean ...we went on the blue trail on Saturday morning but we set off a bit late 11.45 very hot day , therefore struggled a bit but it was beautiful to see all the rocks formations.

  • Stayed March 2017, travelled with friends
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Resort_Spokesperson, Public Relations Manager at Kagga Kamma Nature Reserve, responded to this review, 1 week ago
Hi Isabel J. Thank you for the awesome 5 star rating! We appreciate the feedback and will ensure that management is aware of your comments. We hope to welcome you back so you can experience more of what Kagga Kamma has to offer.
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Reviewed 10 March 2017 via mobile

Nice route to the 'resort'; however, take a SUV! Staff not very friendly: seems like they are tired with guests. Rooms clean, not very spacious. Food moderate. Pool oke. The experience is nice, but at a very high cost. At departure a guest-book is dropped in your lap: I guess the question was to write something positive in it. I wrote it was perfect: I lied. Will not return. The surroundings are very beautifull, but service and quality of the resort not more than average.

Stayed March 2017, travelled as a couple
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Resort_Spokesperson, Public Relations Manager at Kagga Kamma Nature Reserve, responded to this review, 1 week ago
Hi jduyndam. Thank you for the review. We are disappointed to read that you did not have an enjoyable experience at Kagga Kamma. We appreciate all feedback and would have welcomed the opportunity to address any concerns you had while you stayed with us.
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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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Reviewed 8 March 2017

I would recommend the resort. Accommodation in the caves was great, there's plenty to do and the setting is spectacular. Food was good and service excellent. The only criticism I have is the poor wifi setup and the fragile power supply.

  • Stayed March 2017, travelled with friends
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Resort_Spokesperson, Public Relations Manager at Kagga Kamma Nature Reserve, responded to this review, 1 week ago
Hi Nick F. Thank you for the lovely review and 4 * rating! Kagga Kamma is known for its peaceful atmosphere, spectacular scenery and absolute tranquillity. Because of our passion for sustainable tourism, we’ve equipped the reserve with a state of the art Solar Photovoltaic hybrid energy system and unanimously decided to only have wifi at our reception area. We hope you return for another digital detox soon!
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Additional Information about Kagga Kamma Nature Reserve

Property: Kagga Kamma Nature Reserve
Address: Off R303 | Southern Cederberg Mountains, Kagga Kamma Private Game Reserve 6836, South Africa
Region: South Africa > Western Cape > Kagga Kamma Private Game Reserve
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free Parking Restaurant Spa Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 2 Speciality Lodging in Kagga Kamma Private Game Reserve
Price range (per night): R1 710 - R3 938
Hotel Class:4 star — Kagga Kamma Nature Reserve 4*
Number of rooms: 15
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Kagga Kamma is an absolute treat for travellers seeking a unique and inspiring experience. On your visit you will see a part of Africa that is unlike any other. The Cederberg Mountain’s otherworldly rock formations, a crisp sky stretching endlessly overhead and beautiful rock art from an ancient culture, is the backdrop to a wonderful adventure. Kagga Kamma’s accommodation options are as unique as the landscape it is set in. The Bushman Lodge offers spacious en-suite thatched rondavels/huts. The famous 'cave suites' built against the sandstone rock formations will take you back to a prehistoric time without taking away any modern-day luxuries. Kagga Kamma also offers a one of a kind Outcrop open-air “room” where guests can sleep under the stars in sheer luxury - definitely a not-to-be-missed experience.Speaking of the stars...Take a tour into the milky way when you visit our mini-observatory. It promises to be an inspirational experience when you view the Karoo night skies through our 10-inch telescope. While the sun is out you can opt for a journey back in time with our popular rock art tours. Our expert ranger will interpret the 6000 year old Bushmen paintings and living sites scattered all across the nature reserve.Other activities to be enjoyed at Kagga Kamma include relaxing nature drives with our knowledgeable guides, hiking trails, quad bike safaris, mountain bike trails, a 4x4 route and our Kagga Kamma Relax Spa. Even eating out at Kagga Kamma will be a matchless experience when you visit the restaurant for breakfast and lunch, and an outdoor lapa surrounded by beautiful rock formations for dinner under the starlit night skies in summer time. There is also a pub and lounge area with Wi-Fi internet, as well as satellite television for watching sports events. GPS co-ordinates:Latitude: S 32 44 45Longitude: E 19 33 46 ... more   less 
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