Bushman Lodge | Kagga Kamma Reserve

Bushman Lodge offers a choice of accommodation, it has a restaurant for breakfast and lunch and an outdoor lapa for dinner under the starlit night skies. There is a cozy bar and an outdoor garden perfect for relaxing and sipping a cool drink. Interesting rock formations surround the sparkling swimming pool. A well-stocked curio shop is available to purchase that essential souvenir of your stay. Additional gas heaters are available to ensure our guests' comfort during winter months.


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Bushman Lodge offers a choice of accommodation; there are five spacious en-suite thatched rondavels/huts, suitable for families with children. There are also ten unique 'cave suites' built against the sandstone rock formations; these have a private terrace, en suite bathrooms and twin or king size beds. The buildings blend perfectly with the surrounding landscape, to the point of almost being invisible.

Open Air Suites
The glittering Milky Way is your ceiling...

The Sky and Star Open Air Suites have their very own private locations at opposite ends of the reserve and a few kilometres from the Main Lodge, between the most astonishing rock formations that overlook the fynbos plains. The Suites offer you and your partner the opportunity to fully immerse yourselves in the wonders and sounds of the wilderness.

Cave and Hut Suites
The rich cultural history and outstandingly beautiful landscape inspired the design of the comfortable and unique Kagga Kamma accommodation.

Timeshare Accommodation
Spacious timeshare units for longer stays.

Camping
Untouched nature where your inner adventurer can reign free.
Restaurant | Pub

Bushman Lodge has a 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 a cozy pub and lounge area with WiFi internet as well as satellite TV for watching sports events. The outdoor garden area is perfect for relaxing and sipping a cool drink. There is a range of excellent wines to compliment your meal. Dinner-time offers a fabulous “A la Carte” menu.

Wellness | Relax Spa

Kagga Kamma Relax Spa invites you to lie back, relax, and be at peace with nature. Indulge yourself in a range of TheraNaka™ Massages where you have a choice between relaxing, uplifting or detoxifying. Or, enjoy a refreshing facial using Environ® products along with a deluxe manicure and pedicure.

Conferences | Events

Our conference facility is fully equipped and has air-conditioning. It can accommodate up to 25 delegates. Situated at the Bushman Lodge, it provides an ideal setting for hard work during the day and lots of outdoor activities to choose from during the breaks. With the unbelievable quiet and untouched environment, this is a conference paradise!

Rock Art Tours

Scattered all over Kagga Kamma Game Reserve are ancient bushman living-sites. Our expert rangers will interpret the Bushmen paintings, some of which are up to 6000 years old, and their fascinating culture on guided tours and walks. Or discover paintings on your own on some of our self-guided hiking trails.

Game & Nature Drives

This arid reserve is situated partly inside the Ceres Karoo, the area of South Africa with the lowest annual rainfall. Dry Mountain Fynbos and Succulent Karoo provide grazing for the animals that are well adapted to the dry western part of South Africa.

Qualified guides take you on a sundowner drive to have drinks with breathtaking views over the Ceres Karoo and Cederberg. Morning and night nature/game drives take you onto this 15000ha reserve to spot resident species, such as, Black Wildebeest, Ostrich, Zebra, Springbok, Red Hartebeest, Bontebok, Gemsbok and other antelope species including the huge Eland. If you are lucky you might see some lynx, black-backed jackal or even the elusive Cape mountain leopard. The guides will also point out some of the many bird and reptile species as well as share some interesting facts about the plants of the area.

Mini-Observatory

With the crisp, clear air, dark nights and relatively high elevation, Kagga Kamma is perfect for stargazing. See the stars and planets closer than ever at our Mini-Observatory. Our resident expert will dim the lights to ensure you get the best possible views of the night skies through our 10-inch telescope, including close-up views of the moon and planets and other deep space objects. A truly unique experience.

Hiking Trails

Explore our self-guided hiking trails and walks to experience this magical land close-up. Look around the rocks and crevices and 'discover' your own rock paintings – you’ll feel like you’ve stepped back in time to when the bushmen still lived here in total harmony with nature. An awe-inspiring experience for nature lovers.

Quad Bike Safaris

Guided quad bike safaris take you to areas of the reserve otherwise inaccessible while enjoying the fun and excitement of riding your own quad bike. Options of 1 or 2 hour excursions done on request.

4x4 Route

On a clear day the trail will offer you a spectacular view over the vast stretches of the Karoo and the mountains and valleys of the Cederberg. Look for detail and you will find some of the very rare reptiles and birds of this area. In certain areas you are sure to see some wild game, from the small Steenbok to the largest Eland and even the cheeky Baboon. If you are very lucky you might even see some Caracal or Mountain Leopard.

Geographical Orientation

 Kagga Kamma is situated in the Swartruggens region, which can be described as a southeasterly extension of the Cederberg. The Swartruggens plateau is bordered on the east by the arid Ceres Karoo.

Animal and Bird Life

Kagga Kamma is home to a large variety of wild animals. Most visible are the Burchell's zebra and the antelope species, which range from the eland - Africa's largest antelope which may weigh up to 800kg - gemsbok, kudu, white tail gnu, blue wildebeest, and bontebok, to the smaller springbok, grey rheebok, cape grysbok, duiker, klipspringer and steenbok.

Bushman Culture Heritage

Its wide-open spaces, unusual rock formations, majestic canyon, animal life and unspoiled nature are all part of the attraction of Kagga Kamma but there is no doubt, however, that its human past, visible in the rock art of the area, greatly add to the enjoyment and uniqueness of a visit to Kagga Kamma. Though their rock art still remains at Kagga Kamma and many other places, the Bushmen of the South-western Cape have been extinct for more than two centuries.

Rock Paintings

At Kagga Kamma there are several rock art sites containing a variety of interesting paintings, some of which are particularly well preserved. The paintings are records of the animals and people who lived in the area during historical and pre-historical times. Thus they tell us that elephant and other animals were present in the area and had since become extinct. But they also tell us about the people who once lived here, and it is to this fascinating theme we now return.

Accommodation packages available
Full Board rate:
  • Cave / Hut suite accommodation, breakfast, lunch, dinner, as well as 2 guided excursions
  • Excluded are drinks and extras (salon treatments, quad safaris)
Dinner and Breakfast rate:
  • Cave / Hut suite accommodation dinner and breakfast
Bed and Breakfast rate:
  • Cave / Hut suite accommodation and breakfast
Day Visitor rate:
  • R232.00 per person entry. No inclusions.
The Open-Air Suites can be booked at an additional cost per couple per night, weather permitting between 1 September and 30 April. Guests are required to book one of the packages in either a Hut or Cave Suite and if the weather allows, guests will be able to spend the night in one of the Open-Air Suites.
 Deposit Policy
  •  50% of the total quoted amount is due within 48 hours of the booking being made.
  •  The remaining balance is due no less than 14 days prior to arrival.
  •  A confirmed booking is only made once the deposit (or total quoted amount for Short Notice bookings) has been received.
  •  Kagga Kamma reserve the right to cancel unconfirmed bookings without prior notice.
 Cancellation Policy
  •  29 days - 14 days prior to arrival: cancellation penalty of 50% of the quoted amount will be levied.
  •  13 days and less: 100% of the quoted amount will be charged.
  •  No shows will forfeit 100% of the paid amount.
  •  Cancellation policy is applicable to changes in rooms or room night.
  •  Cancellations & changes must be requested/made in writing.
1. General Terms and Conditions
  •  All Rates are quoted in South African Rands [ZAR].
  •  Rates include a 1% Tourism Levy and 15% VAT.
  •  Rates are subject to availability at the time of the booking.
  •  Guests are required to sign an indemnity form on arrival and provide proof of identification.
  •  No pets allowed.
2. Activities and Excursions
  •  The Full Board package includes a choice of two excursions per person per day from the following Tour options:
  •        Rock Art Tour, Sundowner Tour, Morning Nature Drive and Late Night Nature Drive.
  •  All activities and excursions are subject to availability, are weather permitting and take place at the discretion of management and guides.
  •  Activities and Excursions not specified in the package are for guests' own account.
Child Policy
  •   0 - 2 Years of Age: Free of Charge.
  •   3 - 12 Years of Age: 50% of Adult Sharing Rate.
  •   13 Years of Age and Older is considered an adult and will be charged Adult Rate.
  •   Children 0 - 12 Years of Age can be accommodated with two Adults in selected Suites only.
 Short Notice Booking Policy
  •   Bookings made less than 14 Days prior to arrival
  •   Full Payment and Proof of Payment is required within 48 hours of the booking being made.
  •   Bookings made less than 48 hours prior to arrival
  •  . Full Payment and Proof of Payment is required upon receipt of the booking being made.
 Travel Information
  Travel by Land
  •   The last 35km to the lodge is a gravel road.
  •   The road is accessible to 4x4 and standard Sedan vehicles without lowered suspension.
  •   The road is not suitable for sports vehicles.
 Travel by Air
  •   Kagga Kamma does not offer or provide a charter flight service.
  •   Guests fly in with their privately-owned/hired aircraft.
  •   Planning should be done to determine runway suitability for aircraft performance.
  •   Airfield is situated in the Nature Reserve, please fly over and check for animals before landing.
 Check In / Check Out
  •  Check-in Time: 14:00
  •  Check-out Time: 10:00
  •  Early Arrivals and Late Departures accepted only with prior arrangement.
Gate Times:
 Monday to Thursday: 07:30 - 18:30
 Friday 07:30 - 21:00
 Saturday and Sunday 08:00 - 18:30

Restaurant Serving Times
  •  Breakfast 08:00 to 10:00
  •  Lunch 13:00 to 14:30
  •  Dinner 19:00 to 21:00
 Wood and Ice Purchases
  •  Wood and ice can be purchased and collected from Reception. Deliveries are not possible.
  Health and safety
  •  All guests will be required to sign an indemnity agreement on arrival at the Hotel. (This is compulsory).

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