Outcrop Open Air Room | Kagga Kamma

No need to try to brave the stones under your sleeping bag and having to go through a whole mission to get to the bush! While you are checked in at Kagga Kamma’s lodge you can simply choose to sleep outside if the weather permits. With the typical crisp clear night skies of Kagga Kamma, this promises to feel like drifting off to the Milky Way! Guests can choose to either have a picnic basket for dinner or depart to the outcrop after dinner at the lodge. A glowing fire and cold drinks of your choice will be waiting!

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** Outcrop rooms are booked as additional extra rooms 

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Kagga Kamma Nature Reserve Outcrop Open-Air 'Room is situated on a remote rocky outcrop far away from the lodge, this ideal shelter is now home to the first “down on the ground” luxury sleep out. While you are checked in at Kagga Kamma’s lodge you can simply choose to sleep outside if the weather permits.

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.


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.

Outcrop - OpenAir Roomper room
  • 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.
  • 30 days prior to arrival - payment in Full
  • If payment is not received timeously, we reserve the right to cancel a reservation without further notice.
  • 10% non-refundable deposit, 3 months prior to arrival can be requested in peak periods.
  •  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.


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