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A new day dawns upon Kagga Kamma; casting away the shadows and painting light and warmth across the landscape. A light breeze rustles through the fynbos, sending floral notes into the air and, in the distance, the zebra herd grazes peacefully. A moment of calm, of appreciation, of gratefulness: grateful for our kind and caring
team, grateful for the beautiful Nature Reserve to call home, grateful for the ongoing support of you, our Valued Shareholders, and a deep sense of appreciation for all of these aspects and all South Africans for coming together in a time of crisis and for surviving the storm together. Join us now as we close the first chapter of 2020.
VRS COVID-19 Shareholder Notice

We would like to extend our gratitude to every Shareholder, as well as to South Africa as a nation, for heeding the call of President Cyril Ramaphosa on the eve of the nation address in relation to the COVID-19 lockdown and restrictions. We, as the Managing Agent of your preferred holiday destination, would like to thank you for your patience and understanding as we work to navigate this pandemic.

A message from Marjorie Forssman, Managing Director of Vacation Recreational Services:

“Our commitment to providing an environment to create everlasting memories for all our Shareholders and guests remains at the forefront of our mission. In light of the current COVID-19 situation, VRS is implementing viable management solutions for your home-away-from-home to ensure the health and safety of you and your families for when you can enjoy your holidays once more. The VRS Team extends their heartfelt empathy for all who have been affected, direct- or indirectly, by this outbreak. Our faith lies firmly that South Africa will emerge from this situation stronger than before and with a heightened appreciation for this beautiful country; let us remain united as a nation.”

Kindly note, in compliance with government regulations and our own policies and procedures that Kagga Kamma Nature Reserve will remain closed to the public until it is deemed appropriate, by government, to return to normal operations. That being said, we want you to know that we are missing the sight of all your lovely families arriving in Reception and the happy sounds of your holidays unfolding! We are eagerly awaiting, and we know you are too, the day when we are able to open our gates once more; returning to a time where you may relish every moment at your ‘oasis on the edge of time’ in a safe and relaxing environment.

Click here to view relevant COVID-19-related news and information

As our further commitment to you during these trying times as we are sure you are looking forward
to being able to visit your home-away-from-home:

VRS Options


VRS Options has been made available to our Shareholders to deposit the week(s) which have been lost, due to the nationwide lockdown and/or the extended closure of Kagga Kamma Nature Reserve in return for tokens to the full value of the respective week.

Please visit VRS Options, bank the stay you can no longer occupy and retrieve your tokens, to be used for a future Resort-stay. A small Exchange Fee is the only payment required to open the possibilities of a multitude of Resorts to you. While we understand this means you might not receive an equivalent stay at Kagga Kamma Nature Reserve for a future date, we are sure this gesture, of an alternative holiday for your family, will result in many cherished holiday memories.

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Our thoughts and prayers are with each Shareholder, as you manoeuvre through these trying times. Please do not hesitate to reach out to VRS Property Admin, should you require further information.

All emails can be directed to propertyadmin@vrs.co.za

Your oasis on the edge of time
Pride News

We are well aware of and sensitive to the impact of the current state of national disaster, but in our role as ‘caretaker’ of your Resort, we understand that our monthly obligations – such as municipal charges, rates and taxes, administration, Resort maintenance – remain payable; and are necessary in order for us to ensure that we are able to welcome you back to your beautiful Resort as soon as possible.


We would like to thank all those Shareholders who have continued to pay their levies, especially those who have paid even though they, sadly, lost the use of their week this year, due to the COVID-19 situation. 


This is a Team-Kagga Kamma match
and we need each one of our Shareholders,
at our side, in the line-up.

We thank all Shareholders for your continued support in ensuring the upkeep of the Resort at this time.


A Round of Applause

Lilizela Tourism Awards

We are ecstatic to announce that Kagga Kamma is, not only, the winner of the Lilizela Tourism Award in the Scenic Beauty category in South Africa, but also the winner of the Lilizela Tourism Award for the Best 4 Star Lodge in South Africa. The Lodge scooped both awards on a national level!

32nd Annual RCI OSCAS Awards

Kagga Kamma is delighted to share the results of the 32nd Annual RCI OSCAS Awards Ceremony, which took place earlier in March of this year. We received:

  • Top Silver Crown Resort (Small Resort), First Place
  • Superior Service in Hospitality, First place
  • Employee of the Year: Stephan Bouwer, Kagga Kamma's Assistant Resort Manager
  • Top Housekeeping (Small/Medium), First Runner up
  • Top Check-in/Check-out (Small/Medium Resort), First Runner up
  • Top Unit Maintenance (Small/Medium Resort), Second Runner up
  • Silver Crown Resort Grading
  • Ranger Diaries

    { Least Concern }

    Courtesy of Ranger Shaun

    Jackals are notoriously shy animals and they tend to remain hidden throughout the day; preferring the night scene on the Reserve. These canines are typically monogamous and will remain in a bonded pair for life. This Black-Backed Jackal was spotted on a Nature Drive.


    { Least Concern }

    Courtesy of Ranger Garrick

    Scorplings are born with soft exoskeletons; they are not hatched from eggs, but rather are born alive. They remain on the mother’s back for approximately 15 days, until their exoskeletons are rigid and they are strong enough to climb down and explore themselves.


    { Least Concern }

    Courtesy of Ranger Garrick

    Red Adders are named after their pale, reddish appearance. They prefer to remain hidden under shrubs and rocks and typically hunt lizards, geckos and small rodents. This young Adder was rescued from under a vehicle and released back onto the Reserve on a Sundowner Tour.

    Rocky, the Hairy Houdini


    Late November of 2019, one of Kagga Kamma Nature Reserve’s curious young Rock Hyraxes, decided to venture out and experience a bit of the ‘world’. We’ve taken to calling him Rocky, the Hairy Houdini, as he stowed away in a guest’s vehicle and journeyed all the way to Worcester before being discovered! Needless to say, he has since returned back home, where he belongs. Read his adventure here.

    Thank you to our dedicated rangers and the Kagga Kamma team for taking such great care of the wildlife on the Reserve, and for bringing Rocky home safely!

    A Trip Down Memory Lane

    Kagga Kamma Nature Reserve was blessed with a thunderstorm late-January this year; an unusual time of year for this region to be experiencing high levels of rain. The team stood watch as grey, rolling thunder clouds blanketed the sky and large raindrops pattered to the ground; soaked up eagerly by the dry earth. The rain was welcomed by the Karoo-like plains and a faint moment in history was recalled.

    To the Khoisan tribes of the past, the rains were heavily appreciated, as, throughout most of the year, little rain meant little water for their families. To make the most of the puddles and small bodies of water, created in hollowed out sandstone, the Khoisan would make use of the humble ostrich egg. Hunters would collect eggs from the wild, and very dangerous, birds which roamed the landscape; the eggs not only made for a valuable food source, but made a rather useful flask for water.

    A small hole would be carved into one side of the egg, and after the contents were drained and consumed, the eggs would be cleaned, filled with water after the thunderstorms and the hole resealed, using bees wax. This provided the tribes with a safe source of water well into drought-stricken seasons and was of major advantage to the hunters, as well. These ‘flasks’ would be buried along hunting trails; the precious water kept safe and clean within the ostrich eggs. When tracking an animal for kilometres, the Khoisan could dig up the ostrich eggs for a drink of water, before continuing on their journey.

    Updates and Upgrades

    The Kagga Kamma team has been hard at work, making your home-away-from-home shine.

    New sleeper couches in all 8-sleeper chalets

    Restaurant garden revamped

    New plants in feature gardens

    Eco-friendly, natural spring water bottling system installed

    Plastic serving bottles and straws replaced with glass bottles and paper straws

    Open Air Spa Treatment Room

    Those who regularly pay a visit to the Kagga Kamma Spa, and who have experienced the luscious couple's massage in the Open Air Room, will be pleased to know that our renovations have been completed! The Open Air Spa, which is perched on a viewpoint high above the Main Lodge, has been fitted with glass shutters and a heating air-con. These shutters enclose the space during winter, allowing guests to experience this once-in-a-lifetime treat throughout the year.

    Everlasting Holiday Memories...

    Our team is dedicated to offering guests the best possible experience when staying on the Reserve.

    Take a look at the few ways we made everyone’s stay special…


    Valentine's Day

    Guests ushered through check-in to have their picture taken at the kissing booth, before arriving to their unit and being surprised with handmade chocolate truffles and towel art. Later in the evening, everyone was driven to a beautiful lookout point to watch the sun set, while sipping on sparkling wine and, after a lovingly crafted dinner, they gathered at the Chalet pool area to enjoy a romantic movie under the stars. Michael and Natalie Hurn were also the lucky winners of our Valentine’s competition; taking home a lovely basket of goodies!


    The festive spirit enveloped Kagga Kamma guests as they arrived to celebrate this special time of year. Everyone was pleasantly surprised at receiving a beautiful box of sugary handmade Christmas cookies and the festivities bubbled over into the morning of, when Santa Claus paid a visit to all our guests with gifts, before inviting them all for a scrumptious themed lunch.

    New Year's

    Ringing in the New Year in true South African style, guests and staff gathered at the Chalet pool for a ‘lekker’ braai. Our lovely Restaurant team provided an array of sides and roosterkoek to warm on the open fires, as a group learnt about rhythm in a Drumba session! It was a lovely evening and from young to old were kept dancing into the night, as the stars came out to play, by our DJ’s tunes.

    Wedding at First Sight

    A special word needs to be said, as Kagga Kamma celebrated true love with our first elopement couple: Mr and Mrs Berndt. The love-struck duo spent an afternoon being officiated under the towering rock formations, before enjoying a sunset cruise to an Open Air Suite, where they enjoyed some bubbles and wedding cake. Congratulations to the happy couple!
    Hot off the Press

    Find out more about your favourite escape in the Cederberg on the Kagga Kamma Blog!

    The Incredible Rock Formations of the Cederberg

    The sun stretches, and with a heavy yawn, slowly inches up into the sky, painting brushstrokes across the Cederberg landscape. As you sit…

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    The South African


    Camping is engraved into the hearts of most South Africans. A favourite pastime; families and friends gather at remote locations to experience the…

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    Eloping on the Edge of the World

    Eloping on the edge of the world sounds like a fantasy, the type of fairy-tale pressed between the pages of an old book….

    Read more
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    In Closing...
    We are grateful to have experienced the first part of 2020 with you, our Valued Shareholders, by our side. This year has taught us patience, diligence and perseverance, but most importantly to have faith and that together, anything can be achieved.

    The sun is setting on yet another gloriously peaceful day at Kagga Kamma; the sun sighs heavily over the horizon and a splash of flame spills across the sky. Until tomorrow, and until your next visit to your home-away-from-home, “accept what is, let go of what was, and have faith in what will be.”

    Warm Regards

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    VRS – Managing Director 
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