If you are looking for a place that contains all the natural beauty of the Western Cape. Cederberg accommodation is the perfect choice. The Cederberg mountains are about a 2-hour drive North of Cape Town and are what the area is most known for. The local municipality, which was established in 2000, spans from the mountains to the Atlantic. This incorporates the town of Clanwilliam, Citrusdal, Lambert’s Bay, and Graafwater.

This varied landscape of mountains and beachfront reaches up to 2027m above sea level at the highest point of the Cederberg Mountains, Sneeuberg. This provides you with all the splendour of the Western Cape from sprawling beaches, to beautiful fynbos, and even majestic mountains.

With so much to offer it is a popular holiday destination for tourists and locals alike. This does mean that there are many Cederberg accommodation options available which can make finding the right place for you challenging. That is why we decided to write this list of our picks for the best Cederberg accommodation available. To ensure you enjoy all that this wonderful area has to offer, the way you like to.

Kagga Kamma

Easily the best Cederberg accommodation available is at Kagga Kamma Nature reserve. They are situated in the southeastern area of the Cederberg, in the Swartruggens region. This beautiful nature reserve offers wide open spaces and beautiful dry mountain fynbos. This area was also home to the San people in the past and many of their rock paintings can still be seen today. The reserve is also home to some spectacular wildlife including Eland, Gemsbok, the elusive Cape Leopard, and more. This reserve offers an unspoiled look at the natural beauty of the Cederberg mountains.

There are a number of accommodation options at Kagga Kamma. They have 10 unique cave suites which are built against some of the natural rock formations in the area. These have a small terrace, double bed, and en-suite bathroom. They also have 5 thatched hut suites with king-sized beds. Alternatively, to enjoy the open sky of the wilderness they have open-air suites with queen size beds and outdoor showers, and boma braai facilities. They also have camping stands if you prefer to go all the way back to nature. This Cederberg accommodation has something for everyone, allowing you to enjoy the area’s splendour.

Grootvlei Guest Farm

If you want a Cederberg accommodation that is on the Atlantic coast. Then look no further than the Grootvlei Guest Farm. This accommodation is situated 6km south of Lamberts Bay and is within walking distance of the ocean. Allowing you to enjoy a long stretch of uninterrupted white beach for sundowners or just beachside fun. If you are lucky you may even spot some Heaviside’s Dolphins, whales and seals from the beach as well. The guest farm is in a conservation area with beautiful sand dunes and their natural vegetation. The conservation efforts have also resulted in the return of some small game like duikers and other bucks, which roam freely between the accommodations. This accommodation offers a rare look at the natural beachside beauty of the Western Cape.

The Grootvlei Guest Farm also has a number of accommodation options available. They have the 4 star luxury guest house which has 7 double bedrooms with en suite bathrooms. A communal lounge area and outside patio, all beautifully decorated with the spirit of the ocean in mind. They have an on-the-dunes guesthouse which is an architectural marvel situated at the edge of the Atlantic Ocean. These shell-shaped rooms will bring you closer to the ocean than ever before. If you want more bare-bones their eco-village has 15 “bird nests” with a double bed. These are glamping accommodations (glamorous camping) as they offer shelter with communal ablution and braai facilities. They also have a farmhouse and farm flat on the property which offers a private self-catering experience that is ideal for those wanting a home away from home. This Cederberg accommodation is ideal for any ocean lover who wants a beachside getaway that is away from the hustle and bustle of modern life.

Gecko Creek Wilderness Lodge

Last on our list but certainly not least is Gecko Creek Wilderness Lodge. This Cederberg accommodation is on a private nature reserve that borders the Cederberg Reserve. It is located just 28km from Clan William which was voted the best town in South Africa. This acts as the perfect home base to explore all that the Cederberg has to offer. They pride themselves on minimal light pollution allowing guests to enjoy the unspoilt night sky. This Fynbos region is also famous for its biodiversity and is home to the world-famous Rooibos tea. The local wildlife includes Cape Leopard, Baboon, Antelope, Lynx and 165 bird species, including Black Eagles.

The accommodations at Gecko Creek are ideal for those wanting to leave the modern world behind and get back to nature. All the accommodations are self-catering and without electricity, except in the communal cooking area. They offer cabins with either 2 single beds or a king-size bed and patio, including a hammock that is perfect for reading. Alternatively, they have tents available with two single beds or a king-size bed. All accommodations share the communal cooking area and ablutions, which are solar powered providing warm showers. They also have a communal Boma and the Lapa which has charging points for phones, This Cederberg accommodation is ideally situated for exploring or is perfect for an escape back to nature.

These are our favourite accommodations in the Cederberg. Each of these offers a unique experience that will make your holiday a memorable one. So if you are looking for a Cederberg accommodation that won’t disappoint be sure to check out one of these. To ensure you enjoy the wonders of the Cederberg on your terms.

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