Things To Do in CeresKagga Kamma 4x4 Trail
Where? Kagga Kamma, near Ceres, Western Cape
When? Booking is required.
How? Call +27 (0)21 872-4343
How much? Price on request
The Kagga Kamma Game Reserve is a stunning piece of the South African wilderness that is tucked away in the Cederberg Mountain Range. This part of the Western Cape is simultaneously sparse and abundant, offering such diversity that those with a love for the outdoors can scarcely get enough of it; returning year after year.
The Kagga Kamma 4x4 Trail spans some 100 kilometres through the reserve and the Cederberg, traversing mountains and valleys against exquisite backdrops that promise lasting memories. It takes about six hours to complete, if drivers can resist the urge to stop along the way and admire their surrounds. However, it is recommended that you tackle it over the course of a few days so that you can camp over and get the most out of the scenery.
The Kagga Kamma 4x4 Trail comprises a network of off-road tracks that are made up of gravel, stones (some loose, some more stable) and sand, with steep areas that guarantee adventure and fun. There are twists and turns to test the driver and their vehicle, as well as some really steep ascents and descents to get the heart racing. The proís recommend walking the drop into Joubertís Werf before attempting to drive it, to familiarise yourself with the terrain and its unexpected turns beforehand.
It is necessary for those taking on the Kagga Kamma 4x4 challenge to bring their own water and ablution facilities.
Along the way, look out for some of the birds, plants and land animals that continue to make this region so special. Game drives and hikes are a fabulous way of experiencing the Cederberg in a very real, personal way. Visitors to the area can also go on formal rock art tours and guided quad bike adventures. Cape Town is about three hours away, and is filled to the brim with cosmopolitan malls, historic monuments, galleries, restaurants, clubs, and natural attractions.