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Vergelegen Guest House Kakamas
Northern Cape

Accommodation South Africa

Vergelegen Guest House was built especially with keeping the guests needs in mind. Situated on the outskirts of Kakamas on a beautiful farm setting near the world famous Augrabies Falls. One overlooks the contrast of barren landscapes and lush green vine yards of the Orange River valley. The guest house offers 10 luxury and comfortable en-suite rooms each with a personal touch. Also available is family units. All rooms have their own private entrances which walk out on a patio. Take time to relax at the swimming pool under the African sun or take a walk down to the river. In winter you can relax at a cozy fireplace.
All rooms have air-conditioning and heating. Provided in the rooms are television with M-Net, some with bar-fridges, coffee and tea facilities. All linen and towels, and complimentary amenity kit are provided. Additional services include: laundry services, private braai area and e-mail and fax facilities. Wake up calls and room service available. 24 Hour reception. Business rooms available with internet and telephone ports.

RESTAURANT & CONFERENCE & CATERING
On the premises you can dine in an intimate a le carte restaurant which had numerous write-ups. Dine at the fireplace or outside on the patio and enjoy a sundowner and hearty meal. A feast of cuisine to excite everybody's taste buds are prepared by a gourmet chef and personally served by the owners. Fully licensed. Facilities for conferences up to 30 people. Catering available on request. Ideal for private meetings and promotions.  Catering for all occasions, venues and functions. Bar available on premises. You can be rest assured of excellent personal attention and service throughout the duration of your stay.
The Restaurant (Eat Out Magazine write-up): Vergelegen restaurant compliments the oasis like hospitality complex it is part of near the Northern Cape town of Kakamas. The decision to stay another night, by many a guest, was made after their eating experience in this uniquely created environment. The decor and style of the restaurant inside becomes the playground for the creative minds of the owners. Simplicity and effective, yet subtle statements, keeps the eye wondering but the mind at ease (relaxed). A space where tourist and business people alike, feel comfortable and looked after.
The running fountain water from the outside dinning area even further enhances the fresh and cool (calm) touch to this little patio of tribute to Tuscan lifestyle. A story line of "riverbank fusion" flair brings about a menu full of surprises. The flavours and aroma from the produce of the valley reaches new heights, when combined with more traditional restaurant dishes. Ever heard of the Biltong - and peppadew soup, Kalahari Schnitzel or Pella Cordon bleu ?
A small, reasonable priced collection of wines carefully chosen to be named the wine list. Here the locally produced wines proudly stand back to back with a selected few from the Meridian wine group. A recipe at times becomes more of a creation through inspiration and love for food, than the measurements on a piece of paper. The Kitchen team and owners, all taught by trail and error, now nestle their new found careers in the plates of food unselfishly offered to their guests.

FARM STALL, TEA GARDEN & INFORMATION DESK
Rustic styled farm stall offers a feast of local produce, dried and fresh fruit. While relaxing in Tea garden with home made treats, light lunches and renowned ground coffee you can gather info or book your activities at the information desk.
History and attractions of Kakamas: During the year 1788, great herds of buffalo were seen at Bassonsdrift. Elephants, Rhino and Hippopotamus were also regularly seen here. Kakamas comes from the Koranna word T'Kakamas, a name they gave to the place where a fierce buffalo stormed them as they were driving their cattle through the river.
There are plenty of attractions to see around Kakamas: The "Water Tunnels" were built in 1898 to 1901 under the instruction of a self trained engineer, Mr Japie Lutz. These tunnels supplied water for irrigation in an otherwise arid country where nothing but succulents will grow. There are two tunnels, 3 to 4 meters wide, 2,5 meters deep and 97 and 172 meters long. These tunnels were dug by hand through the native rock. Getting irrigation water to higher ground is a problem. Kakamas make use of water wheels to overcome this problem. There are currently 9 water wheels in use.

The Kakamas Museum is housed in the Transformer Building. This building is based on an Egyptian design as Kakamas and Egypt are equidistant from the equator. This building housed the hydro electrical power station which supplied Kakamas with electricity as early as 1912.
If you follow the Rocky Route, you will end up at Neus Weir after about half an hours drive. This weir is 936 meters long and approximately 6 meters high. On 4 February 1915, a gruesome battle were fought between German forces and the people of Kakamas. The graves of the Germans who died during the battle were re-buried at the foot of a hill approximately 4 Km outside the town. The Orange River Wine Cellars Co-op were established in 1974 and has grown to become one of the largest wine co-operatives in the world. Award winning wines are available for tasting and purchase. Guided and un-guided tours are available on request.
Kakamas is also the receiving depot of the South African Dried Fruit Co-op which was established in 1970. A wide variety of dried fruits are available for sale. Kakamas is also near to one of the most spectacular scenes in South Africa. Augrabies Falls National Park is a must see for a visitor to this part of South Africa. It is also conveniently close to the Kgalagadi Transfrontier Park.

HISTORICAL SIGHTS IN AREA
(Distances measure from Vergelegen Guest House)
Augrabies Falls National Park - 35 km
Brabeesmond succulent nursery en route to Augrabies Falls - 30 km
The Maria Coretti-mission opposite of Brabeesmond nursery ( very interesting ) - 30 km
Riemvasmaak Hot Springs and historical sights - 65 km
German graves dated during the Boer War - 1.2 km
Irrigation tunnels build by Cornish miners - 1.5 km
Museum in Egyptian style transformer building and hydraulic power station,
the first ever in South Africa - 5 km
Operating Waterwheels which are still used - 6 km
Wine Cellars and wine tasting and tours - 5 km
Rockery Route with scenic and spectacular views - 25 km

ACTIVITIES IN AREA: WHERE THE DESERT COMES ALIVE (On prior arrangement )

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Rates per room per night, specials, seasons, meals, children policy: on request

Accommodation type:
 Bed and breakfast
Single
Sharing per person
Family room (Consist of one en suite room with 1x double bed and 1x single bed)
Family suite ( Consist of two en suite rooms with interpleading passage 1x double bed and 3x single beds)
Self Catering luxury studio apartment ( Consist of 3 bedrooms with two bathrooms, a fully equipped kitchen, dining area, lounge with TV, DVD/CD player, office and private courtyard with braai facilities)
Accommodation only:
Single
Sharing per person
Family room (Consist of one en suite room with 1x double bed and 1x single bed)
Family suite ( Consist of two en suite rooms with interpleading passage 1x double bed and 3x single beds)
Self Catering luxury studio apartment ( Consist of 3 bedrooms with two bathrooms, a fully equipped kitchen, dining area, lounge with TV, DVD/CD player, office and private courtyard with braai facilities)

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