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Winter /ˈwɪntə/ noun – the coldest, most beautiful season of the year

Posted By Marilynh / February 6, 2019 / 0 Comments

Kagga Kamma might seem like an arid location
during spring and summer,
but have you ever witnessed the splendour of winter?

 

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Some may find winter to be their least favourite season every year. With constant whirling winds and an insistent downpour of rain, it may seem like the perfect weather to climb into bed with a good book or movie and just stay indoors. However, for all of you brave souls out there, I encourage you to take a step into the great outdoors and embrace the beauty of the lightly frosted, rain sprinkled nature. Watch the world around you come alive with vibrant colours and reminiscing smells that are guaranteed to bring out the 5-year-old in you.

 

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So, jump into a pair of polka dotted gumboots and marvel at every little thing in nature that captures your eye. The best thing about the rain on Kagga Kamma (and every young child will agree) is the puddles. I’m not just talking about any ordinary puddle that one might find simply by walking down the road, no, these puddles are far more complex and much more magnificent than you could ever dream of seeing. They are not mere puddles but instead stunning rock pools. Now don’t get me wrong, they are incredibly fun to splash around in, however, our puddles form part of an amazing seasonal ecosystem.

 

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It’s no secret that Kagga Kamma is known for its beautiful weather sculpted rock formations.  However, what you may not know, is that Kagga Kamma actually means place of water. I know that you may be thinking that we’ve all been out in the sun for too long and lost our minds but there is water all around us; you just need to know where to look. One such place are these amazing natural rock pools, formed by the ocean, moulded by the weather and designed to hold rainwater for up to a week.

 

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These rock pools are not only an important part of the ecosystem allowing for water-dependent animals to migrate over otherwise dry areas, but they also provide a home to the various toad and fish species that turn up seasonally with the rain and make a home in these bigger rock pools and seasonal dams.

 

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Now as you may know, the Western Cape has been experiencing the most severe drought in recorded history. This has caused massive devastation on every level, and Kagga Kamma has not been an exception. We receive our water from the Cape, so, as a result, we also have been struggling this past year.  The lack of water has taken a toll on our vegetation, and consequently, our animals as well.

 

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In light of the impending rainy season, come and dance with us in the rain! Splash in the puddles and watch the beautiful landscape change with every blink of an eye.

Enjoy nature at its very best.

 

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Don’t miss your chance to dance in the rain.

Contact us now on +27 (0) 21 872 4343

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and reserve your winter getaway.

 

 

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