A solitary fortress in the mountainside. A sanctuary of comfort amidst the bushveld. A strange home full of wonder and paleolithic sentiments.
Welcome to our house in the hill. The valley is located in an area famous for its ancient fossils and stone-age implements that connect us to our distant ancestors who used to live in these very hills. Something about this site in the valley just invoked in us the urge to build a cave. The cave was created by excavating into the mountain side and building into the cavity a deep rock lined bunker. Once a thick concrete slab had been cast to cover the space, the slope was pulled back on over, hiding the internal structure.
"The Cave has a warm & cozy feel, with natural light flowing in from skylights along the high stone walls onto soft wooden finishes."
The Cave House can accommodate up to 4 people sharing. We require a minimum of 2 people for a booking.
There are 4 beds inside (1 double, 2 singles). There is also a covered double bed outside. Bedding and bath towels provided based on number of persons.
The house and site is not baby/child proof/safe. Children over 12 are welcome.
"The rock pool is a short 15 minute walk away, and the view of the Magalies mountain makes for a superb setting for long, relaxing days."
Self-catering does not include staff to clean dishes and the kitchen.
Massages & hot stone treatments can be arranged on request. We have partnered with a local business that brought together a group of spa therapists who lost their jobs during the pandemic, creating a mobile spa.
Fire-wood is available for purchase and can be delivered to your venue.
Cell reception peaks at 4G in some spots, but can be unreliable. Uncapped internet (Wi-Fi) is available at the reception/house at the entrance to the valley - a 5 minute drive from the Cave House.
We've selected some of our favourite photos to showcase the house, accommodation and other features. We have also selected pictures showing the different seasons, which each have their own charm. Check out our feed on Instagram.
Please check the calendar shown here to see if the date you want is booked or available. Colour-bars show the booked dates.
When contacting us please indicate the venue (bush camp, sky terrace, cave house or kama cabin) you are interested in, the dates you would like, the size of the group (refer to minimum numbers for each venue) and catering requirements (if any).
The Sima Kade valley has a few good walks, or short hikes, along with a rock pool and mini-waterfall. The beauty of the valley lies in its secluded habitat of plants, animals and trees, enclosed by cliffs and a sloping valley that leads to the bubbling natural stream.
Magaliesburg has a variety of activities and adventures, from hikes, cycling/running trails, game drives, balloon rides, historical sites, markets, restaurants and breweries.There is a decently stocked Super Spar (grocery store) in Magaliesburg town - 10 minutes away. Lanseria Airport: 30mins OR Tambo: 1hr 30mins