The Sky Terrace

A mixture between an Incan village and a modern, bush-veld glamping experience. A series of lawned terraces built on a shelf beneath majestic cliffs, overlooking the rest of the valley and the Magalies mountains.
Arriving at the Sima Kade valley, we were curious as to how we would build on land that had no level surfaces, until we came across a small clearing up one of the slopes. The clearing provided a great view of the valley and some level playing field on which to create a big lawn for playing. Initially we built the terrace for camping with an open-air kitchen, massive dining area and independent bathrooms. However, as we began to realise the potential of the location, the Terrace grew into a village, much like its predecessor, the Bush Camp, but on a whole new level - closer to the 'Sky' as it were. In its current form the Terrace is evolving into a unique venue for hosting events, gatherings, functions, retreats, groups and ceremonies.
A main lawn area is surrounded by stone amphitheatre-seating looking towards a covered stage structure. Another two terraced lawns extend behind the stage connecting the large kitchen and dining areas, on the right, with the bathrooms and showers, on the left. Along the two back terraces are 7 repurposed, mobile, grain-silo bedroom-pods. Positioned on a lower terrace is a stone-tower with two beautiful bedrooms. The main lawn leads to the round, gathering "Butterfly Hall", with its wooden floors, wrap-round wall-top windows and 11 double doors. Further up the slope, towards the cliffs, is another terrace where there is a, farm-inspired, swimming pool and lawn, surrounded by majestic mountain views.

Repurposed grain-silos turned into mobile bedroom-pods, with two beds (bunk-style) in each. A glamping concept completely unique to Sima Kade.

Butterfly Hall

A large round hall with a strong wooden floor and stone walls broken up by 11 double doors. The hall has a butterfly roof floating on wrap-around windows and a large fireplace.

Stone Towers

Tall rock structure perched on the slope with large glass windows and a butterfly roof. The tower has 2 en-suite bedrooms.


  • Large kitchen with scullery and pantry
  • Massive covered dining area
  • Gas fridge, stoves, braai and geysers
  • General kitchen, braaing & eating equipment
  • Large grass amphitheater with stone seating
  • Ladies & mens bathrooms
  • Open-air fire pits
  • A stone tower with 2 rock bedroom cabins (en-suite)
  • 5 repurposed grain-silo bedroom capsules (2 beds each)
  • 2 star-pod capsules sleeping 1-2 each (double bed)
  • Shaded grass embankments
  • Shaded camping space
  • Covered wooden stage area in front of Amphitheater
  • Large, round closed-in gatherings/events hall with wooden floor and fireplace
  • Solar powered LED lighting & inverter providing 220V at plug points
  • Capacity:

    The Sky Terrace can only be booked by one group at a time and we require a minimum of 10 people for a booking. The terrace can accommodate groups of 16 - 18 people sharing rooms. There are 16 beds - with bedding provided. There are 9 bedrooms (7 capsules & 2 cabins) that can comfortably sleep 2 people per room (sharing). A gatherings hall that is an ideal space for hosting meditation, yoga, dance and drama workshops. The 2 bathrooms are located next to the capsules, with en-suite bathrooms in the 2 cabins. For overflow there is shaded camping space where tents can be pitched at a separate rate.

    "While still rustic and connected to the environment, the structures have a unique architectural style that cannot be found elsewhere."

    Standard Rates:

    Self catering rate R600pppn (bedding & towels provided)

    Minimum group size of 10 people & minimum 2 night stay

    Firewood @ R350 for whole stay

    Please Note:
    • Midweek bookings are not required to meet the minimum 10 people requirement (Mon-Thur, excl. public holidays & December).
    • Children under 12 not allowed.
    • Deposit of R6000 to secure booking.
    • Rates based on a two-night booking.
    • Above prices are for 2023.
    • 2024 rates will be subject to increase.
    • Viewings can usually be arranged on available weekdays.


    If required Sky Terrace bookings can include vegetarian catering for groups of 10 people or more. We will design a menu and budget per person (about R550pp/day) for the chosen culinary layout. Snacks, tea and coffee will be provided. We source the organic ingredients from farms in the area and the meals are prepared by chefs.

    Self-catering does not include staff to clean dishes and the kitchen.

    Tents can be arranged for additional guests, please inquire for rates. Bringing your own tents? A camping fee still applies.

    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 the 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.


    Contact Us

    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).


    Our Location

    Our Surroundings

    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