There are still places in the world where time slows down; places that are wild and remote, free from distractions and that provide clarity and a promise of discovery. One such place is Bakkrans, an exclusive 6000 ha private concession in a largely undiscovered part of the Cederberg Wilderness Area.
Set within the rugged Rooi Cederberg Karoo Park, it falls within the Cape Floral Region – a World Heritage Site and one of the most unique regions in terms of plant diversity.
Find magnificent sandstone mountain ranges, indigenous birds and wildlife including Cape Mountain Zebra, Oryx and the world’s smallest tortoise. Early human history is captured in rock paintings that are thousands of years old, and in artefacts thought to date back at least 100 000 years that have been unearthed in the region.
In this surreal landscape, Justin Bonello and Ozan Emre Yerlikaya will host you for an exclusive stay and adventure.
One of Justin Bonello’s multiple talents is inspiring people to embrace a love of food – the South African way. A filmmaker, chef, urban farmer, entrepreneur and television personality, he is best known for starring in his own food and travel show, Cooked. Justin has published 7 recipe books and is currently working on his next one. Having won multiple awards for his reality television series, his focus is now on finding ways to reduce his footprint on the planet and influence change in how city dwellers live in urban environments. In his spare time, you’ll find him creating magic at the braai, or in the kitchen fearlessly experimenting with flavours and ingredients. The sun, the open road and the smoky aromas of a steak cooking nearby – are Justin’s favourite memory makers.
Luxury redefined: your own space, at your own pace. Head into the wild, driving north towards Bakkrans and the Cederberg Mountains and taking you immediately off-road on a 4×4 trail within the concession, introducing you to the dramatic landscape for which the area is known.
Settle into your stone and thatch ‘Shepherd’s Hut’, which offers rustic luxury with five-star linen and considerate touches. Sunset drinks overlooking the Tankwa Desert are followed by fireside stories and dinner by Justin, an array of activities each day unlocking the area’s magic