Bakkrans Private Wilderness Concession
“Exclusive respite under a million dazzling stars…”
There are still places in the world where time slows down; where you are free from distractions and interruptions, that hold a vast promise of self-discovery.
Red Cederberg Escape’s Justin Bonello and Travel Designers Ozzy Yerlikaya are proud to introduce Bakkrans, an exclusive one of a kind 6000ha private concession in a largely undiscovered part of the Cederberg Wilderness Area, nestled in the rugged Red Cederberg.
Beyond early human history captured in rock paintings that are thousands of years old and artefacts that are thought to date back at least 100 000 years, the concession falls within both a World Heritage Site and the Cape Floral Region.
Internationally recognised as one of the most unique regions in terms of plant and animal diversity, the red sandstone mountain ranges provide refuge to the indigenous game, birds and other wildlife including Cape Mountain Zebra, Oryx, the world’s smallest tortoise and the ever-elusive leopard of the Cape Fold Mountains.
Accommodation is limited to a maximum of 8 guests in traditional thatched, stone-walled veld cottages, that are furnished to reflect the lifestyle of the herders who stayed in this area during the bygone Cape frontier era and every Escape is tailored and hosted by Justin and Ozzy.
Bakkrans Private Wilderness Concession is far removed from any tourist lodges or residences, offering guests total peace and seclusion while hiking, mountain biking, game driving or simply unwinding. It is one of the few places left in the world that’s a truly authentic, off the grid, zero-connectivity experience; a space that assures exclusive respite under a million dazzling stars.
Bakkrans is a founding member of the Cederberg Conservancy and the Rooi Cederberg Karoo Park. There are no inner fences in the reserve to control and obstruct the free movement of our game. Where we were able to convince some of our neighbours, we have opened corridors in our border fences to allow all small game unhindered movement between the neighbouring properties. The only game that cannot access these corridors is our Cape Mountain Zebras, which are an endangered species and must be kept safely within the borders of the Bakkrans Reserve.