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Set in an outstandingly beautiful area, Cata is clean, vibrant and friendly offering the tourist an amazing holiday or weekend break. The scenic route from Stutterheim to Cata, passing the beautiful Gubu Dam and historic town of Keiskammahoek, is approximately 60km.
Accommodation is offered at the Cata Chatels, fully-equipped self-catering chalets sitting atop the hills with stunning views of the village and valley below. There are two chalets, each comprising 2 single and 2 double bedrooms, a small and cosy lounge, kitchenette and bathroom. Between the self-catering chalets sits a large lounge/conference centre equipped with a central fire place to keep off the winter chills. There is also a full kitchen provided for large parties or a wonderful, covered braai area where you can enjoy the striking vistas.
There is plenty to do while visiting this area. Not only are there wonderful local walks, but Cata is also part of the Amatola Hiking Trail. To cater for all levels of fitness, Birdlife South Africa has mapped out various routes through the forest or another option would be to go on horse back or by mountain bike. Avid bird watchers will be delighted to know that there are frequent sightings of the endangered Cape Parrot, Green Twinspot and Olive Ground Thrush. For those fascinated by history and culture, there is also a community museum which traces the forced removals and land restitution and Xhosa lessons can be given to those who are interested.
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