Sima Kade



Over thousands of years a river gently carved away a deep gorge, creating the beautiful hidden valley that we call Sima Kade.


The Sima Kade venues are the result of a careful, but deliberate, intersection of architecture, nature and simple-living.


Enjoyed as an escape, a retreat, a home, a refuge or a return to nature, Sima Kade is full of wonder.

Welcome to Sima Kade


Sima Kade (Tree of Life) is nestled in a private valley in Magaliesburg. Built using stone and wood from the valley the three separate, self-catering venues mimic the surrounding environment, flowing from forest to river-side to grass along stone pathways. Designed as sustainable off-grid retreats for total immersion in the natural environment, Sima Kade is truly at one with its surroundings. The venues are ideal for groups, ceremonies, outdoor enthusiasts, retreats and totally private, secluded stays. We have small medium and large venues with the capacity for romantic weekends away for two, intimate gatherings of friends or workshops with large groups of guests and facilitators.

This valley hosts a cornucopia of indigenous plant and animal life, thriving on a river of natural spring-water that flows from water-falls and rock pools, down into forests and small gorges. Walking paths allow for day excursions around the valley along the tall cliffs and into our beautiful forested amphitheater. The night sky provides a clear view of the stars. The valley has a cosy ambiance, surrounding the tranquil venues with plush green slopes in summer and warm golden grasses in winter - looking out over the Magalies valley rolls up against its famous southern cliffs for picturesque sunsets.



Our five independant self catering venues. Click to visit the venue page, see the rates and view the calendar for availability.

BUSH CAMP (16 pax)

SKY TERRACE (16 pax)

CAVE HOUSE (2 to 4 pax)

KAMA CABIN (2 pax)




Our chef is an expert in vegetarian cuisine, with a wide range of signature dishes and fresh ingredients that guests of SK have come to know and love. Catering is only available for groups of 10 or more. Follow her on IG: @melissa_and_the_kitchen. We can also provide catering for events, functions and retreats outside of Sima Kade, ask us for a quote.

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