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Cedarberg Wilderness Area

#3 of 8 things to do in Clanwilliam Features Animals
Clanwilliam, South Africa
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Stunning destination

It compares to nothing else, fynbos, dry, warm, wild, u=authentic, a marvelous discovery. After 3... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Jo L
Vereeniging, South Africa

This is an area of outstanding rock formations,shapes and sizes are amazing, from 450 million years... read more

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“Stunning destination”
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Clanwilliam, South Africa
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Reviewed 1 week ago

It compares to nothing else, fynbos, dry, warm, wild, u=authentic, a marvelous discovery. After 3 visits it just calls for more.

Thank Jo L
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This is an area of outstanding rock formations,shapes and sizes are amazing, from 450 million years to 250 million years.

Thank laisha77
Reviewed 7 January 2017

The beauty of this area never fails to amaze me & keeps us coming back year after year. The beautiful rock formations, the hiking trails, the swimming holes & waterfalls are what makes the Cedarberg so special. There are many accommodation options to choose from,...More

Thank JennyBCapeTown
Reviewed 24 September 2016

Strangely enough, it feels like the Scottish highlands. Beautiful drives and stunning scenery. go in September to catch the glorious wildflowers.

Thank Brian H
Reviewed 21 September 2016

This is a place that still has very little evidence of mankind. There are stretches of unspoilt views and a bounty of hiking trails to choose from. Be careful not to loose your heart to this place. It really makes me feel like I am...More

Thank HopeCT
Reviewed 19 September 2016

We stayed in the Algeria Camp, run by Cape Nature, in one of the new chalets. On the first day we walked up the waterfall trail from the Algeria campsite - a fairly strenuous walk but the trail is very well marked and is relatively...More

1  Thank robdotinfo
Reviewed 18 September 2016

We did the hike up to the waterfalls (from the camp behind reception) which was medium hard and much fun.

Thank Matilda F
Reviewed 15 September 2016 via mobile

Rugged mountains and clear night skies. This is a treat everyone should enjoy. If you love hiking there are numerous trails of varying difficulty. The bushman paintings are definitely worth visiting. There are also some great 4x4 drives especially down to the Bidouw Valley. My...More

Thank Back_Road_Tours
Reviewed 20 July 2016 via mobile

Many attractive areas in this vast wilderness area. From the Rocklands boulders around the Pakhuys pass to the Stadsaal caves and the San rockart. Excellent area for birding. High likelihood to encounter Baboon families, Eland-antelopes, Springbok and Dassies. There is also a winery and a...More

Thank LUC T
Reviewed 19 June 2016 via mobile

It's worth driving 3 hours up the N7 West Coast highway turn off at Clanwilliam up through the Pakhuis Pass, passed Louis Leipold's final resting place into the rugged beauty of the Cederberg- stunning rock formations and wide open spaces that invite trail walks and...More

Thank Wildpeacock1
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Rachael A
Is it possible to get to the Cederberg Wilderness area by public transport from Cape Town?
23 January 2017|
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Response from Back_Road_Tours | Reviewed this property |
No it is not. The only way is self drive as it remote.
My husband and I (retired but fairly fit) are thinking of travelling to the Cederberg Mountains after a road trip in SA. Could anyone please advise some helpful information. Would our small hired car be okay to travel on the roads/pass? How many days do you think we would need for a reasonable stay 2,3 4 or more? What is there do there? Are there short walks? Has anyone been on the 4x4 drive available please? Has anyone stayed anywhere else in the area that is worth seeing? We have about 10 days to fill after Cape Town. Any information would be grateful. Thank you!
2 December 2016|
Response from robdotinfo | Reviewed this property |
Yep, as long as you you're prepared to drive gently, a small car will be fine! The main road that you need to travel is from the Algeria camp to Dwarsrivier where the main hikes start (to the Maltese Cross and to the... More
Bush camps please
24 February 2015|
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