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Established in 1912, Cedarville is located in the Eastern Province of South Africa in a rural region known as East Griqualand. The town is sited on a floodplain of the Umzimvubu River. The river itself originates north of Cedarville in the Drakensberg Mountains and travels 300km to the seaside town of Port St Johns.
The area surrounding Cedarville falls under a protected environment and consists mostly of commercial farms, sprinkled with all manner of inviting accommodation, from cosy log cabins to high end lodges.
Cedarville is visited for the fantastic scenery, the snow in winter, the bird life, hiking trails, 4x4 routes and the crisp clean air. The town is named after the 1932m-high Cedarberg Peak that looms over the town.
Whether you are seeking a relaxing holiday in a quiet, scenic spot or an outdoor adventure, Cedarville should be on your list of must-dos.
Top 6 reasons to visit Cedarville
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For a more down to earth experience there are guest houses. Less expensive than hotels, they offer a more homey environment, as well as more privacy. Converted from a private house it’s a much gentler environment and for those with furry friends, there are also pet friendly options. They are usually well situated with shops and places of interest nearby. Being so small it offers a much more personal and intimate attention to it’s upkeep, leaving you with a more polished and homely experience.