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To swim in Cederberg
The Cederberg is a mountain range stretching approximately 100kms in a vast wilderness area. It covers 83000ha of mountains, valleys, fynbos vegetation and streams. The Cederberg Wilderness area falls within the Cape Floral Region, a World Heritage Site. The two main towns nearby are Clanwilliam to the north, and Citrusdal to the south in the Western Cape Province It is a 200kms drive north from Cape Town.
The Cederberg was named after the hardy Clanwilliam Ceder tree, now close to extinction. The tree is a protected species.
In winter, the area around the Cederberg is awash with ripe citrus orchards and snow-capped mountains. In spring the fields are carpeted in colourful and unique wildflowers. Summer rains bring rapid flowing rivers ,and the Clanwilliam dam wall spewing overflowing water is a sight to behold.
If you are a nature lover looking for peace and solitude, the Cederberg is your ideal destination.
Things to do
Unleash the adventurer in you and attempt the many strenuous hiking, rock climbing and boulder hopping routes – beginning at the Algeria forest station – to the unusual and bizarre rock formations with names such as Wolfberg Arch, Maltese Cross and the Maalgat rock pools. Look out for the elusive leopard and caracal along the way.
Travel over the Pakhuis Pass to walk the Sevilla rock art trail. The art was produced by South Africa’s oldest inhabitants, the San, who used ochre to paint culturally relevant figures and animals onto rock surfaces. Further along is the Wupperthal Mission Station, a window back in time.
Amongst all this remoteness there is a well-established wine route! The Olifant’s River Valley wine route begins at Citrusdal and ends in Lutzville in the north. One wine farm on the route is west along the road to Lambert’s Bay.
Prepare a picnic basket (or ask your host) and head for the shores of the picturesque man... Show more
Guests escape the noise and bustle of lodges by opting to stay in either fully self-catering or bed and breakfast cottages. Self-catering cottages are a home away from home and come fully equipped with everything guests need. Most self catering cottages also come with a cleaning service, Dstv, and a private patio/entertainment area. Guests who opt for bed and breakfast cottages enjoy their own private patio/entertainment area, luxury amenities, Dstv, and cleaning service. There is often a small kitchenette, if guests wish to do a little cooking, and a relaxing lounge area. Cottages are ideal for families, small groups of friends and couples wishing for a more private retreat.