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Citrusdal is reached from Cape Town via the ultra-scenic Piekenierskloof Pass. On the approach to Citrusdal heading down the pass, the magnificent Cederberg Mountains is seen in the background, the 2km high snow-capped Sneeuberg Peak the standout feature, with the town in a sunken valley below.
The town was first established in 1916 as a parish to farmers in the area. Prior to this, farmers would have to travel many miles by ox wagon to attend formal church gatherings.
Citrusdal is a major citrus producing area, the climate and location ideal for this fruit genus. However, the town is probably better known for its hot springs and is included in both the rooibos and wildflower routes. The town is also a final destination for visitors wanting to experience the Cederberg Mountains.
While the entrance to the town is unremarkable, dig a little deeper exploring the town and surrounding area and you will find it’s a... Show more
For those who are a little adventurous and enjoy the company of other travellers, you can decide to stay at a Backpackers. Often having to share a room with others as well as costs, it is incredibly inexpensive. Often the best choice for those who may be just passing through or will be occupied for the majority of their day. It comes with the most basic amenities and is often formed as part of a bar or similar establishment. Not recommended for those who want privacy, this is best suited for those who wouldn’t mind meeting various other interesting travellers.