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Quaint little town with easy access.
The rooibos capital of the world, Clanwilliam is reached via the N7 highway from Cape Town. Depending on the time of year, the route is marvellously scenic and as you near Clanwilliam, the scent of thousands of orange blossoms hits the nose and colourful groves flanking the highway, with the snow-capped Cederberg Mountains in the background, is your visual panorama. Brightly painted farm stalls line the road, selling their fresh fruit and locally-made crafts.
Aside from the town’s beauty, a compelling reason to visit Clanwilliam is the dam that stretches for 18km along the road. During the rainy season, water spews from the dam wall in an impressive show of rainbow-tinted spray.
Clanwilliam town is one of the oldest in the country, neatly maintained by its citizens and with many restored historical buildings. The craggy Cederberg Mountains lie to the east of the town where visitors can marvel at the rock formations and have an opportunity to see the scarce Clanwilliam cedar tree miraculously growing through rock fissures.
Top 6 reasons to visit Clanwilliam
1. Visit the Rooibos Ltd Factory in Clanwilliam for a tour and to sample caffeine-free rooibos tea, regarded as a superfood with anti-oxidant properties and loaded with vital minerals. For those who don’t drink herbal tea in the traditional way, the factory manufactures iced teas.
2. The Clanwilliam dam is enjoyed for its water sports, fishing and swimming. Opt for a sunset booze cruise to appreciate the calm waters while the sun sets over the mountains.
3. Clanwilliam is the favoured destination for visitors arriving for the wild flower season. Masses of flowers appear after the first spring rains and drab field are transformed into a profusion of colours. The Clanwilliam Wildflower Show is held in an old church with most flower varieties on display.
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Self Catering places can be found from rural to urban areas and can vary in what they offer. They allow plenty freedom and is a great inexpensive way to spend your holiday. They have been widely classified as a “Home away from home”. This is a good option for guests who don’t mind cooking their own food, and are looking for a more independent and flexible form of accommodation. For budget and large families, we would recommend self-catering for a more personalised experience.