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Cedarberg Wilderness Area

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Clanwilliam, South Africa
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Simply amazing area.

This are is simply amazing to travel through and explore. The gravel roads tend to be rather... read more

Reviewed 13 September 2017
Bennett B
Port Elizabeth, South Africa
Amazing Birdlife

If you are a keen birder, then you will absolutely love this area. I was with my birding Club and... read more

Reviewed 11 September 2017
Jenny W
Cape Town, South Africa
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Just hours from Cape Town, the Cedarberg Mountains are the rustic home of ancient rock paintings and rare animal species.
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  • Very good22%
  • Average3%
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Clanwilliam, South Africa
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Reviewed 13 September 2017

This are is simply amazing to travel through and explore. The gravel roads tend to be rather corrugated in places but the vistas and sights to see are magnificent. The Bushman rock art that is found in this region is superb. There are a number...More

Thank Bennett B
Reviewed 11 September 2017

If you are a keen birder, then you will absolutely love this area. I was with my birding Club and we spotted just over 100 different birds in three days. Well worth a visit.

Thank Jenny W
Reviewed 9 September 2017

The Cederberg wilderness area will enthrall you, whether you are hiking , doing 4 x 4 trip or seeking out the stunning wines of the area. With its amazing rock formations and natural beauty it is a photographer's dream. Hikers can put on their boots...More

Thank Tweet G
Reviewed 7 September 2017

We stayed on the Driehoek family farm for a few days in early September. One day we hiked up to the Maltese Cross which is a relatively strenuous hike about 450m up to a rocky plateau at 1420 mamsl. This takes about 2 hours. The...More

Thank Peter F
Reviewed 17 May 2017

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 25 April 2017

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

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Rachael A
22 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.
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