The Cederberg is a vast wilderness area covering over 71,000 ha of rugged mountains, located about approximately 200 km north of Cape Town. The stark beauty of this arid landscape is best appreciated at sunset when the sandstone cliffs come alive with brilliant hues of ochre.
Eons of erosion by wind and rain have carved out curious rock formations, including famous landmarks like the Wolfberg Arch and the Maltese Cross.
Summer temperatures can soar into the 40's so hikers would be well-advised to avoid the noon day sun in during this time of year, especially as the sparse vegetation provides very little shelter.
The snow protea is just one of the many rare fynbos species that are endemic to the Cederberg Wilderness Area. Rooibos is another species of fynbos endemic to the region. This herb is processed by local farmers in Clanwillian area and sold in health throughout the world.
ATTRACTIONS & ACTIVITIES AT CEDERBERG WILDERNESS AREA:
- hiking trails
- striking sandstone rock formations
SUMMARY OF WILDLIFE & FLORA:
Vegetation: fynbos, succulents
Mammals: baboon, rock hyrax, meerkat, mongoose, leopard, caracal
DIRECTIONS TO CEDERBERG WILDERNESS AREA:
- from Citrusdal follow the R7 northward for 27 km
- turn right at the signpost for Algeria / Cederberg
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48.0km South of center of Cederberg Wilderness Area
Pampoen Fontein farm offers self catering accommodation in the Porterville area, Cape West Coast. Pampoen Fontein Farm is situated on a plateau high in the Olifants River Mountains two hours from Cape Town. We offer complete peace and quiet within a thous
Sleeps: 84 in 42 units/rooms
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48.9km North West of center of Cederberg Wilderness Area
Clanwilliam Hotel provides hotel accommodation in Clanwilliam, Cape West Coast. Ensconced in the magical Oliphant's River Valley, Clanwilliam Hotel is situated off the beaten track. Only two hours drive from Cape Town, the hotel offers air-conditioned roo
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