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Maltese Cross Hike

The Maltese Cross is a 7km scenic hike in the Cederberg which takes approximately 3.5 to 4 hours if you just make it a leisurely hike and stop for a break at the awe inspiring rock formation. The hike is classified as a moderate half day walk from Dwarsrivier and is only possible once a permit has been acquired from the Dwarsrivier Farm and then follow their map to the start of the walk. The first half of the hike is an uphill climb along a very clear path to the Maltese Cross with magnificent views of the Cederberg mountain range and then its back down the hill along the same path. The rock formation is in reality a monolith which has been left behind after millions of years of erosion around it and stands almost as high as a 5 storey building.

Directions
From Cape Town, take the N7 turn-off on the N1 and, 28 km after Citrusdal, turn right at the Algeria/Cederberg sign. Continue past Algeria and over the Uitkyk Pass - about 46 km of gravel road - until you reach Dwarsrivier, also the home of the world famous Cederberg Wines. The total distance from Cape Town is approximately 250 km or 3 hours drive.

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Tel: +27-27-4822825

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Sleeps: 122 in 34 units/rooms
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The Baths

Self Catering House, Cottage, Chalet Accommodation in Citrusdal

32.7km South of center of Maltese Cross Hike

The Baths Natural Hot Springs is a privately owned resort situated 16km from Citrusdal.

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Sleeps: 23 in 6 units/rooms
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Enjo Nature Farm

Self Catering House, Cottage, Chalet Accommodation in Clanwilliam

36.3km North of center of Maltese Cross Hike

The philosophy at Enjo Nature Farm is a simple one: Escape, breathe, relax and chill. Not a difficult undertaking when the surrounding scenery leaves your mouth hanging open at every turn...

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Sleeps: 34 in 5 units/rooms
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Pampoen Fontein

Self Catering House, Cottage, Chalet Accommodation in Porterville

48.2km South of center of Maltese Cross Hike

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 thousand acres of wild flowers, sandstone mountains, pristine dams and spectacular views.

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Clanwilliam Hotel

Hotel / Boutique Hotel Accommodation in Clanwilliam

48.4km North West of center of Maltese Cross Hike

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 rooms, swimming pool and secure parking.

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