CEDERBERG, WESTERN CAPE

WELCOME to the official Cederberg tourism site - learn all about the towns situated in the Cederberg Municipal region as well as about the Cederberg mountains and Cederberg Wilderness area, what you can do here, where to have delicious meals and where you can stay…
 
The Cederberg region is only two hours from Cape Town and yet the landscape is completely different: wilder, warmer with a raw, dramatic beauty. Clanwilliam and Citrusdal with its towering mountains, brilliant purple and orange sunsets, laden with the scent of orange blossom in the spring. Lambertsbaai and Elandsbaai, with their perfect waves for surfing, offer open air restaurants serving only the best of our seafood and have an abundance of bird life to be spotted. Wupperthal and Elandskloof, both missionary villages situated within these magnificent mountains, both have a wealth of history to be discovered.
 
Enjoy the beauty of the Cederberg in your own way: walk in the mountains with not another person in sight, enjoy bouldering and climbling at Rocklands; go and discover the beautiful bird life or get your surf on; swim in the clear mountain rock pools or marvel at the delicate Bushman rock art. Or simply relax and enjoy the exhilarating peace of this unspoilt paradise. The Cederberg has an exceptional botanical diversity, being part of the Cape Floral Kingdom of South Africa, and among the twisted rock formations, farmers cultivate the world-famous healthy rooibos tea, found only in the Cederberg of South Africa.

Clanwilliam | Cederberg Wilderness Area

Algeria Office
027 482 2403
hdavids@capenature.co.za
www.cederberg.co.za

The majestic Cederberg is a 100km long mountain range known for its characteristic jagged sandstone, richly coloured by iron oxides to a deep orange, as well as its curious rock formations and Bushmen (san) rock art. Most of the Cederberg is a designated Wilderness Area (83,000ha) and is part of the Cape Floral Kingdom which is a World Heritage Site. The Cederberg Wilderness is surrounded by conservancies - land owned by farmers but conserved in its natural state - such as the Cederberg conservancy, the Pakhuis conservancy and Nardouwsberg conservancy, so that the whole Cederberg wilderness area is closer to 170,000ha. Thus the Cederberg mountains remain one of the most undisturbed areas in South Africa. The central & southern Cederberg Wilderness offers spectacular rock formations such as the Maltese Cross, the Stadsaal caves and Lot's Wife as well as bushmen rock art. The rivers provide great picnic spots with waterfalls and deep rock pools for swimming (for example at Algeria Forest Station and Maalgat near Sandrif). Classic mountain hikes here include the Maltese Cross, the Wolfberg Cracks & Arch, Middleburg and Sneeuberg. The northern Cederberg Wilderness offers the equally rewarding mountain hikes to Krakadouw and Boontjieskloof as well as donkey cart excursions to pretty unspoilt mission villages, riverside picnic spots and of course world-class rockclimbing and bouldering at Rocklands near the Pakhuis Pass. Indigenous wildlife in the Cederberg Wilderness includes klipspingers, grey rhebok, duiker and rock dassies which are all regularly seen. Porcupine, honeybadger, Cape clawless otter and even aardvark also occur though they are rarely seen. The elusive Cape Mountain leopard is fairly common but very shy. Smaller predators include the African wild cat, bat-eared fox and Cape fox. See more

EMERGENCY NUMBERS

CLANWILLIAM

Police - 027 482 8181

Hospital - 027 482 2166

Clinic - 027 482 1692

Dr. Strauss - 027 482 1629

Dr. Uys - 027 482 2111

Pharmacy - 027 482 1226

Fire Department - 027 482 1775

Ambulance - 027 482 2576

Cederberg Medical Rescuers - 10177

Veterinarian - Dr. Degenaar - Every Tuesday after 14h00 - 082 890 1181

CITRUSDAL

Police - 022 921 4100 / 10111

Ambulance - 022 921 2210 / 10177

Hospital - 022 921 2133

Doctors - 022 921 2725

LAMBERTSBAAI

Police – 027 432 8260

Ambulance – 027 482 2230

Dr. Hayes & Partners – 027 432 1136

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