Rock Art

The Cederberg is one of the best areas for ancient San (Bushmen) rock art in the world, with over 2,500 discovered sites, a number of which are easily accessible.

The Cederberg mountains are filled with silent stories of Bushman rock art. Some are clear depictions of everyday events, other are enigmatic. Thousands of years old, this bushmen rock art speaks of the inhabitants of these rugged mountains, who lived lightly within a world they understood, and danced and painted energetically. Their legacy litters the Cedarberg, along well-known trails that need no guide to find the way. You may be fortunate to discover one of the thousands of paintings not yet seen by modern eyes. There are a number of trails and rock art sites to visit, with no crowds or queues, where the only fence between you and the living art is appreciative respect.

The Cederberg is also known for our picturesque mission villages of Wupperthal, Heuningvlei and Elandskloof, Anglo-Boer history and some delightful little country museums.

TIPS FOR VISITING THE ROCK ART SITES

A number of short booklets describing some of the best sites are available at Clanwilliam and Citrusdal Tourism Bureaus. These will greatly enhance your enjoyment. It is strictly forbidden to touch the rock art or disturb the sights in any way such as putting water on the paintings. The ground may be uneven around the various sites so we recommend comfortable walking shoes, a hat and lots of water!

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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