what to do in The Cederberg

The Cederberg Mountains lie approx 2 hours drive north of Cape Town and the Winelands. Yet it is like no other area of the Cape. Here there are no manicured gardens, glitzy shops or attractions teeming with tourists. Rather you experience a raw, rugged beauty and a sense of utter peace and tranquillity. But without driving for hours and hours to get it!

As you travel over the Piekenierskloof Pass, you descend into a different world. The countryside has changed. It's wilder and warmer, with a raw, dramatic beauty. The Cederberg Mountains, brilliant purple in the late afternoon light, tower over our fruit-filled valley which is laden with the scent of orange blossom in the spring.

Below we outline some of the top things to do in the Cederberg. It's a natural arena for adventure lovers with great hiking and mountain biking opportunities. However its stunning mountain passes and landscapes can be equally enjoyed by vehicle. The Cederberg is also known for its beautiful wild flowers in spring, with good rains seeing carpets of flowers in August. Enjoy hiking in the wilderness, swimming in natural rock pools or simply relaxing in one of the most beautiful and peaceful areas of South Africa.

Cederberg Ridge Wilderness Lodge is your base to enjoy this beautiful region with a range of activities and excursions on offer.  

TOP THINGS TO DO IN THE CEDERBERG

Shaws Kloof Hiking at Cederberg Ridge

HIKING TRAILS

Plenty of stunning hiking trails in the Cederberg, much of which is in Cederberg Wilderness Reserve....
Church in Clanwilliam Town

CLANWILLIAM TOWN & MUSEUM

Visit fascinating Clanwilliam Museum to learn about the history, culture. rooibos tea and farming......
Cederberg Horse Riding

HORSE-RIDING

Guided horse-riding on offer at nearby Klein Kliphuis....
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