Shaws Kloof Hiking at Cederberg Ridge
The Cederberg Mountains rises majestically above the vineyards and citrus groves of the Oliphants River valley. There are a number of stunning hiking trails in the Cederberg.

Cederberg Ridge offers its own guided walking trails, both on our own farm and in the adjacent Wilderness Reserve. But if you want to be independent, there are some classic walks in the Cederberg which can be done on a self-guided basis. 

Cederberg Wilderness Reserve

  • The Cederberg Wilderness Reserve (which covers most of the mountain range) remains one of the most pristine areas of South Africa. Ancient mountain trails, originally cast by woodcutters, take you through pristine fynbos, such as the rare Snow Protea and Clanwilliam pincushion, and past curious rock formations.
  • Apart from "boulderers" (free-style rock climbers) in the Rocklands area during the winter months, it is rare to see other walkers in the northern Cederberg. 
  • If walking independently, you'll need to purchase a day permit to walk in the Cederberg Wilderness Reserve. This can be collected from the Cape Nature office at Kliphuis. We also recommend the Slingby map which showed maintained walking trails. BUT Some of the paths are still not very clear so we recommend discussing the trail at the lodge if you stay with us.  
  • Suggested hikes
  • Heuningvlei Jeep Track 
  • Circular Pakhuis hike
  • Algeria waterfall hike (also offered by the lodge)
  • Wolfberg Cracks (winter only, full day from lodge)
  • Maltese Cross (ideally winter as full day from lodge)
  • Check out this article about some of our favourite walks: Hiking in the northern Cederberg