Sevilla Rock Art Trail

Sevilla rock art trails and excursions from Cederberg Ridge Wilderness Lodge
Marvel at the ancient rock paintings of the San (Bushmen) people on the Sevilla Rock Art Trail.

Cederberg Ridge offers a guided rock art excursion to Sevilla usually every 2nd day. If there is one tour that we really think should be guided, it is this one. But you can visit the Sevilla Rock Art trail on a self-drive basis if you prefer. There's also a very useful booklet on these paintings for sale which we strongly recommend.

This is a collection of nine rock art sites about 30 minutes drive from Cederberg Ridge. On arrival you buy a Conservation permit from Khoisan Kitchen before starting the trail. This is a restaurant, coffee shop and craft shop on the farm near Sevilla,

The walking trail consists of 9 different rock art sites and will take about 2½ to 3 hours to complete, depending on how long you stay at each site.

Tip: If you are short of time, we would recommend walking past the first four sites to get to at least site 5 to 7 and then visiting some of the first 4 sites on the way back. Remember to carry lots of water with you in summer.

Afterwards you can grab something to eat or drink at Khoisan Kitchen.In winter, you'll encounter loads of young people in their early twenties using the cafe's free wifi. These are boulderers who come to free climb in the mountains.

Note: Though the Sevilla rock art trail does not include any major gradients, it is on fairly uneven ground. So it is not be suitable for frailer people who cannot walk very far. 

During the Wild Flower Season (August)

During the spring flower season, we usually combine the Sevilla trail with a visit to the Biedouw Valley which is another 30 minutes drive. En route we stop to visit the Englishmen's grave, a reminder that the Anglo-boer war got this close to Cape Town!  

We recommend this for self-drive visitors as well...