Walking Trails

Enjoy guided (or independent) walking trails & mountain biking right from the lodge, or in the Cederberg Wilderness Reserve (only 15 mins drive away). Our trails range from an easy 45 minutes to 3+ hours.

Most of the mountain range is part of the Cederberg Wilderness Reserve and remains one of the most pristine areas of South Africa.

On the farm, we have a wide range of trails to enjoy. Trails range from easy walks of 45-60 minutes to a hike up the iconic Spitzkop peak with its panoramic views.

You can join one of our guided walks, or you can walk independently. It is up to you!

Most of these can be done on a self-guided basis as they are all marked. Ask for one of our walking maps to guide you. 

Ridge walk (R) – 45 mins easy, apart from a short 10 min uphill at the start to get up to the top of the ridge

Valley Walk (V) – circular, but with plenty of cut-across points so you choose how far as you wish to walk, up to 1½ hours if walk the whole valley including the orchards and vineyards.

Valley & Plateau Walk (P) – circular walk of approx 1½ hours

Spitzkop Circular Walk (S) – varied circular walk, 2 hours from parking area, 2½ to 3 hours from the lodge

Spitzkop Ridge (SR) – Strenuous hike up our mountain, 2+ hours from parking area, 3 hours from the lodge

Note: After some heavy rains/flash floods, our paths have been badly affected. But they will be fixed after the grape harvest.

We also offer guided walks in the Cederberg Wilderness Reserve. Again these range from an easy 30 minute stroll before sundowner drinks through to 3 to 4 hours.

Note: There are options for more serious full day treks if you are a small group of 4 or more. Contact us to discuss this prior to your arrival. It would be subject to availability of guides as it's outside our usual portfolio of excursions.


The ideal time for longer walks is from mid March to mid December (ie not high summer). But in summer we set off hiking before breakfast in the cool of the day. Breakfast then turns into a well-earned brunch affair!