Adventures in Cederberg

Go on, ‘Go Big!’... escape the city life and explore the raw rugged beauty of the Cederberg. The majestic Cederberg Mountains offer a natural arena for adventure-lovers only 2½ hours from Cape Town. Famous for its spectacular landscapes and fantastical rock formations, as well as its namesake, the increasingly rare cedar tree, any nature lover or outdoor enthusiast will find its opportunities and challenges difficult to exhaust. The largely dry and sunny climate of the Cederberg makes…

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Adventures in Cederberg
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Go on, ‘Go Big!’... escape the city life and explore the raw rugged beauty of the Cederberg. The majestic Cederberg Mountains offer a natural arena for adventure-lovers only 2½ hours from Cape Town. Famous for its spectacular landscapes and fantastical rock formations, as well as its namesake, the increasingly rare cedar tree, any nature lover or outdoor enthusiast will find its opportunities and challenges difficult to exhaust. The largely dry and sunny climate of the Cederberg makes it ideal for visitors all year round, but especially in our winter, when the rest of the Western Cape can be wet and miserable!

There is an extensive network of well maintained footpaths and ancient walking trails take you through pristine mountain fynbos, past wonderful rock formations and over clear mountain streams. Excellent rock climbing opportunities abound and hundreds of rocky overhangs and caves boast fine examples of Khoi-San rock art which can be anything from 300 to 6 000 years old. There is hardly a soul to be seen and a sense of peace and harmony descends on you as you walk. 

The Cederberg is not only for seasoned hikers and mountaineers though – go slackpacking on the Cederberg Heritage Route, saddle up for a horse trail, test your rock-climbing skills on our world class bouldering sites or venture off-road along challenging 4x4 routes and mountain bike trails. Alternately, the Clanwilliam and Bulshoek dams offer superb water-skiing, tubing and jet-skiing – and even yachting in the late afternoons.

Cederberg Adventures

Bouldering

Hundreds of rocky overhangs and caves with Khoi-San rock art makes the Cederberg a haven for Bouldering enthusiasts. Bouldering is rock climbing without the safety equipment so the climbing is not as risky and therefore suitable to anyone who is reasonably fit and keen to explore this rugged mountain...

Hiking

The Cederberg, a World Heritage Site, is a spectacular mountain landscape, only 2 ½ hours drive from Cape Town. This region is a treasure trove of San rock art and botanical diversity. The Cederberg is renowned for its rock climbing routes and the numerous day and overnight trails including the popular...

Mountain Biking

In sunshine and in snow, the Cederberg is a great place for Mountain Biking. Cycling is a great way to explore the sights and sounds of the rugged beauty of the majestic Cederberg Mountains. It’s only 2 ½ hours drive from Cape Town before you can escape into the wilderness on two wheels.

Mountaineering

Mountaineering or mountain climbing is an exhilarating pastime that offers challenges of strength and endurance. The peaks and valleys of the rugged Cederberg Mountains are a mountaineer’s paradise. Explore this wilderness with a qualified, registered mountain guide. Impressive features include the...

Quad Biking

Come and get muddy on a Quad Bike in the Cederberg! A ride on a Quad Bike (also known as an All Terrain Vehicle - ATV) is a four-wheeled fun experience in the great outdoors. The growing popularity of Quad Biking has seen adventure trails open up across Cederberg and what better place to enjoy this...

Rock Climbing

The Cederberg offers excellent rock climbing opportunities with hundreds of rocky overhangs and caves with Khoi-San rock art. Aside from your group and a qualified registered mountain guide there is nary a soul to be seen so you have this rugged mountain scapes all to yourself. Whether you are on a...

Slackpacking

Slackpacking is hiking without the fuss of carrying a heavy backpack and cooking your own food. The Cederberg is a treasure trove of botanical diversity and San rock art. The numerous rock climbing routes and hiking trails are not only for seasoned hikers and mountaineers – If the great outdoors appeal...

Stargazing

High in the mountains of the Cederberg lies the Cederberg Astronomical Observatory. The observatory offers Stargazing on most Saturday evenings, where you can enjoy the splendours of the night sky. Stargazing or Amateur astronomy offers you a chance to see the night skies of Cederberg in a whole...

Zip Line

The rugged Cederberg is just waiting to be explored, and what better way to view this unspoilt region than from a Zip Line, rushing through the air, high above rugged rock formations, rivers and canyons. The Cederberg is the only place in Cederberg where you can Zip Line during winter in gently falling...