Cederberg Adventures and Fun Things To Do.
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 that 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.