Cederberg Adventures

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…

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Adventures in Cederberg
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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.

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...

Guided Hiking

Guided Hiking in Cederberg. Time is never more precious than when you are on holiday. If you’re lucky you have 10 days, maybe a bit more and you want...

Hiking

Cederberg Hiking Trips near Clanwilliam. The Cederberg, a World Heritage Site, is a spectacular mountain landscape, only a 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...

River Rafting

River Rafting Trips in the Cederberg, South Africa. The Cederberg wilderness region of the Western Cape province offers visitors multi-day kayaking and rafting adventures on the Doring River. Only a 2.5 hour drive from Cape Town, the area is almost on the doorstep of the city. The best time for rafting...

Rock Climbing

Rock Climbing in the Cederberg close to Cape Town. 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 these rugged mountain...

Slackpacking

Slackpacking in the Cederberg Mountains near Cape Town. 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...

Stargazing

Stargazing in the Cederberg near Cape Town. 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 splendors of the night sky. Stargazing or Amateur astronomy offers you a chance to see...

Zip Line

Zip Line in the Cederberg near Ceres. Ceres is only an hour from Cape Town. 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...