Cederberg Chalets

Contact Details

Mary O'Connor

www.cederbergchalets.co.za
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+27 83 655 1374
+27 21 531 8212
+27 21 531 5825

Office Hours

Office Hours Mon-Fri:
09h30 - 16h00
Office Hours Saturday:
Closed
Office Hours Sunday & Public Holidays:
Closed

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How to get there

Although the reserve can be accessed from the N7 (turnoff 26 kms beyond Citrusdal, travelling towards Clanwilliam), we would recommend entering the Cederberg via the R44 from the N1. Turnoff the N1 onto the R44 and travel through the outskirts of Wellington towards Ceres (33° 22°01° S 19°18°57E).

Halfway through Ceres, turn left towards Prince Alfred Hamlet on the R303. Refuel at Prince Alfred Hamlet (last chance) and carry on up the Gydo Pass to Op die Berg (33°00°45°S 19°18°53°E). Approximately 500 metres beyond Op die Berg turn right towards the Cederberg. The tar ends 18 kms from the turnoff.

Keep travelling straight on a good dirt road towards Mount Ceder (32° 38° 54° S 19° 24° 32° E ) where you must stop to collect the chalet keys, bedding and firewood, etc. From Mount Ceder to Matjiesrivier gate (32° 29° 58° S 19° 20° 21° E ) is 20 kms. The Cedar Rock entrance gate is on your right hand side at the crossroad. Once through, please relock the gate and travel on to your chalet, using the reserve’s internal route map which you can download from our website. The first 18 kms after the gate is very bumpy and should be driven at low speed.

Thereafter the road surface improves, but low speeds should still be maintained so as not to alarm the game.

Location

S 32º 23’ 90” / E 19° 25’ 21’’

P.O Box 124 Eppindust 7475

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Activities

Bird Watching
Day Hikes
Game Viewing
Rock Art
Rock Formations
Seasonal Flowers

Finding suitable Cederberg accommodation each year is becoming an increasingly popular priority for people all around the world, and with good reason.

There is simply no other location on earth that offers a comparable experience in terms of sheer pristine wilderness. The soul of the Cederberg itself is a tangible presence to anyone who ventures into the area. In keeping with the spirit of this ambience, Cederberg Chalets introduces virtually no non-essential elements but rather provides comfortable lodgings which are perfectly in tune with the natural surroundings.

If you’re looking for a touch of wilderness that still relies heavily on modern appliances and distractions then your options are wide and varied, but if you want to truly immerse yourself in the natural world, then Cederberg Chalets offers you the rare opportunity that you’ve been searching for.

Accommodation

There are four chalets in total each with its own unique rustic charm and characteristics. The chalets are built into the environment so as not to disturb or deface the natural beauty of the area.

Attractions

Environment, Flora and Wildlife, Trails and Views, Rock Art.

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Conservation projects

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SOB Data Collections

CapeNature launched its State of Biodiversity Programme to assess and monitor the state of biodiversity in the Western Cape in 1999.

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Biodiversity & Wine Initiative

The Biodiversity & Wine Initiative is a partnership between the South African wine industry and the conservation sector.

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Cedar Restoration

The Cederberg Conservancy are the proud custodians of the Clanwilliam cedar tree (Widdringtonia cedarbergensis).

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Open Days & Awareness

The Cederberg Conservancy hosts an annual Open Day to raise awareness among the farming community and to promote conservation initiatives.

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About Cederberg Conservancy

  • The Cederberg Conservancy was constituted in 1997 as a voluntary agreement between landowners to manage the environment in a sustainable manner. It consolidates 22 properties in the central Cederberg as one of the core corridors of the Greater Cederberg Biodiversity Corridor and it is active through quarterly meetings and awareness days.

    Visitors to the area can engage in bird watching or easy hikes to the Stadsaal cave and Elephant rock art. For the more adventurous visitor the Conservancy offers Mountain bike trails or overnight hiking trials that vary from one to five nights, depending on your level of fitness and ability.