Cederberg Backpackers Oasis

Contact Details

Gerrit & Chantal

www.cederbergoasis.co.za
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+27 87 550 1360
+27 27 482 2819

Office Hours

Office Hours Mon-Fri:
07h00 - 20h00
Office Hours Saturday:
07h00 - 18h00
Office Hours Sunday & Public Holidays:
07h00 - 18h00

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How to get there

N1 Route https://goo.gl/maps/gkTFn

  • Cape Town N1 to Worcester
  • Before Worcester after (Shell Garage) turn left to Ceres
  • Ceres 2nd Robot turn left to Op-die-berg
  • 1km past Op-die-berg turn right
  • Follow road until gravel road (do not turn right on Kagga Kamma road)
  • Gravel road 48km

N7 Route https://goo.gl/maps/dYuyP3okKy12

  • Cape Town N7 to Citrusdal
  • 28 after Citrusdal turn left on Cederberg/ Algeria sign.
  • 62 km Gravel road to Oasis
  • Follow Ceres signs.

Location

S 32° 33’ 01.89’’ / E 19° 21’ 39.34’’

Die Fontein Meriba, Cederberg Conservancy

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Activities

Bed and Breakfast
Bird Watching
Camping Facilities
Day Hikes
Overnight Hikes
Mountain Biking
Restaurant
Rock Art
Seasonal Flowers
Swimming

The valley surrounded by mountains gives you the starry of starry nights, with the Southern Cross, Taurus, Magdalenian cloud, Pleiades, Orion and Scorpio. The last two constellations are visible during summer and winter respectively. You can ask Gerrit, owner and manager, to point out the different star constellations at night and he will draw you one of his famous maps to explore some of the day hikes in the area. Chantel, owner and cook in the fully licensed restaurant, will prepare you the best steak ever. Day visitors are also welcome Breakfast from 07H00 to 10H00, Lunches from 12H00 to 16H00 and Suppers from 18H00 20H00. We also cater for people staying at other accommodation facilities. Preferably book beforehand.

Our mission is to expose you to the whole Cederberg. Our central location makes it the perfect gateway to explore this unique and beautiful wilderness.

Our valley offers Fynbos and Karoo vegetation, sandstone and shale formations. The valley surrounded by mountains gives you the starry of starry nights, with the Southern Cross, Taurus, Magdalenian cloud, Pleiades, Orion and Scorpio. The last two constellations are visible during summer and winter respectively. You can ask Gerrit, owner and manager, to point out the different star constellations at night and he will draw you one of his famous maps to explore some of the day hikes in the area.

Chantel, owner and cook in the fully licensed restaurant, will prepare you the best steak ever. Day visitors are also welcome Breakfast from 07H00 to 10H00, Lunches from 12H00 to 16H00 and Suppers from 18H00 20H00. We also cater for people staying at other accommodation facilities. Preferably book beforehand:
www.cederbergoasis.co.za/Restaurant.html

Accommodation

Old Farmhouse. One double and 2 singles.

Main building

  • Dorm room. Sleeps 5. One double and One double and 2 singles.
  • Cheetah room. Sleeps 4. One double and 2 singles, dunk beds.
  • 3 bed room. Sleeps 3. 3 Singles.
  • North room. Sleeps 4. One double and 2 singles, dunk beds.

A-Frame Tents, Back row

  • 1, Sleeps 2 (2 x single beds)
  • 2, Sleeps 2 (2 x single beds)
  • 3, Sleeps 2 (2 x single beds)
  • 4. Sleeps 2 (1 x double bed)

Close by Tents

  • 1 Double (sleeps 1 person)
  • 2, Sleeps 2 (2 x single beds)
  • 2, Sleeps 2 (2 x single beds)
  • 2, Sleeps 2 (2 x single beds)
  • 2, Sleeps 2 (2 x single beds)
  • 2, Sleeps 2 (2 x single beds)

Camp sites

  • Beatle camp, A private camp site with kitchen and bathroom.
  • Lapa with 7 tents with bedding
  • Date tree camp with 12 tents with bedding
  • Fig tree camp with 6 tents with bedding.
  • 5 Campsite with water and electricity.

Activities

Our guest use the Oasis as base to explore the whole Conservancy. Rock-climbing at Nuwerust, Truitjieskraal and Sanddrif. Hiking the Rooiberg, Maltese Cross, Cracks and Arch.

We do stars gazing at night or relax around the pool in a hammock.

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Conservation projects

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Stewardship

Stewardship refers to the wise use, management and protection of that which has been entrusted to us.

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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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Biodiversity & Wine Initiative

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

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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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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.