Day Hikes

Day Hikes

Day hikes in the area vary from 1 – 8 hours.

These hikes are moderate and your personal level of fitness should guide you in deciding which route to follow.

The seasons in the Cederberg are harsh.

Always carry enough water, warm clothes and snacks when embarking on any hike. Travel in groups of at least two. Groups are limited to a maximum of 12. Groups must not split up as this could result in group members getting lost and having to spend an unplanned night in the mountains.

  • Duration of trails indicated as a return trip.
  • Unless otherwise stated, permits are obtained at the facility listed.
  • Day fees are charged for all day hikes
  • Hiking Maps are available from Slingsby Maps

ALGERIA

  • Duiwelsgat (Eikeboom – Uitkyk Pass)
    8 hours
  • Middelberg Waterfall
    2½ – 3 hours
  • Maltese Cross – via Eikeboom
    7 – 8 hours
  • Machinegun Ridge
    7 – 8 hours
  • Skeurkrans
    4 hours
  • Suurvlak
    7 hours
  • Uitkyk – Van der Merwe se Voetpad
    3 hours

BAKKRANS

Bakkrans has various hiking trails which are for the exclusive use of our guests at Bakkrans only.

You are also welcome to do free hiking wherever you like in this 6000ha reserve.

CEDERBERG OASIS

  • Visgat
    3 – 4 hours
  • Southern Arch & Rock Art
    7km / 5 – 6 hours
  • Rooiberg West
    5 – 6 hours

DRIEHOEK

  • Tafelberg – via Welbedacht
    8 hours
  • Wolfberg Arch – via Gabriel’s Pass
    (excluding the Wolfberg Cracks)
    8 hours
  • Maltese Cross – via Eikeboom
    7 – 8 hours
  • Welbedacht Cave
    2 – 3 hours

DWARSRIVIER / SANDDRIF

  • Lot's Wife & Window Rocks
    1- 1½ hours
  • Maalgat
    ½ hour down stream from Sanddrif
  • Maltese Cross
    2½ – 3 hours
  • Wolfberg Cracks
    3-4 hours
  • Wolfberg Arch – via Wolfberg Cracks
    8 hours

KROMRIVIER

  • Apollo Cave / Lunar Tunnel
    7 – 8 hours
  • Disa Pool (Disas flower December – February)
    3 – 4 hours
  • Witkleigat
    2 – 3 hours
  • Maltese Cross via Disa Pool & Suikerberg
    7 – 8 hours

KEURBOSFONTEIN

  • Wolfberg Arch via Rietvlei
    (excluding the Wolfberg Cracks)
    1 hour 4x4 drive & 3 – 4 hours hike

MATJIESRIVIER

Permits from any office in the area

  • Stadsaal Cave and Elephant Paintings
    1 or 4 hours (you determine the length of visit)
  • Truitjieskraal
    1 or 4 hours (you determine the length of visit)

MOUNT CEDER

  • Hondverbrand
    1½ hours
  • Varkkloof Rock Art
    ½ hour
  • Waterfall – Mount Ceder
    1 hour

NUWERUST

  • Breekkransrivier
    6-8 hours
  • Southern Arch & Rock Art
    8km / 5-6 hours
  • Klipbokkop
    12km / 6 hours
  • Waterfall
    6km / 3 hours
  • Rooiberg
    12km / 6 hours

Accommodation

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Bakkrans Nature Reserve

A remote and private retreat. A different and exceptional Cederberg experience!

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Cederberg Chalets

Situated in the Cederberg mountains, the CEDERBERG CHALETS are located in wide open spaces of unspoilt wilderness and tranquillity, spectacular rock formations , rock art, hiking and game viewing.

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Activities

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Filming Locations

The Cederberg Conservancy offers film producers a variety of breathtaking landscapes that include mountains, rock formations, caves, waterfalls, rivers, farm dams and roads.

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Conservation projects

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Waste Management Strategy

The Cederberg Conservancy does not have the benefit of municipal waste removal services.

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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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Cape Leopard Trust

The Cape Leopard Trust (CLT) was established with the primary objective to facilitate and promote research and conservation of the Cape’s predator diversity.

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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.