Overnight Hikes

Overnight Hikes

Overnight hikes must be thoroughly planned. Be sure to pack enough rations and all the necessary equipment. Check the weather forecasts before embarking on an overnight hike in the Cederberg mountains.

The available huts on trails serve as shelters only and do not have beds. Hikers can sleep under the stars or in caves or carry a tent.

Hiking maps can be bought at the CapeNature office at Algeria or get Slingsby’s Cederberg 7.1 map at major Camping and Outdoor outlets in Cape Town.

All overnight hiking permits must be obtained from CapeNature (bookings office in Cape Town or the Algeria office).

These are some overnight trail sections with the distance of that section

  • Pahuis Pass - Heuningvlei = 13km
  • Kleinkliphuis - Krakadouw Pass = 11km
  • Dwarsrivier (Clanwilliam) - Heuningvlei = 12km
  • Heuningvlei - Krakadouw Peak = 4km
  • Heuningvlei - Boontjieskloof hut = 12km
  • Boontjieskloof hut - Crystal Pool = 14km
  • Crystal Pool - Sleeppad = 8km
  • Crystal Pool - Algeria = 15km
  • Rooiberg - Kruisrivier - Algeria = 19km
  • Rooiberg - Kruisrivier - Syferfontein - Bakleikraal - Kromrivier = 29km

Accommodation

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Mount Ceder

3 and 4 star self-catering accommodation with option of meals at our restaurant.

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Matjiesrivier Nature Reserve

The Matjiesrivier Nature Reserve was proclaimed in 1997. It is situated on the drier eastern boundary of the Cederberg mountains.

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Activities

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Rock Climbing

Rock climbing is a sport in which participants climb up or across natural rock formations with the aim to reach the summit of a formation or the endpoint of a pre-defined route.

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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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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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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.