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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


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

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
    1½ hour down stream from Sanddrif
  • Maltese Cross
    2½ – 3 hours
  • Wolfberg Cracks
    3 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

Hikers with Tafelberg in the background
From Tafelberg Hiking in the Cederberg