General Rules

General Rules

For the benefit of other visitors and preserving the Cederberg, please adhere to the following general rules

  • Do not touch or damage rock art as this causes deterioration of the paintings.
  • Do not damage or deface rock surfaces, or use rock-bolts when climbing.
  • Do not interfere with plants or wildlife.
  • Do not litter (including toilet paper) - please take all litter home with you.
  • Never discard cigarette butts as they can cause veld fires and are unsightly.
  • No open fires are permitted except at designated areas.
  • Do not use soap or detergents in or near rivers and mountain streams.
  • Pets, including dogs, are not allowed.
  • Most properties do not allow Quad-bikes. Please confirm when making a reservation.
  • Access to outdoor recreational activities and attractions is subject to permits obtainable at various establishments.
  • When hiking keep to the path and walk in single file to prevent damage to the vegetation.
  • All fossils and Rock Art are protected as National Monuments and may not be damaged, disturbed or removed.

The Cederberg is a leisure playground for hundreds of hikers, rock climbers, cyclists and holiday makers and home to hundreds of farm labourers, their families and farm pensioners. Many researchers roam the mountains studying the sensitive habitat of flora and fauna. People and animals use the roads day and night and are often not visible if a vehicle comes hurtling round a bend at high speed.

We regard 60kph as our speed limit, so we kindly ask you to stick to this limit out of respect for this beautiful environment and its inhabitants.

Accommodation

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Driehoek Guest Farm

Driehoek is an operating farm situated in the heart of the Cederberg about 240 kilometres from Cape Town on the N7.

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Nuwerust Rest Camp

An unforgettable experience for outdoor and nature lovers! Nuwerust Rest Camp is situated in the Breekkrans river valley, surrounded by majestic southern Cederberg mountains.

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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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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.