Location

The Cederberg lies some 250km north of Cape Town. This vast region, encompasses some 182 000 hectare of rugged, mountainous terrain, stretching from the Pakhuis Pass in the north to Grootrivier in the south.

  • The Cederberg lies some 250km north of Cape Town. This vast region, encompasses some 182 000 hectare of rugged, mountainous terrain, stretching from the Pakhuis Pass in the north to Grootrivier in the south.

    The Cederberg may be accessed from the N7 at Kriedouwkrans approximately 28 km from either Citrusdal or Clanwilliam. Alternative gravel roads exist from Clanwilliam and Citrusdal when the Olifants River is in flood. The Cederberg can also be accessed from Ceres via the Koue Bokkeveld via a good gravel road. The road that runs through the Cederberg Conservancy is a public road and there is no charge to travel on this road. Permits are required to gain access to specific sites and hiking trails.

    During winter the local tourism offices or accommodation facilities can be contacted to enquire about the conditions of roads and rivers before departing for the Cederberg.

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How to get there

  • Roads

    The Cederberg can be accessed from the N7 or from Ceres via the Koue Bokkeveld side – via a good gravel road. On the N7 approximately 28 km from either Citrusdal or Clanwilliam you will find the Cederberg turn-off. The area can also be accessed from Wupperthal.

    Alternative gravel roads exist from Clanwilliam and Citrusdal when the Olifantsriver is in flood. During winter contact your accommodation destination to enquire about the conditions of roads and rivers before departing for the Cederberg.

    Although roads in the area are generally dirt roads they can be travelled on by normal sedan cars. The condition of the roads and river crossings may vary depending on the time of the year.

    The road between Matjiesrivier Nature Reserve and Wupperthal is very rocky and it is advised that this road is attempted with a bakkie (pick-up) rather than your sedan car.

    Nieuwoudts Pass Part 1

    Nieuwoudts Pass Part 2

    Uitkyk Pass

    Kromrivier Pass

    Truitjieskraal Road Part 1

    Truitjieskraal Road Part 2


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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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Cedar Restoration

The Cederberg Conservancy are the proud custodians of the Clanwilliam cedar tree (Widdringtonia cedarbergensis).

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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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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.