Permits

Permits

A permit is required to visit attractions and to participate in activities in the area. Tourism offices sell permits for the activities offered on individual properties.

  • Permits to visit the Stadsaal Caves on Matjiesrivier Nature Reserve can be obtained at any of the tourism offices.
  • Permits to the Maltese Cross and the Wolfberg Arch via Dwarsrivier and the Wolfberg Cracks are sold at Dwarsrivier.
  • Permits to the Maltese Cross and the Wolfberg Arch via Eikeboom and Gabriels Pass are sold at Driehoek.
  • The Wolfberg Arch can also be accessed via Keurbosfontein where permits are available.

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

Accommodation

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Cederberg Park Kromrivier

Kromrivier, situated in the central Cederberg offers self-catering accommodation or DB&B; luxury campsites with individual ablution facilities and power points as well as campsites without power points.

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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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Mountain Biking

All the public roads in the area can be used for mountain biking.

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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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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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Biodiversity & Wine Initiative

The Biodiversity & Wine Initiative is a partnership between the South African wine industry and the conservation sector.

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SOB Data Collections

CapeNature launched its State of Biodiversity Programme to assess and monitor the state of biodiversity in the Western Cape in 1999.

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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.