About

About

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.

The Conservancy is the proud custodian of the Clanwilliam Cedar tree (Widdringtonia cedarbergensis) and offers refuge to the rare Cape Leopard.

The isolated and relatively under-developed area of about 182 000 hectares is safe to visit and offers visitors a variety of activities and accommodation ranging from basic camping to fully catered luxury facilities, with the associated range in prices. Accommodation is available at the sites listed below in alphabetical order. Please refer to the map of the Cederberg Conservancy for locations and contact the particular establishment for further information or to make a booking.

Accommodation

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Cederberg Wilderness - Algeria & Kliphuis

The Cederberg is renowned for its spectacular landscapes and weathered sandstone rock formations, most notably the Wolfberg Arch and Maltese Cross.

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Sanddrif Holiday Resort

Sanddrif is situated on the farm Dwarsrivier, home of Cederberg Private Cellar, approximately 250 km north of Cape Town. Sanddrif consists of self-catering cottages and campsites with electricity points.

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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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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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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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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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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.