Nuwerust Rest Camp

Contact Details

Louise Esterhuizen

www.cederbergexperience.co.za
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+27 (27) 482 2813
086 661 7337

Office Hours

Office Hours Mon-Fri:
08:00 - 12:00 &
14:00 - 17:00
Office Hours Saturday:
08:00 - 12:00 &
16:00 - 18:00
Office Hours Sunday & Public Holidays:
09h00 - 12:00 &
17:00 - 18:00

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How to get there

It is advisable to drive the Ceres route and not the Citrusdal/Clanwilliam route. The gravel road is 10 km shorter and in a better condition. Cape Town to Nuwerust Rest Camp is 245km.
Ceres Route:

Take the N1 north. Take the R44 to Ceres.
Please ensure that you have sufficient petrol before leaving Ceres. (Cell-phones will only work until you reach the small town Op Die Berg.)
When you enter Ceres turn left at the second robot towards Prince Alfreds' Hamlet. (R303)
Drive through Prince Alfreds' Hamlet (beware of speed traps in Ceres and Prince Alfred).
Drive over the Gydo Pass. Keep driving until you reach the little town of Op Die Berg.
Op Die Berg is 20 km from the top of Gydo Pass. Do not take the right turn to Touwsriver on the way to Op Die Berg.
200m Past Op Die Berg is a sign that says Cederberg/ Ceres Karoo. Turn right.
Follow the tar road for aprrox. 18km.
At the end of the tar road keep going straight onto the gravel road.
Nuwerust is 45km from the beginning of the gravel road.
Farms along the way that you will pass are Sneeukop, Luiperds Kloof, Zonderwater and Mount Ceder. When you reach Mount Ceder you will see a mountain pass in front of you drive over the pass.
At the bottom of the pass is a signboard that says Cederberg Camping and Hiking, Nuwerust Rest Camp. Turn right and follow the gravel road 100 meters to entrance. Drive through the second gate and park at the office sign board.
Citrusdal/ Clanwilliam Route:

Take the N7.
32km Past Citrusdal is the sign Algeria/ Cederberg.
Turn right onto the gravel road and follow the Ceres signboards.
Farms you will pass along the way are Algeria, Driehoek, Sanddrift, Cederberg Tourism Park(Kromrivier). (Do not take the Kromrivier turnoff, follow the Ceres signs). You will then reach Matjiesrivier. Matjiesrivier is at the T- junction.
Do not turn left to Wupperthal.
Turn right towards Ceres and follow the gravel road for 8km. You will reach a sign that says Cederberg Camping and Hiking, Nuwerust.

Location

S 32° 33’ 42.1’’ / E 19° 22’ 41.1’’

PO Box, 270 Koue Bokkeveld, 6836

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Activities

Bird Watching
Camping Facilities
Day Hikes
Overnight Hikes
Farm Animals
Fishing
Historical Buildings
Mountain Biking
Rock Art
Seasonal Flowers
Rock Climbing
Swimming

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

It is a close 20 minutes drive from the walks and climbs of the Maltese Cross, Wolfberg Arch, Stadsaal Caves and Bushman paintings, the start of the Wupperthal 4x4 drive, Observatory and Cederberg Wine Cellars.

Our fully equipped S/C cottages are ideal for the outdoor enthusiast. Each one has its own bathroom and braai area.

Heating-fireplaces or oil-burning heaters for those cold winter nights. Bedding on request. Satellite DSTV available at the Lapa for those important sport events. Communal Lapa with Braai, music and bar facilities.

It is a close 20 minutes drive from the walks and climbs of the Maltese Cross, Wolfberg Arch, Stadsaal Caves and Bushman paintings, the start of the Wupperthal 4x4 drive, Observatory and Cederberg Wine Cellars.

Accommodation

Self-catering holiday cottages

Rietdak - Sleeps 4 to 6
One bedroom with double bed, and two single beds and one double bed in the livingroom area. Kitchen and bathroom with bath and shower.
R600.00 per night for 4 people and R150.00 per additional person, children included.

Oom Willem se Huis - Sleeps 8
Three bedrooms :1st bedroom with double bed and baby cot. 2nd bedroom 1 double and 1 single bed. 3rd bedroom with 2 single beds. Living room area with 1 single bed. Kitchen with Dover stove, bathroom with bath and shower.
R600.00 per night for 4 people and R150.00 per additional person, children included. (minimum over a longweekend 6 persons).

Lemoenkloof - Sleeps 8
Four bedrooms : 1st bedroom with double bed. 2nd bedroom with double bed. 3rd bedroom with 2 single beds. 4th bedroom with 2 single beds. Living room with fire place. Kitchen and one bathroom with bath and a second bathroom with a shower.
R600.00 per night for 4 people and R150.00 per additional person, children included. (minimum over a longweekend 6 persons).

Kommaweer Sleeps 4
One bedroom with double bed and fire place and 2 single beds in the livingroom area. Kitchen and bathroom with bath and shower.
R600.00 per night for 4 people, children included.

Vergenoeg Sleeps 4
One bedroom with double bed and 2 single beds in the livingroom area. Kitchen and bathroom with bath and shower.
R600.00 per night for 4 people, children included.

Camping

  • 35 sites with power at R300.00 per night for 4 people, over 1.5 hectares of land (1.5 rugby fields).
  • Only one vehicle per site. R30.00 per extra vehicle per night.
  • Maximum 4 people per site. R50.00 per additional person.
  • Hot water available in ablution facilities.
  • Please bring your own braai grid and tripod.
  • Quiet time 10pm (very strict)
  • No music in camp site.
  • No swimming in pool after 8pm.
  • NO GLASS (bottles - drinking glasses) allowed in swimming pool at all times.
  • Keep all gates closed at all times.
  • We are members of the Cederberg Conservancy, all basic conservancy rules apply.
  • Each campsite has its own braai drum
  • A once-off conservation fee of R25.00 per vehicle is also charged
  • Prices are subject to change without prior notice

Please contact us for "off season rates"

Attractions

Stadsaal caves, Truitjieskraal, Wolfberg Cracks and Arch, Maltese Cross. Close to Wupperthal and Tankwa Karoo routes, Cederbrew Brewery, Cederberg Wine Cellar, Observatory.

Activities

Lapa with DSTV, Wifi, Wedding and function venue, No dogs allowed.

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Conservation projects

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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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Waste Management Strategy

The Cederberg Conservancy does not have the benefit of municipal waste removal services.

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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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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.