Day Hikes

Day Hikes

Day hikes in the area vary from 1 – 8 hours.

These hikes are moderate and your personal level of fitness should guide you in deciding which route to follow.

The seasons in the Cederberg are harsh.

Always carry enough water, warm clothes and snacks when embarking on any hike. Travel in groups of at least two. Groups are limited to a maximum of 12. Groups must not split up as this could result in group members getting lost and having to spend an unplanned night in the mountains.

  • Duration of trails indicated as a return trip.
  • Unless otherwise stated, permits are obtained at the facility listed.
  • Day fees are charged for all day hikes
  • Hiking Maps are available from Slingsby Maps

Accommodation

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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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Cederberg Chalets

Situated in the Cederberg mountains, the CEDERBERG CHALETS are located in wide open spaces of unspoilt wilderness and tranquillity, spectacular rock formations , rock art, hiking and game viewing.

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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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Waste Management Strategy

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

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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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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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Biodiversity & Wine Initiative

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

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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.