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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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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Mount Ceder

3 and 4 star self-catering accommodation with option of meals at our restaurant.

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Activities

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Swimming

Plunge into a rock pool on a hot summer’s day or after a long hike in the mountains or just relax next to a river or swimming pool at the campsites.

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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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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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Stewardship

Stewardship refers to the wise use, management and protection of that which has been entrusted to us.

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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.