General Rules

General Rules

For the benefit of other visitors and preserving the Cederberg, please adhere to the following general rules

  • Do not touch or damage rock art as this causes deterioration of the paintings.
  • Do not damage or deface rock surfaces, or use rock-bolts when climbing.
  • Do not interfere with plants or wildlife.
  • Do not litter (including toilet paper) - please take all litter home with you.
  • Never discard cigarette butts as they can cause veld fires and are unsightly.
  • No open fires are permitted except at designated areas.
  • Do not use soap or detergents in or near rivers and mountain streams.
  • Pets, including dogs, are not allowed.
  • Most properties do not allow Quad-bikes. Please confirm when making a reservation.
  • Access to outdoor recreational activities and attractions is subject to permits obtainable at various establishments.
  • When hiking keep to the path and walk in single file to prevent damage to the vegetation.
  • All fossils and Rock Art are protected as National Monuments and may not be damaged, disturbed or removed.
  • No drones permitted unless arranged with the particular landowner.

The Cederberg is a leisure playground for hundreds of hikers, rock climbers, cyclists and holiday makers and home to hundreds of farm labourers, their families and farm pensioners. Many researchers roam the mountains studying the sensitive habitat of flora and fauna. People and animals use the roads day and night and are often not visible if a vehicle comes hurtling around a bend at high speed.

We regard 60kph as our speed limit, so we kindly ask you to stick to this limit out of respect for this beautiful environment and its inhabitants.

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.

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Bakkrans Nature Reserve

A remote and private retreat. A different and exceptional Cederberg experience!

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Activities

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Rock Climbing

Rock climbing is a sport in which participants climb up or across natural rock formations with the aim to reach the summit of a formation or the endpoint of a pre-defined route.

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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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Cedar Restoration

The Cederberg Conservancy are the proud custodians of the Clanwilliam cedar tree (Widdringtonia cedarbergensis).

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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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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.