Permits

Permits

A permit is required to visit attractions and to participate in activities in the area. Tourism offices sell permits for the activities offered on individual properties.

  • Permits to visit the Stadsaal Caves on Matjiesrivier Nature Reserve can be obtained at any of the tourism offices.
  • Permits to the Maltese Cross and the Wolfberg Arch via Dwarsrivier and the Wolfberg Cracks are sold at Dwarsrivier.
  • Permits to the Maltese Cross and the Wolfberg Arch via Eikeboom and Gabriels Pass are sold at Driehoek.
  • The Wolfberg Arch can also be accessed via Keurbosfontein where permits are available.

All overnight hiking permits must be obtained from CapeNature (bookings office in Cape Town or the Algeria office).

Accommodation

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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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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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Activities

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Day Hikes

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

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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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Waste Management Strategy

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

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Cedar Restoration

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

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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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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.