Sunday, 6 December 2009


Some of the best hiking in the Western Cape are in the Cederberg, about 250 km from Cape Town. There are routes for all levels of fitness, all lengths, and all climates. The scenery is unique, rugged, and spectacular.

Mountaineering attractions include Wolfberg Arch and Cracks, Maltese Cross, Tafelberg, Sneeuberg, Sneeukop, Krakadouw peak, about 72000 ha of wilderness area, and the elusive Clanwilliam Cedar. For the less-fit, there's also Maalgat pool and Stadsaal Caves. In the remote Eastern area, there are several farming villages connected to the Moravian Mission Station at Wupperthal.

For the Trippers ("Don't forget to pack the coolbox, Marge"), there's also shorter walks, the Cederberg winery, Cederberg Observatory, Algeria forest station, Sandrif holiday cottages, Kromriview guest farm, Driehoek farm and campsite, and some simply gorgeous Kodak moments.

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