Wilderness trails of the Cederberg

Nick Ashby of Cape Trekking Maltese Cross

  • three hours drive from Cape Town
  • set in the Cape Floral Kingdom 

flowers cederberg trekking

  • The Cederberg ranges 50 kilometers from north to south / 20km from east to west 


Hoist a pack on your back & travel into another age. 


Deep on remote trails traversing rugged terrain, human encounters are rare. There's an almost Jurassic atmosphere.


Walks, easy rambles, and multi-day hikes. 

Spend leisurely days out, and return to camp or cottages based at Cape Nature facilities or private farm-resorts.

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 Overnight trail options.

Pack carefully and equip yourselves well. Be prepared for long treks. Sleep overnight in huts; or in tents, or in the open. 

  • On multi-day hikes one needs to be entirely self-sufficient.      


  • In summer water can be scarce.

Cederberg multi-day hike

  • Cederberg has wet winters. Temperatures dip below zero. Be suitably equipped. Prepare for all conditions.

Accommodation options:

cederberg accomodation

Cottages and camp-grounds run by Cape Nature and private landowners are close to various trail-heads.

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While on-trail sleep in basic huts (at a push!) 

Or pitch a tent. 


Although wildlife is not abundant there are signs. 

leopard footprint on trail

In the morning you may find footprints nearby.

Activities besides hiking and camping? 

  • Visit the highest local wine farm 
  • tour rock art sites.

Cederberg rock art 

  • Weekend night-tours of the sky. Get to know the bigger picture ...

cederberg observatory

Explore the night sky at the local observatory. Experts guide you through it.


For more information about tailor-made hikes in the Cederberg, please contact me.