Wilderness trails of the Cederberg

Nick Ashby of Cape Trekking Maltese Cross


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

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

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

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

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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.      

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  • In summer water can be scarce.

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

Accommodation options:


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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. 

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Although wildlife is not abundant there are signs. 

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In the morning you may find footprints nearby.

Activities besides hiking and camping? 

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

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

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


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