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Cederberg – Wild Camp Experience

Cederberg – Wild Camp Experience

Long held as one of the best overnight hikes in the Western Cape, join us as we immerse ourselves in the Cederberg mountain range.

 

You will experience these dramatic mountains on a Cederberg overnight hike. The cliffs are sheer, the sandstone pillars huge, the climate uncompromising- hot in summer, snowy in winter. It is a land of contrasts & with that drama is beauty! The nights are a vivid display of stellar beauty and you can enjoy this experience while camping in the Cederberg Wilderness.

 

The trail ascends through the Wolfberg Cracks, gaining elevation over the Matjies river and providing excellent photo opportunities. Of course, the grand prize is Cederberg’s Wolfberg Arch itself, colossal & beautiful it’s a grand reward for the effort of this hike. this is an unforgettable overnight hike.

 

  • DURATION: 1 Nights
  • LOCATION: Cederberg, Western Cape
  • AVAILABLE ENTRIES: 6
  • PRICE: R1500
  • DEPOSIT REQUIRED: 40% to secure your booking
Destination information

The Cederberg Wilderness Area is famous for its spectacular rock formations, sculpted by wind and water over many millions of years. Most of the area consists of sedimentary rock, sandstone and shale. The distinct reddish colour of the rocks is due to the presence of minerals like iron and manganese in the sediments.

Rock art

The Cederberg area used to be inhabited by the San people, who left behind a rich legacy of rock art before European settlers began stock farming in the Cederberg in the 18th century. The Cederberg has the highest number of ancient rock art sites in the world, with over 2 500 discovered sites, many of which are easily accessible.

Southern African rock art has been dated to be as old as 28 000 years, with the age of the Cederberg paintings ranging from 100 to 8 000 years old. The paintings most commonly depict animal scenes, and it is thought that particular animals such as the eland had an important symbolic religious meanings.

Rock art sites in the Cederberg Conservancy that are open to the public are the Stadsaal Caves, Truitjieskraal, Southern Arch and Varkkloof.

Accommodation

Tented accommodation

Itinerary

Saturday:  

  • 05:00 Depart from Cape Town
  • 09:00 Briefing session
  • 09:15 Hike to Wolfberg Cracks
  • 13:00 Lunch stop
  • 14:00 Hike to Wolfberg Arch
  • 16:00 Setup camp
  • 18:30 Supper (Cooking equipment supplied)

Sunday:

 

  • 04:30 Wake up for sunrise (Optional)
  • 06:00 Breakfast (Cooking equipment supplied)
  • 07:30 Hike back to Sandriff
  • 10:00 Swim at Maalgat Dam
  • 11:30 Debrief and goodbyes
  • 12:00 End of service
Package Includes
  • 1 Nights Accommodation
  • Complimentary tea and coffee
  • Activity permits as per the itinerary
  • 50 High quality Digital photographs
  • Experienced professional guide
  • Shared Tent
  • Sleeping Pad
  • Cooking equipment
Package Excludes
  • Travel Insurance
  • Optional activities
  • All drinks, telephone calls, gratuities, curios
  • All personal expenses
  • All transfers
  • Sleeping Bag
  • All meals
  • Eating utensils
  • Any items not mention under the inclusions
Expedition Type

Multi-day Hike

Date

September 13, 2018

Category

tours

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