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Cederberg Hiking Adventure 15 – 17 January 2021

A journey through the red mountains of the Cederberg. Trail run through some of the wildest and exposed mountains the Western Cape has to offer.

 

At times the terrain resembles the surface of another planet, with rock formations poised as if placed by giants which roamed these lands before us. Come join us on this adventure.

 

  • DURATION: 2 Nights
  • LOCATION: Cederberg, Western Cape
  • AVAILABLE ENTRIES: 6
  • PRICE: TBC
  • 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

The Resort is situated on a farm in Dwarsrivier, home of Cederberg Private Cellar, approximately 250 km north of Cape Town. The farm lies in the heart of the Cederberg Wilderness Area, which is well known for its spectacular rock formations, expansive vistas, rock art and fynbos. The accommodation consists of self-catering cottages.

Itinerary

Friday:

15:00 Shuttle departs from Cape Town

17:30 Stop at Piketberg for supper (Your own account)

19:30 Meet & greet

 

Saturday:

06:00 Breakfast

06:45 Briefing session

07:00 Hike to Wolfberg Cracks -12km & 700m elevation

13:00 Lunch

14:30 Down time at Maalgat dam

17:30 Traditional Braai for Supper

20:00 Star Gazing at Sanddrif Observatory

 

Sunday:

07:00 Breakfast together

07:30 Yoga/Stretches

08:30 A gentle walk around Stadsaal Caves

11:00 Debrief and goodbyes

11:30 Depart from Cederberg

Package Includes
  • Goody Bag
  • 2 nights Accomodation
  • All transfers from Cape Town
  • Complimentary tea and coffee
  • Activity permits as per the itinerary
  • 200 High quality Digital photographs
  • Experienced professional guide
  • 2 X Breakfast, 1 X Lunch, 1 Supper (Traditional South African Braai)
Package Excludes
  • Travel Insurance
  • Optional activities
  • All drinks, telephone calls, gratuities, curios
  • All personal expenses

Expedition Type

Hiking

Date

November 15, 2018

Category

tours