Made up of towns such as Citrusdal, Clanwilliam, Lambert’s Bay and Wupperthal — the Cederberg is a mere two hours from the bustling city of Cape Town.

Despite it being so close to the city, the landscape is completely different: wilder, warmer with a raw, dramatic beauty. Towering mountains, orange sunsets, perfect waves, white sand beaches can all be experienced and found in this gem.

Here are 10 reasons to explore the Cederberg in 2017. If you need some wheels, car hire Cape Town is cheap and easy.


Stadsaal by night

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Some fascinating rock art in the Cederberg. #rockart #san #bushmen #elephants

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Chasing waterfalls

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Hello Cutie Pie ? #cederbergmountains #outdoors #exploreeverywhere #donkey #freshair #discoverearth #southafrica

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Travelling through South Africa

Public transport in South Africa is quite sparse, and most attractions are generally far from each other, therefore we recommend car hire when visiting.