The Cederberg has always been one of my favourite places to go, whether it is on trails with clients or leisure trips with family and friends. I was looking back at some of the archives of tours done in this area over the years and it brought back good memories.
It hasn't changed and even after a massive fire in 2016, it has recovered well. Good rains this year (2020) should see the famous Cederberg fynbos complete its cycle of recovery.
In the Dwarsrivier area, the Wolfberg Cracks and Arch are spectacular, the Maltese Cross impressive and the rock formations of the much shorter and easy hike along Lotz Wife's Trail is really worthwhile. Apart from these there numerous alternative hiking trails such as the Disa River and Gabriel's Pass in the area. Hikes to suite every level of fitness and adventure or even just to relax at the river.
Further north, you can visit the Pakhuis Pass and venture onto the Cederberg Heritage Route or the more challenging Cederberg 100, both of which are hosted by the local community and guided by local guides, brought up in the area. For the really adventurous there is the first section of the 'right of passage' Rim of Africa Trail, starting at the Pakhuis Pass. 12 days of unforgetable Wilderness hiking.
More recently we visited the Citrusdal area of the Cederberg where we stayed at the Rockwood Farm. This was a new area for me and the interesting thing was the rock art less than 20 minutes walk from the farm. Being private land it is well protected and preserved.
The accommodation is amazing there are quite a few very accessible short walks and slightly longer hikes (maximum 3 hours) on the farm itself. More about this trip shortly.