Just slightly over 200km from Cape Town, venture off the beaten path to the Cederberg Wilderness Area, a rugged mountainous region that stretches from the Middelberg Pass at Citrusdal to north of the Pakhuis Pass at Clanwilliam. Proclaimed a wilderness area since 1973, this is one of the most geologically-spectacular region in South Africa with incredible wild terrains comprising of sandstone formations, cracks, arches and caves weathered by erosion over millions of years. Perfect for intrepid travelers with a sense of soft adventure, the Cederberg Wilderness Area also allows an insight into the origins of the San Bushmen.
Why Cederberg Wilderness Area?
Not a typical big game viewing destination, the Cederberg Wilderness Area is still home to some fascinating wildlife with the leopard as the dominant apex predator followed by the elusive African wild cat, lynx, and other mammals including honey badger, aardwolf, porcupine, mongoose, klipspringer, duiker and more than 100 species of bird life such as the Cape owl and Black Harrier.