The Cederberg offers exceptional hiking and climbing. You'll need a permit to walk and use the huts in the wilderness area, which has been divided into three zones, stretching from the Pakhuis Pass to the Maltese Cross.
Some of the routes cross private land, for instance Wolfberg Arch and Maltese Cross, and permission must be obtained from the landowners, such as at Dwarsrivier and Kromrivier.
There are more than 1000 known rock art sites in the Cederberg, making this one of the richest open-air art galleries in the world. The two-hour, self-guided Sevilla Rock Art Trail is a must.
There are a number of excellent 4x4 and mountain bike routes within the Cedeberg area. From Wupperthal, Biedouw Valley and Kagga Kamma alone, there are at least a dozen. Many of the farms, such as Kromrivier and Sanddrif, also have trails.
By Justin Fox