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Address: Clanwilliam, South Africa
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Just hours from Cape Town, the Cedarberg Mountains are the rustic home of...

Just hours from Cape Town, the Cedarberg Mountains are the rustic home of ancient rock paintings and rare animal species.

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Stunning scenery

Strangely enough, it feels like the Scottish highlands. Beautiful drives and stunning scenery. go in September to catch the glorious wildflowers.

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 24 September 2016
Brian H
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 September 2016

Strangely enough, it feels like the Scottish highlands. Beautiful drives and stunning scenery. go in September to catch the glorious wildflowers.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 September 2016

This is a place that still has very little evidence of mankind. There are stretches of unspoilt views and a bounty of hiking trails to choose from. Be careful not to loose your heart to this place. It really makes me feel like I am free and a visual feast from mountains to plants (fynbos) to strange rock formations.

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Cape Town, South Africa
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 September 2016

We stayed in the Algeria Camp, run by Cape Nature, in one of the new chalets. On the first day we walked up the waterfall trail from the Algeria campsite - a fairly strenuous walk but the trail is very well marked and is relatively smooth. The waterfall is spectacular - make sure to scramble the last couple of metres... More 

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Mannheim, Germany
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 September 2016

We did the hike up to the waterfalls (from the camp behind reception) which was medium hard and much fun.

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Knysna, South Africa
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 September 2016 via mobile

Rugged mountains and clear night skies. This is a treat everyone should enjoy. If you love hiking there are numerous trails of varying difficulty. The bushman paintings are definitely worth visiting. There are also some great 4x4 drives especially down to the Bidouw Valley. My favorite place to stay is Sanddrif below the Arches.

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Boechout, Belgium
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 July 2016 via mobile

Many attractive areas in this vast wilderness area. From the Rocklands boulders around the Pakhuys pass to the Stadsaal caves and the San rockart. Excellent area for birding. High likelihood to encounter Baboon families, Eland-antelopes, Springbok and Dassies. There is also a winery and a brewery. If you like nature you can spend at least a week with Clanwilliam as... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 June 2016 via mobile

It's worth driving 3 hours up the N7 West Coast highway turn off at Clanwilliam up through the Pakhuis Pass, passed Louis Leipold's final resting place into the rugged beauty of the Cederberg- stunning rock formations and wide open spaces that invite trail walks and rock climbing. Don't miss the amazing bushman paintings. The people farming in this arid area... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 April 2016

This is a wonderful area, nestled among beautiful mountain, there is a wide variety of accommodation options. Great hiking and wonderful river pools depending on where you stay. Highly recommended

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Alice Springs, Australia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 March 2016

Feels like a different country as you drive over the passes to reach Cedarberg WA. We stayed in Gecko Camp on the Algeria side of the WA, which is convenient to access but is a long way from most of the walks. The main area seems to be around the Cedarberg Vineyard. The roads are fairly rough with a lot... More 

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Kroonstad, South Africa
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 March 2016 via mobile

Only 2 - 3 hours drive from Cape Town on the N7. Turn-off halfway between Citrusdal and Clanwilliam at signpost: Cederberg /Algeria. Well maintained dirt roads with mountain passes. 4x4 not needed, except perhaps if jou want to travel from Matjiesrivier to Wupperthal. We stayed over at Sanddrif ( Dwarsrivier) and at Algeria, both places in cottages. Plenty accommodation and... More 

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