The Cederberg area


The Cederberg Wilderness Area lies about 200 km north of Cape Town and encompasses 71,000 ha of rugged mountainous terrain. It is renowned for its spectacular landscapes and rock formations as well as its namesake, the increasingly rare Clanwilliam Cedar. Leopards are fairly common in this area, although very shy and rarely seen. Baboons, Dassies, Grey Rheebok, Klipspringers, the small Grey Mongoose and the Striped Polecat are often seen. More than 100 bird species occur here, with Black Eagle, Rock Kestrel and Jack Buzzard the most common raptors. There is also a proliferation of ancient rock art from the original San inhabitants.

The Cederberg Wilderness area

Information about the Cederberg Concervancy