One of the main highlights of including the Cederberg in your South African safari is its amazing collection of San Rock Art, scattered amongst the caves and overhangs of the mountain range. Dating back to between 300 and 600 years, you’ll be able to view some popular pieces and be encouraged to embark on an exploration of your own to find new ones. The Cederberg is a must for those who love camping, as it offers four popular campsites, while rock climbers and hikers can take advantage of the exceptional rock climbing routes and the nature-friendly walking paths found there.
Located within the Cederberg Wilderness Area, the Stadsaal Caves are an impressive system of sandstone caves. Inside, you’ll find towering rock formations, unique rock art, and a sense of awe-inspiring natural beauty.
Rooibos Tea Estates
Cederberg is renowned for its production of Rooibos tea, a herbal tea with numerous health benefits. You can visit tea estates and learn about the cultivation, processing, and tasting of this unique tea. Some estates also offer accommodation and tours.
If you’re interested in stargazing and astronomy, don’t miss the Cederberg Observatory. Located in the heart of the Cederberg Mountains, this facility offers public stargazing evenings, guided tours, and the opportunity to observe celestial objects through powerful telescopes.
While not technically within the Cederberg region, Clanwilliam is a charming town located nearby and serves as the gateway to the area. It offers historical attractions, cultural experiences, and the chance to explore the beautiful Clanwilliam Dam for watersports and fishing.
The Cederberg region is home to a few excellent wineries that produce award-winning wines. Take a wine tour, enjoy tastings, and learn about the unique terroir that contributes to the distinct flavors of the wines produced here.
Citrusdal Hot Springs
Located close to Cederberg, the Citrusdal Hot Springs is a popular destination for relaxation and rejuvenation. Soak in the warm mineral-rich waters and enjoy the beautiful natural surroundings.
Wildlife at Cederberg
If you’re an animal or bird lover, then time during your South African safari spent in the Cederberg won’t disappoint. The region offers an extraordinary selection of both, including leopards, caracal, mountain zebras, aardvarks, black eagles, rock kestrels and jackal buzzards, to name but a few. During the summer, the Cederberg offers hot and dry days, while winters bring with them the cold and wet. The higher peaks of the Cederberg Mountains can sometimes be covered in snow in winter, while most nights are great opportunities for gazing at the stars as you prepare for your next South African safari adventure. Have a look at our range of South African safaris that include the Cederberg region, or continue to read about the other South African attractions you can enjoy while on safari here.