The Cederberg & the West Coast
Situated 200 km north of Cape Town, lies Cederberg & the West Coast region, a great wilderness area with breathtaking vistas and spring flowers (August to November). Encompassing some 71 000 hectares, Cederberg Wilderness Area is framed by the majestic Cederberg Mountain range, thought to be one of the oldest formations on earth.
Cederberg is a mountain range, renowned for its rock formations and ancient rock paintings left by the San Bushmen, which vary in age between 300 and 6000 years. Characterised by angular peaks and nature trails, visitors to the Cederberg Wilderness Area can enjoy activities such as hiking, mountain biking, climbing and 4x4 excursions. Accommodation in the Cederberg Wilderness Reserve offers a number of spiritual wellness retreats and mountain escapes.
The West Coast region is a coastal stretch along the Atlantic Ocean, dotted with small fishing villages and remarkable beauty. Far removed from the hustle and bustle of city life, the West Coast is a semi-arid area that stretches all the way to Namibia. This is a water sportsman's paradise offering secret surf spots that can be found along the coastline. Around the month of September the arid landscape literally springs to life in a kaleidoscope of color, as swathes of brightly coloured flowers carpet the ground, attracting flower lovers from around the world.
If you are an aspiring ornithologist, try the West Coast National Park - it's situated on the tranquil Langebaan Lagoon, and is a bird lover's paradise.
Speak to us about leaving the world behind you on a visit to the Cederberg and West Coast.