Whereas our slackpacking hiking trails are “full-service” trails, we think that some prospective hikers may prefer trails that are partly do-it-yourself, thus reducing the cost. Two such options are partly self-catered, are self-guided and do not require luggage transport. Hikers daypacks would be somewhat heavier as they would need to carry their overnight toiletries, sleeping gear and a change of clothes. Hikers need to book their accommodation direct with the relevant establishments and arrange their own permits for the Cederberg Wilderness. See the Other Activities page in this website.
The Krakadouwpoort Trail
Hikers would drive themselves to a self-catering cottage at Krakadouw, tel 027 482 2507, in the Jan Dissels River valley near Clanwilliam for the first night. The next day they would hike up the spectacular Krakadouwpoort path to the Moravian village of Heuningvlei, tel 027 492 3070 where they would spend the night on a DB&B basis. On the second day they would hike down Krakadouwpoort, collect their cars and return home. The use of a local community guide would be an optional extra cost.
The Langkloof Trail
Hikers would drive themselves to the self-catering cottage at the Driehoek Tourist Farm in the central Cederberg for the first night, tel 027 482 2828. The next day they would do a self-guided hike over Gabriel’s Pass to the Moravian village of Langkloof, where they would spend the night on a DB&B basis, tel 027 492 3435. On the second day they would return to Driehoek on the alternative route, up the Agter-Tafelbergpad path in the Langkloof and then down via the Welbedacht Cave. At Driehoek they would collect their cars and return home.