The Cederberg Heritage Route


A Voluntary Association Not-for-Gain

The principal participants in the Cederberg Heritage Route, a Voluntary Association Not-for-Gain are:

CapeNature Bushmans Kloof Wilderness Reserve & Retreat Cedarberg African Travel Clanwilliam Living Landscape Project


The Cederberg Wilderness Area

Most of the Cederberg mountains are in a designated Wilderness area that remains one of the most undisturbed areas of South Africa. The rugged terrain, few and rather poor roads and limited overnight accommodation have preserved most of this area, particularly the Cederberg Wilderness Area, for campers who are willing to rough it in the wild.


Slackpacking hiking trails

The Cederberg hiking trails of the Cederberg Heritage Route belong to the new generation of slackpacking trails which make this beautiful area more accessible to walkers. You stay overnight in the charming community guest cottages or homestays in the Moravian Mission villages of Heuningvlei, Brugkraal, Kleinvlei, Eselbank, Langkloof and Wupperthal on the eastern side of the Cederberg Wilderness area and guesthouses in or near Clanwilliam on the western side. Thus walkers can enjoy some of the classic walks of the northern and central Cederberg such as Heuningvlei, Krakadouw Peak, Boontjieskloof and Gabriel’s Pass in comfort and safety … more >>


The Donkey Cart Trails and other activities

If you do not wish to do one of the official hiking trails, you can take the Donkey Cart Adventure from the Pakhuis Pass to Heuningvlei or the Three Day Donkey Cart Trail from Wupperthal via Kleinvlei and Heuningvlei to the top of the Pakhuis Pass. Another option is to book accommodation in one of the Moravian Mission villages and to plan your own hikes in the Cederberg Wilderness Area … more >>

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