A Voluntary Association Not-for-Gain
The principal participants in the Cederberg Heritage Route, a Voluntary Association Not-for-Gain are:
- Cape Nature Conservation, guardians of the Cederberg Wilderness Area
- The Moravian Church at Wupperthal, the custodian of the 35,000ha on the eastern side of the Cederberg Wilderness Area
- Clanwilliam Living Landscape Project (CLLP) – a community-based initiative creating an awareness of the priceless rock-art treasures in the Cederberg, by means of guided tours,
workshops and seminars.
- The Heuningvlei Donkey Cart Adventure – a community-based tourism venture where guests are transported by donkey cart to Heuningvlei where they can relax and experience how the local Cederberg residents are living.
- Clanwilliam Tourism Information – the Clanwilliam Information Office that provides a wide range of tourism information for Clanwilliam and the Cederberg region.
- Cedarberg African Travel – a Clanwilliam based tour operator who books the Cederberg hiking tours & trails and liaises with guests.
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 >>