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Hotels - B&B - Guesthouses in Clanwilliam

Beefwood Corner
Self catering flat for 4 people; B+B on request; sat tv; affordable rates; safe parking. Tel +27 (0)27 4821143. eMail

Blommenberg Guesthouse
B&B or self catering; ensuite rooms with aircon and Mnet; Internet; garden and pool. Tel +27 (0)27 4821851. eMail

Lodges - Guest Farms - Resorts

Klein Boschkloof Chalets
Thatched Chalets on small fruit farm; pictoresque; aircon; pool; river; hiking. Tel +27 (0)27 4822441. eMail

Karukareb Lodge
In wilderness reserve; very secluded; en-suite rooms; hiking horseriding; rock pools. Tel +27 (0)27 4821675. eMail

Klein Cedarberg Lodge
In 100000 ha nature reserve; en-suite rooms with fireplaces; B&B; dinner; pool; hiking. Tel +27 (0)23 3170783. eMail

Clanwilliam / Cederberg
Western Cape

Cederberg Wilderness Area

The Cederberg was proclaimed a wilderness area in 1973, and as such enjoys the highest possible conservation status. This vast area stretches from the Middelberg Pass at Citrusdal to north of the Pakhuis Pass at Clanwilliam, encompassing some 71000 ha of rugged, mountainous terrain.

The Cederberg mountains are part of the Cape folded mountain series and consist mainly of Table Mountain sandstone. Weathered sandstone formations, most notably the Wolfberg Arch and the Maltese Cross, are typical of the Cederberg. The mountains fall within the catchment area of the Cape fynbos region. The Cederberg Wilderness Area offers unsurpassed opportunities for recreation. In the primitive wilderness, away from city bustle, one finds space and peace. Activities which are compatible with the wilderness atmosphere, such as hiking and rock climbing, are encouraged.

For the camping enthusiast the Algeria Forest Station is highly recommendable. It lies approx. 40 kms north of Citrusdal. The 46 tent- and caravan-sites are situated along the banks of the Rondegat River. Warm and cold water is available but no electricity and no shopping facilities. Bookings and enquiries:

Cederberg Nature Reserve
Private Bag X6; Clanwilliam 8135
Tel: (027) 482-2812; Fax: (027) 482-2406

The beautiful dam of the Olifants River in Clanwilliam is a popular watersports site. Directly at the dam you will find a resort with chalets and a campground, managed by the municipality of Clanwilliam. Unfortunately, the resort is quite noisy, due to the motor boat activities on the lake, especially during weekends and public holidays.

Clanwilliam Dam Recreational Resort
Private Bag X2, Clanwilliam 8135, South Africa
Tel: ++27-(0)27 4822133; Fax ++27-(0)27-4821933

Consider visiting the old Rhenish Mission Station of Wuppertal, which dates back to 1834. It is an attractive little oasis in the very heart of the rugged wilderness of the Cedarberg and the Tatra Mountains. The village is famous for the little shoe factory and its well-known and hand-made "Veld Skoene". Access from Clanwilliam via the Pakhuis Pass. The road is quite rough but if you drive slowly you can make it in a normal car.

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