Cederberg Explorer

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Mountain walking in the stunning Cederberg Wilderness Area – an ancient landscape crossed by remote trails leading past unique geological features and weird wind-shaped rock formations.  Explore ancient San rock art, dive into the crystal clear water of mountain pools, marvel at an unbelievable night sky and taste wines at one of the region’s premier wine farms.

Highlights of this experience include hikes to the famous Maltese Cross, Wolfberg Cracks and the ancient rock art of Stadsaal Caves; rock jumping and swimming in a mountain pool; wine tasting at Cederberg Wines; Cederberg skies on a clear day – vast during the day and impossibly sprinkled with stars at night; 2 nights comfortable accommodation in close vicinity of the trail heads and the possibility of seeing wildlife such as Baboon, Rock Hyrax, Klipspringer, Caracal or even the elusive Cape Leopard. 

The trip is intended to appeal to guests who enjoy hiking on remote trails and are seeking a wilderness experience away from the standard tourist route.  The nature of the hiking assumes a moderate to good fitness level with comfort on steep ground and light rock scrambles.

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    All transfers

    Professional Active Africa Mountain Walking Driver-Guide

    Mineral water, trail snacks and refreshments during walking activities

    2 x breakfast, 3 x lunch, & 2 x Dinner, including mineral water and hot beverages

    Limited wine and malt at dinner and sundowner cocktails

    Sunset Drinks Day 1

    Wine tasting fees

    All entrance fees and costs pertaining to the tour

    Access to Active Africa personal walking equipment – cold weather gear, trekking poles, back packs, water bottles


    All Alcoholic beverages except at Sunset Drinks on Day 1

    Personal purchases

    Guide Gratuities


    Most dietary requirements can be catered for provided ample advance notice is given, although please note that strict Kosher or Halaal diets may be limited and attract a surcharge.

    The winter months (June – September) can be cold and wet, but this often does not detract from the beauty of the hikes. December through February can be very hot in the Cederberg.

    Cell phone reception is patchy to absent in this region and there is no WiFi



    • Day 1: Easy to Moderate.  Gently undulating hiking over sandy trails.  1 to 2hrs, 5km.
    • Day 2: Hard to Challenging.  Steep ascent over rocky trails including some light rock scrambling – 5km / 4 to 5hrs.  Option to extend the hike to the Wolfberg Arch – 8km / 6 to 7hrs
    • Day 3: Moderate to Hard.  Gradual but sustained ascent over sandy and rocky trails – 7km / 3 to 4hrs

    For takeaway information, please download our fact sheet for the Cederberg Explorer



    The Sanddrif cottages are simple and rustic, yet pleasantly appointed with individual rooms, comfortable beds and linen, gas-heated hot showers, flushing toilets and a stylish living area both indoors and outside.

    The cottages can accommodate up to 6 people in total.  The cottages are booked for private use – guests do not share the facility with other guests.

    Larger group sizes can be accommodated – please discuss this with your Active Africa consultant.

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