Algeria

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Algeria

Western Cape - Cederberg - Clanwilliam

Location
Algeria campsite is located in the Cederberg, close to he town of Clanwilliam (approx 27 km away).  It is located within the mountainous terrain and is located on the banks of the Rondegat River.  The campsite is located 220 kms from Cape Town and the drive will take you approximately 2h45m.  Access is from the N7 and then 18 kms on a windy mountain dirt road to the entrance of the resort.

Stands
There are 48 campsites campsites are arranged along and above the river.  The terraced sites are flat, shady and the ground is mostly compacted soil under the trees.  There are lovely grassed areas within the resort.  Each site is clearly demarcated and the numerous trees offer plenty of shade..  Each site has its own table and benches, which really come in handy.

Electricity
Each campsite has its own electricity connection for a standard three pronged plug.  The plug points are  located close at hand, so extension cords are not required.

Ablutions
The ablution facilities are consist of toilets and showers and the ladies bathrooms even have the luxury of baths.  The is hot water in each bathroom is gas generated and always available.   There is no toilet paper or soap, so remember to bring when you visit the facilities.

Dishwashing
The is a small scullery for washing your dishes and remember to bring your dish rack.

Braais
Each site has its own built in braai.  Be sure to bring your braai grid; just to be on the safe side.  Wood can be purchased at the on-site shop.

On site
The campsites are located close to the river.
The water in the river is crystal clear and great for swimming and/or cooling of on a hot sunny day.  The water is however icy cold, so be prepared for a shock to the system.
There is a jungle gym for the kids.
Shop for your essentials
Hiking
Rock art
Mountain biking trails
Donkey cart adventures on Saturdays
No pets allowed.

Road conditions
The N7 is tarred, but as soon as you turn off the freeway, you will be travelling along a dirt road.  There are two mountain passes that need to be navigated on your way to the campsite.  This road can be a bit treacherous if you are travelling in a standard sedan, but an SUV is ideal.  The views from the road are breath taking and one becomes aware how remote this area is.

Other
The resort is managed by Cape Nature, so a conservation fee is payable on top of your camping fees.

Contact Details
Telephone   021 482 0190
email: bookings@capenature.co.za

Comments
The resort is beautifully maintained and looks spectacular.  The sites are quite large and therefore afford some privacy even during high season. This resort is the most expensive camping accommodation in the Cederberg, but well worth the spend.

2 thoughts on “Algeria

    1. Their fees are as follows:
      Day Access = R70 per adult;
      Overnight fee = R40 per adult
      Day Access = R40 per child;
      Overnight fee = R20 per child

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