This region is located approximately 300 kms from Cape Town. The area is easily accessible from the Cape Town to Namibia route along the N7 freeway. The region is dominated by the Cederberg mountains.
The Cederberg Mountains and nature reserve are located within this region. The mountain range is named after the endangered Clanwilliam cedar, which is a tree endemic to the area. The mountains are noted for dramatic rock formations. The Clanwilliam Dam is also located within this region. The dam has become a popular watersport and fishing destination.
Town and Cities
Clanwilliam, located in the north of the region, is the largest city within this region. The town of Citrusdal is located on the southern side of the region. Moreesberg, Koringsberg and Porterville are smaller towns located within this region.
The national N7 freeway, which is the main arterial route between Cape Town and the border of Namibia, runs along the western border of this region. Due to the mainly mountainous region, there are few tarred roads outside the towns and cities. The Cederberg itself can only be crossed in a west-east direction via either the "Uitkyk" pass or the "Middelberg" pass. Borth passes can become quite challenging, particularly after the rainy season and at the end of the hot summer season when the sand becomes deeper. Many camping sites are located off either of these two passes.
Summers are very hot and dry, while the winters are wetter and cold with typical annual rainfall in the low-lying areas of less than 700 mm. The higher peaks receive a dusting of snow in winter. Summer days are typically clear and cloudless. Due to the clear skies most of the year, it makes an excellent site for stargazing.
What to expect
Towering mountains, crystal clear rivers await you within the mountain area. The Clanwilliam Dam, with its associated fishing and watersports attract many visitors . The terrain is ideal for 4x4 activities and there are may routes on offer for the 4x4 enthusiast, whether they are beginners or experts. And of course, the stargazing in the evenings is breathtaking.
45+ camping sites in the Cederberg region of the Western Cape
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Listing of Camp Sites
Below is a listing of camp sites in the Cederberg Region of the Western Cape.
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