Cederberg Hike


The Cederberg Wilderness Area falls within the world renowned Fynbos Biome. Only 220 km from Cape Town, this 71 000-ha mountain complex is managed by Cape Nature Conservation, principally for conservation of the pure, silt-free water of this catchment area, as a recreation area (one of the few areas in this country where visitors can enjoy the ‘wilderness experience’) and as a sanctuary for the bio diverse Cape fynbos.

We will look for the Snow Protea (Protea cryophilla) – a magnificent plant with flowering cones the size of the King Protea. Instead of being predominantly red it is a beautiful, snowy white and it is 130 – 160 mm in diameter. The Snow Protea grows exclusively in isolated parts of the Cederberg Wilderness Area and grows mainly in small belt of about 25 km. It is found nowhere else in the world than in the Cederberg.

• Maltese Cross and via Cederhout Kloof, along the Gorgeous
• Rocks route to Cederhout Kloof
• the Stadsaal Caves
• Gabriels Pass to the Wolfberg Arch and back

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