Map Guide Sneeuberg in the Cederberg, Western Cape of South Africa, by Tony Lourens
Rock climber and designer Tony Lourens from South Africa publishes the Map Guide series, here introducing the Sneeuberg in the Cederberg, Western Cape of South Africa.
[...] When I first started going to the Cederberg in the mid 1970s it was still a relatively unknown range with not many people visiting the area. Over the years however, the Cederberg, and in particular the Wolfberg area, has become extremely popular and has had to endure the impact of tens of thousands of people who make the pilgrimage from Cape Town (and further afield) to enjoy this very special place. Please respect our mountains and keep them environmentally protected. Sneeuberg and the Maltese Cross lie on Cape Nature's land and permits are required for these hikes. Permits for Sneeuberg can be obtained at Algeria or Driehoek and for the Maltese Cross at Dwarsrivier. The Lots se Vrou trail can be walked without a permit. Valid Wild Card holders do not have to pay to get access to Cape Nature land. To say that the Cederberg is unique is quite simply an understatement. It is a collection of mountains, valleys, canyons, rocky summits, streams and wild and remote plateaux of unspeakable beauty. A place that keeps unfolding the more you explore and keeps on giving the more adventurous you become. The Cederberg is also much more than just a mountain range. It is a place steeped in history where people have lived, worked and farmed for many generations. It is the home of Rooibos tea, the Cape mountain leopard and boasts the highest vineyard in South Africa, yielding some of the finest wines in the country. For the hiker and climber the possibilities are literally endless, for the Cederberg mountains offer short easy walks of only a few hours, to medium hikes taking anything from half to a full day, to demanding multi-day trails which can take you across the entire length of this spectacular range. Sneeuberg, the lofty peak that looks down upon you from the right as you travel into the Cederberg above Uitkyk Pass, is the highest peak in the Cederberg, reaching an altitude of 2028 metres above sea level and dominates the western side of the range. A trek to the summit of this mountain is nothing short of memorable and takes in some exciting and complex scrambling through the summit cone to reach the top. It can be done in one very long day, or in two days, with a night out on the plateau near the Sneeuberg Hut. Easier half-day walks include a visit to the Maltese Cross on the foothills of Sneeuberg, a 20 metre-high rock formation that was first climbed in 1949 and a great place to have a picnic and take in the awesome views of the eastern Cederberg. And of course the Lots se Vrou trail, which meanders among crazy, twisted rock formations for a few hours. This walk is best undertaken at sunrise or sunset and is a photographer's delight. [...]
This is an excerpt from the Map Guide to Sneeuberg in the Cederberg, Western Cape of South Africa, by Tony Lourens.
Title: Map Guide Sneeuberg in the Cederberg, Western Cape of South Africa
Type: Rock Climbing and Hiking Guide and Map
Author: Tony Lourens
Publisher: Blue Mountain Design & Publishing
Cape Town, South Africa
ISBN 9780987040305 / ISBN 978-0-9870403-0-5
Fold-up brochure, both-sided print, maps and photos
Lourens, Tony im Namibiana-Buchangebot
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