Map Guide Wolfberg-Cederberg, Western Cape of South Africa, by Tony Lourens.
South African climber and designer Tony Lourens is the publisher of the Map Guide series, here introducing the region Wolfberg-Cederberg in the Western Cape of South Africa.
[…] 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 eopard 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. One of the most popular one day outings which is a must for all visitors and locals alike is the impressive and unforgettable hike up through the Wolfberg Cracks, and across to the Wolfberg Arch. For more 'rustig' days, an exploratory walk around the Stadsaal caves and rock formations, or a lazy day down at the Maalgat pools should also be high on your list. These main attractions, all in close proximity to each other in the central Cederberg, are described in this brochure. The Cederberg is three hours drive from Cape Town. Take the Cape-Namibia (N7) road north towards Citrusdal. Drive a further 28 km toward Clanwilliam to the Algeria turn-off and take a right here. Follow the gravel road past Algeria Forest Station (18 km) and up and over the Uitkyk Pass to the upper plateau towards Dwarsrivier. Soon you will pass the turn off to Driehoek (13 km from Algeria). Continue for another 15 km to reach Dwarsrivier farm. This is the best base for exploring the Wolfberg Cracks and Arch. To get to Kromrivier however, continue through Dwarsrivier and keep right at the Sanddrif fork. At the next fork take a right towards Kromrivier. A steep pass will lead down into the valley and to the reception office. Sanddrif: For hiking the trail through the Wolfberg Cracks and to the Arch and for exploring Stadsaal and visiting Maalgat, the most convenient place to stay would be at Sanddrif on Dwarsrivier farm. They have good camping facilities and very comfortable chalets. There is also a shop that sells basic food stuffs, wood, cooldrinks and of course a range of their excellent wine. […]
This is an excerpt from the Map Guide to Wolfberg-Cederberg, Western Cape of South Africa, by Tony Lourens.
Title: Map Guide Wolfberg-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 9780987040312 / ISBN 978-0-9870403-1-2
Fold-up brochure, both-sided print, maps and photos
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