North of Cape Town, on the southern fringes of Namaqualand, lie the Cederberg Mountains.
The riot of color that accompanies the coming of the Namaqua spring flowers does reach south into the Cederberg, although it is the stunning backdrop of dramatic mountains speckled with tenacious fynbos and cut through with tortuous passes that draws people here year-round.
Bushmen (San) culture
The area was one of the last havens of the Bushmen, or San, and their prolific rock-art in the region recalls their peaceful existence before European settlers introduced the guns and diseases that wiped them out.
Suggested itinerary featuring the Cederberg Mountains
This sample itinerary will give you an idea of what is possible when you travel in the Cederberg Mountains, and showcases routes we know work particularly well. Treat this as inspiration, because your trip will be created uniquely by one of our specialists.
Map of the Cederberg Mountains
Places & hotels on the map
Places near the Cederberg Mountains
- Paternoster 75 miles away
- Langebaan 75 miles away
- Paarl 86 miles away
- The Winelands 93 miles away
- Franschhoek 98 miles away
- Stellenbosch 101 miles away
- Cape Town 106 miles away
- Montagu 107 miles away
- Constantia 113 miles away
- Sanbona Game Reserve 121 miles away
- The Cape Peninsula 128 miles away
- Swellendam 131 miles away
- Hermanus 133 miles away
- The Whale Coast 134 miles away
- The Overberg 139 miles away
- De Kelders 143 miles away
- De Hoop Nature Reserve 157 miles away
- Calitzdorp 166 miles away
- The Cango Caves & Swartberg Pass 191 miles away
- Oudtshoorn & Surrounds 195 miles away
- Namaqualand 213 miles away
- Wilderness 225 miles away
- The Klein Karoo 228 miles away
- Knysna 251 miles away
- Plettenberg Bay 268 miles away
- Tsitsikamma Forest 285 miles away
Photos of the Cederberg Mountains
Accommodation choices for the Cederberg Mountains
We’ve selected a range of accommodation options for when you visit the Cederberg Mountains. Our choices usually come recommended for their character, facilities and service or location. Our specialists always aim to suggest properties that match your preferences.
Overlooking the rugged Cederberg Mountains and endless hills of fynbos vegetation, Cederberg Ridge Wilderness Lodge is a peaceful retreat surrounded by vineyards, hiking trails and some of the Earth’s oldest artwork.
Located on one of South Africa’s UNESCO World Heritage Sites, Bushmans Kloof is a multi award-winning private lodge set on a vast natural estate; home to one of the greatest concentrations of San rock art anywhere in Africa.