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The Cederberg region offers a rich natural heritage, fruit-filled valleys and towering mountains.
The name Lambert’s Bay conjures up visions of Bird Island, Khoi Rock art, a wealth of seafood and myriad sun-sea-and-sand activities. Just two hours’ scenic drive from Cape Town and 60km West of Clanwilliam, this seafood mecca, in the heart of crayfish country, attracts holidaymakers, weekenders and day-trippers. View gannets, cormorants and seals at Bird Island. Seashell paved hiking trails, Jackal Creek Route and beach walks to Muisbosskerm and doorspring. Lamberts bay also has a beautiful harbor dating back to the fishing industry. After a refreshing day’s hiking or 4×4 trailing, relax at one of our open-air seafood restaurants for a feast of seafood with our local wines.
Nestled between the Atlantic Ocean and the Bobbejaan Mountain lies this hotspot for surfers around the world. The Bobbejaan Mountain cliffs project into the sea at Baboon Point and a large rock shelter in the cliff is adorned with primitive San paintings. Excavations at a rock shelter in the cliffs indicate habitation by man 15 000 years ago.
Elands Bay Cave is a rock art site dating back 10 000 years. Hiking on top of the Bobbejaan Mountain offers stunning views over the ocean(south north). Stay over or enjoy lunch at the charming Elandsbay Hotel. Elandsbaai is 95km northwest of Piketberg and 70km from Velddrif and this is where the magnificent Verlorenvlei, a natural marsh and sanctuary for 240 bird species, flows into the Atlantic Ocean.
The bay is a prime whale and dolphin viewing venue between July and December when migrating Southern Right whales and Heavyside dolphins can be seen. Throughout the year, playful dolphins can be seen ‘surfing the waves’ and, on occasion, Orcas (killer whales) can also be seen.
Home to the world renowned Rooibos tea and Cederberg Mountain range. Clanwilliam is tucked in at the foot of the majestic Cederberg mountain range, about 230km from Cape Town. Steeped in history, it is surrounded by magnificent scenery and is known for the endemic Rooibos tea which is cultivated here, as well as a wealth of Mediterranean and sub-tropical trees, flowers, fruits and nuts that thrive in the fertile soils. Clanwilliam is also home to the highest vineyards in South Africa, which produce award winning wines. The Ramskop Nature Reserve and Biedouw Valley offers a variety of wildflowers that burst into bloom after the winter rains between August and September, creating a spectacular flower display that draws visitors from far and wide. The Olifantsrivier and Jan Disselsrivier embrace the town that is guarded over by the towering Cederberg and the Clanwilliam Dam Resort is popular among water skiers and anglers. The Cederberg Wilderness Area comprises 7 100 hectares and is a remote, pristine area with breathtaking scenery that includes cape fynbos and dramatic rock formations. In the heart of the Cederberg Mountains is Bushman’s Kloof Wilderness Reserve and Retreat, one of South Africa’s most spectacular Natural Heritage Sites and custodian of the world’s largest open-air Bushman Rock-art gallery.
Nestled on the banks of the Olifantsrivier, about 180 km, and less than two
hour’s drive from Cape Town on the N7, lies this bustling rural town, set
amongst citrus orchards and vineyards at the foothills of the majestic Cederberg Mountains. Citrusdal is the centre of the Western Cape citrus industry. It is world renowned for its superior quality citrus fruits, wines and
herbal fynbos products such as rooibos tea and buchu. Holidaying here is an
exhilarating experience for those seeking peace and quiet or pursuing
nature related activities.