WESTERN CAPE » CEDARBERG MOUNTAINS
The Cederberg region, 2½ hours’ drive from Cape Town
, has a spectacular mountain landscape, is a treasure house of pre-colonial rock ar
t and has a rich botanical diversity
, being part of the Cape
of South Africa. A major portion is a proclaimed Wilderness Area that recently obtained World Heritage status.
Over 2000 sites of an impressive variety of San (Bushmen) rock art
. Amazing red sandstone cliffs and rock formations, sculpted and weathered by nature. A fascinating variety of flora, including the endemic Clanwilliam cedar tree Widdringtonia cedarbergensis, an endangered Red Data species. Abundant bird life
and a wide variety of fauna, including the rare Cape Mountain Leopard
. Communities of farmers & rooibos tea growers , as well as Moravian missionaries from Bohemia, living in picturesque mountain villages.