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Motor Biking
 

Southern Route
Oasis - south 47 km to Kagga Kamma turnoff - turn left - up Katbakkies Pass to go down Skittery Kloof until you reach Calvinia Road - Turn right to Ceres - On top of Theron's Berg Pass turn right on Witklippies Road - Follow until you reach R303 - Turn right to Op Die Berg - Turn right to Cederberg - Keep left when you get to end of tarred road
47 km to Oasis +200km

Northern Route:
Oasis - north to Wupperthal - Biedouw Valley - turn left at Englishman's Grave -Clanwilliam (can turn right at Elizabeth Fontein turnoff - to Bulshoek Dam - turn left to Clanwilliam) - Turn left into Main Street and right at fork at the Old Prison - out of town on to gravel to Algeria (can turn right at Rondegat turnoff - turn left at N7 bridge to Algeria) - back to Oasis
200 - 250km
Western Route:
Oasis north over Algeria to N7 - turn left before bridge - to Citrusdal -turn left at 4 way stop in Citrusdal - over Middelberg Pass to Op Die Berg -turn left to Cederberg - Keep left when you get to end of tarred road
47 km to Oasis, 200km
 

Eastern Route:
Oasis north to Wupperthal - Biedouw Valley - Turn right to Uitspankraal - cross the Doring River - turn right on Ceres road
- turn right again at Skitterykloof- pass. Kagga Kamma - down Katbakkies Pass - turn right to Cederberg
47 km to Oasis 300km

Old Postal Route
Speak to Gerrit

 

 
The Loop
The circular route around Matjiesriver and Kromriver
Can be started anywhere

Stop over for refreshments at Oasis
and Kromriver
Cederberg Challenge
The mountain between Oasis, Nuwerust and Mount Ceder

Stop over for refreshments at Oasis
and Mount Ceder

Ride Trough
From the South, starting at gravel road at Kagga Kamma's turnoff
48 km to Oasis over Blinkberg Pass - north over Wupperthal -
60 km to Biedouw Valley - 110 km to Clanwilliam. Or Oasis to N7 over Algeria 60 km

2 - 3 day trip

Climate
Please ask about the Weather before you book, because it differs from place to place.
The rainfall differs from 1600mm at Algeria to less than 250mm around Oasis, Mount Ceder and Nuwerust
At the Oasis it is 99% frost-free.

FAQ
Questions Answers

Is there a town called Cederberg?

No. It is only a region.

Are there shops and filling stations?

The nearest shop and filling station is in
Op-Die-Berg about 53km from Oasis, however, each accommodation facility caters for their own visitors.
Is it accessible by sedan car?

Normally, the roads are not too bad. The road from Ceres was built four years ago and is usually in the better condition.
The road from the N7 is being paved for a small section at Algeria

Do we get snow in the winter?

Yes. The snow line is 1000m, but it can fall as low as 800m.

Can the river crossings get flooded?

Yes. Normally, the rivers run down quickly. Ask the locals for advice as they have all of the necessary knowledge about the rivers.

Do we have snakes and scorpions? Yes, we do but not many. If you see one, just leave it alone!

Are there leopards in the Cederberg?

Yes

Do we have to pay to enter the Conservancy area?

No. Permits are only necessary for hiking trails.

Is there cellular phone reception in the Central Cederberg?

No, not really.

Can one do overnight hikes?

Yes. See our overnight section.

When is the observatory open?

Saturday nights, except full moon nights.

Are there mosquitoes?

Yes. Some places more than others. Ask before booking.

Are there 4x4 routes?

No, not in the Central Cederberg. There are only routes to the north and the south.

Are there places for game drives?

No, not yet.
Does the road connect Wupperthal and Matjies River? Yes, 4x4's, 4x2's and bikes
Are dogs allowed in the Conservancy? No, dogs are not allowed on Cape Nature's land and, therefore, by agreement, not on any
member's land.
Can I get back my deposit? If cancelled more than 14 days before booking, 90% refund
If 14 days before booking, 50% refund
If less than 7 days, no refund.
Horse Riding
 
Mount Ceder
+27(0)27 482 2807
Property for Sale
 
Kruis Rivier 27(0)27 482 2819
Roads
Route
Vehicle required
Enquire about the routes at your accommodation facilities before booking.

Ceres to Op-die-Berg
into Cederberg
(South)
Accessible for all vehicles

Citrusdal, Op die Berg into Cederberg
(West)
Accessible for all vehicles

Citrusdal, N7, Algeria into Cederberg
(West)
Accessible for all vehicles

Clanwilliam, Grootkloof into Cederberg
(North)
Accessible for all vehicles

Clanwilliam, Biedouw Valley, Wupperthal into
Cederberg
(True North)
Accessible until Wupperthal, any further and 4x4, 4x2, or bike required
Calvinia, Biedouw Valley, Wupperthal into Cederberg (True North) Accessible until Wupperthal, any further and 4x4, 4x2, or bike required
Calvinia, De Bos, Biedouw Valley, Wupperthal into Cederberg
(North East)
(Doringriver can be flooded June to November)
Ceres or Calvinia, Ceres-Karoo (Tanqua), Kagga Kamma
into Cederberg
(South East )
Accessible for all vehicles
Rock climbing
 
Truitjieskraal
Nearest accommodation facilities are Kromriver and Oasis.
Rooiberg
Nearest accommodation facilities are Nuwerust and Oasis.
Wolfberg
Nearest accommodation facilities are Kromriver and Sanddrif.
Quads
No unlicensed bikes are allowed on public roads. No Quads are allowed on the land of Nature Conservation
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