While camping in the Cederberg is a bucket-list experience for some, others can’t get enough of it. Once you’ve experienced waking up to some of the Cederberg’s exquisite landscapes with grey and burnt-orange colours glowing back at you, you’re hooked and plans for your next trip will already be underway.
Off-roading activities for 4×4 enthusiasts in and around the Cederberg is endless, as well as walking & hiking trails, rock climbing locations and when it comes to different camping styles you’re spoilt for choice.
We recently visited Mount Ceder, located near the Koue Bokkeveld area in the Cederberg, where we spent 2 nights in one of its private campsites…
Mount Ceder ECO Campsites (Soutkrans)
Mount Ceder’s private ECO Campsites consist of three generously spaced sites, (Soutkrans, Kriedoring & Kraalbos), spread out along the valley of the Grootrivier and at the foot of the surrounding Blinkberg Mountain. Each campsite offers solar lighting, gas stoves, their own private ablution facilities, kitchenettes, hot & cold water, braai units, and shaded netting to give campers some relief from the Cederberg’s scorching temperatures during the summer months.
We visited Mount Ceder just after some of the heaviest rains we’ve seen in the Cape for a long while. Despite early morning temperatures dropping to around 2-degrees and many of the Cederberg’s main roads and routes having been closed as a result of flooding, the detours made for an exciting weekend of exploring and adventure during our winter getaway in the Cederberg.
5-Star Camping on a Budget
Thoughtful gestures in each campsite bathroom, like hand soap and shower gel, make camping at Mount Ceder feel just as welcoming and ‘at home’ as any of the other accommodation that you can opt for at the farm, without compromising on a rustic, outdoor Cederberg experience. The level of cleanliness, combined with the extremely friendly and helpful service from Mount Ceder’s staff, made this feel like 5-star camping on a budget.
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In addition to its campsites, Mount Ceder also offers 6 fully equipped self-catering houses, sleeping up to 6 guests and 6 fully equipped self-catering guest houses, sleeping 2 to 4 guests.
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