Hiking

HIKING TRAILS FOR DAY VISITORS
Name Comments Enquiries / Bookings
CHRISTIE PRINS HIKING TRAIL The hiking trail starts and end on a farm 4km north-west of Prince Alfred's Hamlet in the Skurweberg Mountains. This hiking trail was established as an Eco-tourism project by one of the local primary schools.  The route is named after a local conservationist of the area.  There are 2 routes: One of  ±2 hours and one of ±4 hours. Route Map and Trail description available at the Ceres Tourism Office.

Ceres Tourism Office
Tel: 023 316 1287

MATROOSBERG HIKING TRAIL Situated in the Matroosberg Nature Reserve, 35 km’s east of Ceres. The trail is ± 13 km up the Matroosberg Mountain, running along the 4x4/ mountain safari route that reaches the Matroosberg Peak (2247 m high – the highest peak in the Boland). Day visitor entrance: R50 p/ person. Snow can be reached in winter. Also Self-catering Accommodation & Camping offered. Matroosberg Nature Reserve
Tel: 023 312 2282
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HIKING ONLY ALLOWED WITH USE OF ACCOMMODATION
EDENVUE CHALETS Situated on a working fruit farm outside Prince Alfred’s Hamlet (14 km’s from Ceres). The farm Lies at the foot of the Waboomsberg Mountains and one can roam freely on the farm. Self-catering Accommodation: 3 Chalets Cell: 082 494 4960
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FAIRFIELD MOUNTAIN COTTAGES Various short trails for walking and mountain climbing in the Skurweberg Mountains and on this working fruit farm. Self-catering Accommodation: 3 Cottages. Tel: 023 315 5840
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HOUDENBEK FARM COTTAGES The Heiveld Arch Hiking trail (5 hours) will take one past fynbos and fascinating rock formations up to the Heiveld Arch, with views of the Koue Bokkeveld, Sneeukop and the southern Cederberg. See also San Rock Art here. (Of all the Cederberg's rock arches, the best of them is here by Peter Slingsby in "Walks with a fat dog"). Also other shorter trails. Self-catering Accommodation: 1 Guest House and 2 Cottages Tel: 023 317 0759 / 48
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KLIPHUIS COTTAGE Nestled against the Skurweberg Mountains, 10 km’s off the R303 to Citrusdal in the heart of the Koue Bokkeveld (63 km’s from Ceres). Roam freely on the farm and in the surrounding hills and mountain.
Self-catering Accommodation: 1 Cottage
Tel: 023 313 3596
(Hennie Spamer)
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KUNJE GUEST FARM Several trails on the farm Kunje, 85 km’s north of Ceres on the R303 to Citrusdal, which varies from leisure walks to mountain climbing for the more energetic. See also San Rock Art here.
Self-catering Accommodation: 4 Cottages, 1 Guest House and 1 Hiker’s Hut (Geelberg Hut).
Tel: 022 921 3536
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MOUNT CEDER Enjoy the rugged beauty and tranquillity of the Cederberg Mountains at Mount Ceder, the southern gateway to the Cederberg conservancy. Interesting fauna and flora, crystals, fossils and rock art can be seen along the short trails. Also close to the Stadsaal Caves & Truitjieskraal & other Cederberg Hikes. Self-catering Accommodation: 8 Cottages Tel: 023 317 0113 / 848
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THE RIVER SIDING Situated on a fruit and wine farm right on the edge of the Breede River in breathtaking mountain surroundings (10 km from Ceres).  Short walks on the farm and into mountains. See also Rock Art here.
Self-catering Accommodation: 1 Rondavel & 1 Cottage
Tel: 023 231 0726
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RHODENE FARM COTTAGE Situated 9km’s from Ceres, on a working fruit farm, at the foot of the Skurweberg Mountains. Roam freely on the farm through orchards, along the farm dam and into the mountain hills.
Self-catering Accommodation: 3 Cottages.
Tel: 023 313 3607
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WADRIF GUEST HOUSE On a working fruit farm, 40 km’s north of Ceres, on the R303 to Citrusdal.  Walks on the farm, hiking in mountains up to a waterfall and rock pools.  Find the red disa in the mountains from mid-Dec to end January each year. Self-catering Accommodation: 2 Cottages Tel: 023 317 0717