conquer the epic Cederberg waterfall hike

A trip to Cederberg is medicine for the soul, and no trip would be complete without an epic hike. The region is renowned for its spectacular scenery: sandstone caves and rocky overhangs house some of the finest examples of ancient rock art in the region. And CapNature is at the helm of making sure every experience is perfect.

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In addition to nurturing nature, CapeNature provides authentic and memorable ecotourism experiences to local and international visitors. These vary from adrenaline-filled activities such as bouldering, kloofing, and kayaking, to more leisurely pursuits like hiking, fishing, mountain biking, and whale watching.

We are going on a hike:

We gathered our team to embark on an epic road trip through Algeria in the Cederberg wilderness. One of the most spectacular hikes in the Western Cape awaits: the waterfall hike!

Algeria is about 250 kilometers from Cape Town, so be sure to start early. Along the way, there are plenty of places to refuel (gas and snacks). To enter the reserve you will need a permit which can be purchased in advance.

When you arrive at the CapeNature Algeria offices, the friendly staff will provide you with everything you need to crush the waterfall hike. You will be guided along the route and you may feel the urge to buy a lekker sun hat for your hike. There is a shop that stocks everything you need.

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Hiking :

The Waterfall Hike is a moderately steep trail that leads from Algeria to the Middelberg Waterfall. The route is clearly marked. It takes about 1h30 to reach the summit (3h round trip).

Along the way, you’ll discover Mother Nature’s finest rocks and caves, as well as hints of history, including outstanding examples of San and Khoi rock art.

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What awaits you at the top is truly spectacular: a breathtaking waterfall encapsulated in fluffy green moss and magnificent views. It is the ideal place to stop for a swim and a picnic before starting the descent.

Capture the moment:

Adventures with CapeNature are ones you will remember forever. Be sure to capture the moment at the new stock photo frame outside.

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Stay a bit :

From bouldering to donkey cart adventures, there is so much to offer in Algeria. Extend your stay by booking in one of the many places to stay. There are beautiful campsites and cozy cabins to choose from.

The details:

Directions from Cape Town:

Take the N7 highway. Stay on the N7 after Citrusdal, after 28 kilometers, turn right at the Cederberg/Algeria junction. Follow this main gravel road for 17 kilometers and you will see the office complex and the accommodation and campsite access road on your left. This is a 250 kilometer journey, which should take about three hours.

Business hours :

  • September 1 to April 30: 7:30 a.m. to 7 p.m.
  • May 1 to August 31: 7:30 a.m. to 6 p.m.

Reservations and requests:

  • General: 027 482 2403 087 087 3968
  • Accommodation and Permit Reservations: 087 087 8250

More information:

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