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Saint du Barrys Guest House

12 Reviews
Sleeps 15 in 5 rooms

Saint du Barrys is situated at the foot of the Cedarberg in the historic town of Clanwilliam, which...
Saint du Barrys is situated at the foot of the Cedarberg in the historic town of Clanwilliam, which is 220 km from Cape Town on the N7. The coastal town of Lambert's Bay is 60 km to the west of Clanwilliam and the Namibian border is 470 km to the north. There are various restaurants within easy walking distance and major banks are close by.

All five of the suites open onto the garden which has a huge wild fig tree in the centre. This tree is well over a hundred years old and gives the lodge its own ambience of peace and protection. Guests are welcome to relax in the garden around the fish pond, to use the splash pool and to enjoy drinks on the shaded veranda or in the guest lounge in the hundred-year-old section of the lodge.

Jams, warm bread, fresh muffins and muesli are all home-made and contribute to a delightful breakfast. Dinners are served by arrangement and are an outstanding highlight at Saint du Barry’s. Guests return regularly to enjoy Joan’s preparation of the freshest ingredients in ways that enhance their natural flavours. Having drinks on the patio or at the fish pond in the late afternoon while watching the light change from gold to pink and dark blue is a favourite past time for guests.

This country lodge is more than a B&B; it is a home with a reputation for comfort, personal attention, friendliness and helpfulness. The Swiss and Scottish backgrounds of the hosts, Wally and Joan, create an atmosphere of cheerfulness and generosity, and the friendly dogs and cats are at hand to create a homely experience for guests who miss their pets. The parrot, Ramius the Red October, is capable of amusing an audience for hours.

We are fully licensed, family friendly, and we offer free WiFi throughout the guesthouse and garden, laundry facilities, books and gifts. Secure under-cover parking is available. Visa, Master and Amex cards are accepted.
from R1300
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Boskloof Swemgat

50 Reviews
Sleeps 40 in 8 rooms

Pensioners Special   Boskloof Swemgat is a beautiful small farm in the unspoiled Boskloof Valley, some 10 km from Clanwilliam and at the foothills of the...
Boskloof Swemgat is a beautiful small farm in the unspoiled Boskloof Valley, some 10 km from Clanwilliam and at the foothills of the Northern Cedarberg Mountains.

The farm offers eight self-catering cottages, all situated on the banks of the Jan Dissels River with beautiful views of the surrounding mountains. It is the ideal place for a family getaway or a romantic weekend. Explore the farm roads on foot or mountain bike, fish and swim in the unpolluted river and be awed by the stars in the clear night skies above you.

Make this your base from which to explore the Cedarberg, the coast of Lambert's Bay, Wupperthal, Namaqualand and Clanwilliam, or simply relax and enjoy the peace and tranquility of the nature around you.
from R530

Skimmelberg Getaway

Sleeps 8 in 4 rooms

Skimmelberg Getaway is set on a working rooibos, buchu and citrus farm. It is located between Citrusdal and Clanwilliam, approximately 200...
Skimmelberg Getaway is set on a working rooibos, buchu and citrus farm. It is located between Citrusdal and Clanwilliam, approximately 200 km from Cape Town along the N7. This characterful house is the ideal self-catering getaway, where guests can unwind and experience the beauty and tranquillity of the greater Cederberg area.

This farmhouse can accommodate up to eight guests and is well-equipped for self-catering; all though a light breakfast can be provided on request. The open-plan living area has comfortable seating with a TV as well as a six-seater dining room table. The house has two double en-suite bedrooms with two more single beds in the living area.

Adjacent to the main house is a one-bedroom flat with its own kitchenette. All the rooms have bed linen, towels and heaters. Firewood is for sale at the farm for guest who make use of the indoor and outdoor braai facilities.

Enjoy hiking, swimming in the farm dam, birdwatching, rock-art paintings and long walks on scenic farm roads. The endemic Cape fynbos, various game and bird species contribute to the experience of being in the wilderness of the Skimmelberg Nature Reserve.

We also have a product shop on the farm where guests can buy a range of our teas, as well as souvenirs.

Note: for more than four people staying at Skimmelberg Getaway, please enquire on SafariNow for better rates.
from R750

Clanwilliam Hotel

9 Reviews
Sleeps 283 in 42 rooms

Ensconced in the magical Olifants River Valley, Clanwilliam Hotel is situated off the beaten track. Only two hours’ drive from Cape Town,...
Ensconced in the magical Olifants River Valley, Clanwilliam Hotel is situated off the beaten track. Only two hours’ drive from Cape Town, the hotel offers air-conditioned rooms, a swimming pool and secure parking. When you enter Clanwilliam Hotel, it is like coming home, where guests are still welcomed with true country hospitality.

Founded in 1732, the picturesque Cape Dutch homestead of Clanwilliam is one of the 10 oldest towns in the country. Tucked away at the foot of the Cederberg Mountains and perched on one of the countries favourite dams, its rich settler history offers a central location for a variety of attractions, from flower viewing to bushman art and a range of water sports. Clanwilliam is also famous for growing and cultivating rooibos tea, and for its original leather ‘veldskoene’ factory.

Andee's Restaurant is situated on the premises and offers lovely farm breakfasts. We are also situated within walking distance from all local restaurants. Clanwilliam Hotel is a five-minute drive from the spectacular 18 km-long Clanwilliam Dam, where visitors can partake in a range of water sports the likes of waterskiing, wake-boarding, parasailing and angling. Alternatively, nature enthusiasts can enjoy sweeping vistas of flowerscapes in the nearby Ramskop Nature Reserve which boasts over 200 indigenous species of wild flowers.

Hikers and anthropologists can peruse Bushman rock paintings, visit the local planetarium or Pakhuis Pass, just outside of town, which boasts magnificent landscapes and is the gateway to Wupperthal – a Moravian mission village. Adrenaline junkies who don’t like to get their hair wet can indulge in the nearby Cederberg Mountain’s scenic 4x4, quad bike and mountain bike trails.
from R1035

de Pakhuys

3 Reviews
Sleeps 76 in 20 rooms

Nestled in the picturesque Agter-Pakhuis Valley, 26 km from Clanwilliam en route to the historic Wuperthal village, you will find de...
Nestled in the picturesque Agter-Pakhuis Valley, 26 km from Clanwilliam en route to the historic Wuperthal village, you will find de Pakhuys Guest Farm which belongs to the Kruger and Botha families.

The Kruger family, originally from Cape Town, visited the area in 2003 and couldn't resist having a piece of this paradise to themselves. They subsequently bought a piece of land in this magnificent valley and decided to renovate cottages on the farm and share the splendour of the Cedarberg with visitors. The cottages and guests are cared for by partners and friends, Thys and Karin Kruger, and Mark and Marinda Botha.
from R100

Rondegat Self-catering Cottages

4 Reviews
Sleeps 76 in 11 rooms

Imagine sitting in the shade of a tree as you soak your feet in the cool waters of the Clanwilliam...
Imagine sitting in the shade of a tree as you soak your feet in the cool waters of the Clanwilliam Dam lost in thought, until screaming around the corner are the kids, clinging on to the side of a boat and having the time of their lives.

Rondegat Self-catering Cottages not only offer airy and spacious accommodation but also magnificent and rejuvenating views of the Clanwilliam Dam, the surrounding mountains and citrus orchards. It offers an experience that the whole family will enjoy.

Here one can bring their boat, 4x4, mountain bike, fishing rod, walking shoes or just a good book. You may need an Indiana Jones outfit to complete the picture as this is an adventure from the moment you arrive.

Quiet time can be enjoyed birdwatching and going on scenic hikes in the orchards or along the pristine Rondegat mountain stream. Here there is something for everyone.
from R472

Tuis Huis

3 Reviews
Sleeps 4 in 2 rooms

In the citrus country of Clanwilliam, the Tuis Huis is ideally located in the centre of town, within walking distance of all the charming...
In the citrus country of Clanwilliam, the Tuis Huis is ideally located in the centre of town, within walking distance of all the charming and elegant things it has to offer.

Sweeping mountain views and a well maintained garden surround both country cottages. Once inside, a warm and homely atmosphere caters for guests comfortably, with a few modern amenities to make your stay all the more pleasant.

Both units enjoy a private entrance and patio, from which to watch starry nights or enjoy the bright summer sunrises that light up this lush countryside.
from R560

Gazebo Holiday House

1 Review
Sleeps 14 in 7 rooms

Gazebo Holiday Home is a comfortable, fully equipped self-catering house with an excellent location overlooking Clanwilliam and a stone’s...
Gazebo Holiday Home is a comfortable, fully equipped self-catering house with an excellent location overlooking Clanwilliam and a stone’s throw from the renowned Clanwilliam Dam. The thatched house is situated a mere 4 km from Clanwilliam, at the foot of the Cedarberg mountain range, just two and a half hours' drive from Cape Town.

The house can accommodate up to 14 guests and comprises five bedrooms, a loft bedroom, four bathrooms, a lounge, kitchen and dining area. Each of the bedrooms contains a double bed and the loft room contains four single beds.

The lounge includes a TV with a DVD player and full DStv and the dining room includes an eight-seater dining table and chairs. The kitchen is fully equipped for self-catering and includes a fridge-freezer, kettle, microwave, stove and oven.

The lapa is ideal for entertaining and features a fireplace and a six-seater dining table. There is also a sparkling swimming pool, braai facilities and a massive garden. The patio area has lovely views of Clanwilliam, and under cover parking for six vehicles is provided.
from R1700

Daisy Cottage - Clanwilliam

2 Reviews
Sleeps 6 in 3 rooms

Down a quiet country lane at the foot of the Cederberg Mountain Range, Daisy Cottage lies in the...
Down a quiet country lane at the foot of the Cederberg Mountain Range, Daisy Cottage lies in the little hamlet known as Clanwilliam.

Surrounded by a lush green garden, this beautifully restored cottage has all the quirky charms of a traditional thatched cottage in this historic town. In the country kitchen one will find all the essential amenities and cooking utensils, spanning out into the open-plan living room where the couch doubles up as beds for the kids. Following the sunshine up the wooden stairs, the bedroom consists of two single beds and all linen and towels are provided.

Clanwilliam is one of the ten oldest towns in South Africa and one can go on many activities such as historical walks through the town centre while taking in seven national monuments. For the more adventurous, the Pakhuis Pass at Clanwilliam includes over 71 000 ha of mountainous terrain to explore, suitable for those wanting a real wilderness experience of this remarkable area.

At the end of a long day exploring the hidden gems of this town, you will find yourself relaxing and unwinding on the porch while enjoying a well-deserved glass of wine.
from R700

The Waenhuis

1 Review
Sleeps 10 in 5 rooms

Die Waenhuis is located on a farm outside of Clanwilliam. It is adjacent to the main farmhouse and offers a truly Old World holiday...
Die Waenhuis is located on a farm outside of Clanwilliam. It is adjacent to the main farmhouse and offers a truly Old World holiday experience. It is the ideal place to relax away from the stress of the big city.

The house has four bedrooms and a seating area that can accommodate additional people. There are four bathrooms, of which two have baths and showers. Guests are able to make use of the sparkling swimming pool that is shared with the main house.

The open-plan lounge and dining area is well equipped and the fully equipped kitchen is ideal for self-catering. We provide towels and linen, and we can arrange a cleaning service at an additional cost.

The farm boasts many walking trails through uncultivated and uninhabited land. The beautiful orange sand rock is a great challenge for rock climbers and is a wonderful place to enjoy some sundowners. The area boasts wonderful birdwatching opportunities and Bushmen paintings.
from R800

Owls Hoot

6 Reviews
Sleeps 4 in 2 rooms

Owls Hoot is a rustic, well-equipped and very clean two-bedroom cottage located just 500 m outside of Clanwilliam.

The two...
Owls Hoot is a rustic, well-equipped and very clean two-bedroom cottage located just 500 m outside of Clanwilliam.

The two bedrooms offer a double bed and twin beds respectively. Bedding, linen and towels are all supplied. The bedrooms are serviced by a single bathroom with a separate toilet and fans are installed in each room for your comfort. The kitchen is nicely equipped for self-catering and features a microwave oven, stove, fridge and other small appliances. If you are keen to light up a fire, a portable braai facility is available on the patio. The sitting room comes with comfortable seating and a TV with DSTV access.

Outside offers a swimming pool and small garden area. The area provides any nature lover an excellent opportunity to explore and take in the natural wildlife and fauna. Enjoy superb nature trails and hiking routes in the Cederberg.
from R650

Clanwilliam Lodge

8 Reviews
Sleeps 68 in 32 rooms

Located in the magical Oliphant’s River Valley, Clanwilliam Lodge is a colloquial gem emerging off the beaten track, oasis-like in its...
Located in the magical Oliphant’s River Valley, Clanwilliam Lodge is a colloquial gem emerging off the beaten track, oasis-like in its unforgiving semi-desert habitat. Only a two hours’ drive from Cape Town, the lodge offers 32 luxurious air-conditioned rooms, a poolside restaurant, a treatment room and delicious cuisine.

All rooms are luxuriously air-conditioned and have en-suite bathrooms. Junior and Presidential Suites have the option of a balcony. All our suites have showers and baths, and all other rooms are fitted with showers. Our Premiere Rooms and suites have DVD players and DVD rentals are available.

Our conference facilities can cater for up to 30 delegates. The beauty salon offers treatments such as facials, massages and manicures. Come and spoil yourself. Visitors should prepare to enjoy balmy summer days lounging on Bedouin daybeds at the pool and hot windless nights in pure understated luxury. This is where half measures are only available on request from the bar.

A hearty buffet breakfast is served in the restaurant every morning and is included in your stay. Choose from our light lunch menu and dinner is either á la carte or an extensive buffet spread. Picnic hampers are available on request, or experience the nearby Lambert’s Bay eatery called Muisbosskerm for a sublime seafood treat.

Founded in 1732, the picturesque Cape Dutch homestead of Clanwilliam is one of the 10 oldest towns in the country. Tucked away at the foot of the Cederberg Mountains and perched on one of the country’s favourite dams, its rich settler history offers a central location for a variety of attractions from flower viewing to Bushman art and a range of water sports. In keeping with the rich history of the area, Clanwilliam Lodge itself is a transformed girls’ hostel, originally built by the Provincial Administration in 1916. Much of the furnishings in the lodge are made from wood from the original building. Clanwilliam is also famous for growing and cultivating Rooibos Tea and for its original leather “veldskoene” factory. Clanwilliam is 212 km from Cape Town and a two-hour drive by car.
from R1370

Elandsberg Eco Tourism

9 Reviews
Sleeps 8 in 2 rooms

Imagine relaxing on 1,600 hectares on the Groenkol Rooibos Tea Estate in the heart of the world-renowned Cape Floral Kingdom. Imagine...
Imagine relaxing on 1,600 hectares on the Groenkol Rooibos Tea Estate in the heart of the world-renowned Cape Floral Kingdom. Imagine quietness among the foothills of the Ceder mountains while savouring the changing vistas. Imagine fresh, clean air in surroundings where safety is spelled with capital letters.

We offer two self-catering apartments comprising a fairly spacious lounge and dining room with a kitchenette, a bedroom and a bathroom. The units are truly accessible for physically handicapped people, and each apartment features a verandah with a deck as well as a barbecue area which is also accessible for people in wheelchairs. A sleeper couch in the lounge can be converted into a very comfortable double bed, should additional accommodation be required. The kitchenette is equipped with a two-plate stove, fridge, microwave oven, kettle and toaster. All linen and towels are provided and we also offer breakfast as well as other meals by prior arrangement.

Breakfast is usually served on our verandah with its beautiful view down the valley on to the Ceder mountains as a backdrop. Other meals are served, weather permitting, in The Owl Kitchen, our unique outdoor restaurant under an overhanging rock and protected by trees, or in the indoor lapa.
from R650

Breathtaking House

2 Reviews
Sleeps 8 in 4 rooms

Breathtaking House lives up to its name with magnificent views of Clanwilliam Dam. The house sleeps eight people and is well-equipped for a...
Breathtaking House lives up to its name with magnificent views of Clanwilliam Dam. The house sleeps eight people and is well-equipped for a self-catering holiday in Clanwilliam. The Clanwilliam Dam is easily accessible for guests.

The house has three bedrooms and a spacious loft area has two sleeper couches for children. It is equipped with a TV; guests are required to bring their own DStv decoder and Smart Card. The house has a well-equipped kitchen and a braai area. There is a swimming pool and patios and balconies with wonderful views over the dam.

Clanwilliam is a small town known for the beautiful flowers during spring. Being along the flower route it is well worth a visit with all of its vibrant colours. The dam is well worth a visit for those that love waterskiing, fishing and other water sports.
from R1760

Blommenberg Guest House

1 Review
Sleeps 30 in 13 rooms

Blommenberg Guest House is located in the small town of Clanwilliam, at the foot of the Cederberg Mountains and offers 13 comfortable...
Blommenberg Guest House is located in the small town of Clanwilliam, at the foot of the Cederberg Mountains and offers 13 comfortable bedrooms.

Each lovely room is equipped with a TV with selected channels, is air-conditioned for comfort and offers a minibar, tea and coffee facilities, Wi-Fi Internet access and electric blankets in winter. All the rooms have en-suite bathrooms with a bath or a shower and they are furnished with comfortable twin, double or queen-size beds. Four of the rooms are equipped for self-catering and have kitchenettes with microwaves, kettles; cutlery, crockery and braai facilities. Meals and packed lunches can be arranged and guests can cool down in the inviting swimming pool or just sit and relax in the lovely garden. Small pets are welcome by prior arrangement.

Clanwilliam is one of the oldest towns in South Africa and a walk through the town centre will take guests to no less than seven national monuments. Clanwilliam offers a variety of activities and attractions such as the Cederberg Wilderness Area, which is popular with hikers and mountaineers and those wanting a true wilderness experience. The Cederberg Wine Cellar is definitely worth a visit and both the Clanwilliam and Bulshoek Dams offer a number of water sport opportunities.
from R1100

Bovlei Guest Farm

Sleeps 12 in 6 rooms

Bovlei Guest Farm is located a mere 10 km from Clanwilliam in the peaceful and tranquil Boskloof Valley, surrounded by the majestic...
Bovlei Guest Farm is located a mere 10 km from Clanwilliam in the peaceful and tranquil Boskloof Valley, surrounded by the majestic Krakadouw and Cedarberg mountains. The farm has been in the same Nieuwoudt family for several generations, all farming with citrus, and therefore many valuable memories have been created under the giant oak trees, around the fireplaces and on the lawn in the shade of Toringkop. Next to the old farmhouse is an old mill yesteryear used by the farmers of the kloof to mill flour for bread.

Self-catering accommodation at Bovlei is provided in the 100-year-old farmhouse which offers four double rooms, plus the extra option of a separate two-bedroom flat. It is an ideal getaway for more than one family for a relaxed and peaceful outing.

The spectacular scenic beauty of the flower season is available all around the farmhouse, however guests can also explore Lamberts Bay, Wupperthal, Namaqualand and Clanwilliam, where several water sport facilities are available. The well-known hiking trails to Toringkop, Krakadouw Mountains, God’s Window and the Biedouw Valley start at our front door.

Other than gorging on life’s good things, Bovlei offers guests swimming in the Jan Dissels River or a hike across the river to God’s Window at Platberg. You may be the lucky one to spot a leopard or even just its footprints. The Boskloof Valley is rich in bird life and 76 different bird species have already been spotted in the area.
from R500

Yellow Aloe Guesthouse

31 Reviews
Sleeps 8 in 3 rooms

Yellow Aloe Guesthouse is situated in the heart of historic Clanwilliam, overlooking the magnificent Cederberg Mountains and provides...
Yellow Aloe Guesthouse is situated in the heart of historic Clanwilliam, overlooking the magnificent Cederberg Mountains and provides nature lovers a unique opportunity to explore the Cederberg’s beautiful flora, historical rock art, hiking and cycling trails. The Clanwilliam Dam is not too far away and caters for all water sports and fishing for the bass enthusiast.

Our three spacious rooms are tastefully decorated and fully air-conditioned. Yellow Aloe offers a conference venue for 20 delegates and is the ideal venue for an intimate wedding and small function. Our staff members are dedicated to your enjoyment and will ensure total relaxation. An Internet facility and light evening meals are available upon request. Please advise if you would like us to make a table booking at one of Clanwilliam's restaurants.

Start the day with breakfast in the garden and experience the early morning chatter and activities of the abundant bird life that share our garden. Take a picnic and explore or relax by our poolside and enjoy a good read. We invite you to unwind and enjoy the intrinsic peace and tranquility of our beautiful garden which offers a boutique nursery, light meals in our coffee shop and The Potting Shed – a delightful country shop.
from R900

Travellers Rest

21 Reviews
Sleeps 127 in 24 rooms

Travellers Rest Farm is 34 km from Clanwilliam over the spectacular Pakhuis Pass in an area with ruggedly beautiful landscapes and...
Travellers Rest Farm is 34 km from Clanwilliam over the spectacular Pakhuis Pass in an area with ruggedly beautiful landscapes and fascinating rock formations. Koos and Haffie Strauss farm here with essential oils from rose geranium and sutherlandia kankerbos for medicinal purposes, granadillas, sweet corn and rooibos tea in a place with a long and rich history.

The cottages are all delightful in their earthy simplicity and surprising in their homely, well equipped comfort. Some are renovated labourers’ cottages and others are newly built in the same earthy style with local stone. Interiors are eclectic and colourful with natural reed ceilings, homely furniture and huge fireplaces for cold winter evenings. All the kitchens are equipped with cutlery and crockery, fridges, stoves and microwaves. Bed linen and towels are provided and an outdoor braai area completes the picture, for which firewood can be bought on the farm. A shared swimming pool near the river and restaurant brings relief after a hot day spent exploring the farm's hiking, mountain biking or 4x4 trails.

Haffie was born and raised on the farm and pioneered the provision of holiday accommodation in this area of the Agter-Pakhuis. The farm was named after the fact that long before the self-catering cottages and restaurant was built; passing travellers would outspan and water their horses and oxen before tackling the Pakhuis Pass or the dry Karoo to the north. The sense of history proceeds even those years and a fascinating glimpse can be experienced of the world of the San who inhabited the area for thousands of years, by viewing the rock art found here.

Discover a place where you can truly enjoy the wide-open spaces, the fascinating and surprisingly varied plant and animal life, the rich legacy of the San, inspiring night skies and so much more.
from R480

Cedar Rock Resort

6 Reviews
Sleeps 38 in 9 rooms

Cedar Rock Resort is situated in Clanwilliam and is the only resort located along the banks of the Clanwilliam Dam. There are nine...
Cedar Rock Resort is situated in Clanwilliam and is the only resort located along the banks of the Clanwilliam Dam. There are nine well-appointed units to choose from.

There are Two Bedroom Units that can be converted into a one-bedroom unit at a reduced rate. There is one Three Bedroom Unit that sleeps six people. All the units have kitchens, making them ideal for self-catering. The living areas have TVs with DStv. There is a communal braai area for guests and a field where games can be played and families can relax.

The dam is most known for its boating, water skiing and fishing opportunities. Guests are also able to spend time in the wilderness with its wild flowers, rock paintings and hiking trails. Clanwilliam is one of the ten oldest towns in South Africa and guests are able to enjoy a historical walk through the town visiting many monuments and museums.
from R900

Elephant River Guest House

6 Reviews
Sleeps 9 in 4 rooms

Set in a large garden with a swimming pool in Clanwilliam, Elephant River Guest House offers a...
Set in a large garden with a swimming pool in Clanwilliam, Elephant River Guest House offers a sense of the past mingled with modern comforts and wonderful country hospitality. Charmingly decorated with an artist's sensibility, the friendly house and owners welcome you into a relaxed atmosphere where you will feel instantly at home.

The four comfortable garden chalets have double brass beds and twin beds. All units have en-suite bathrooms with showers, mosquito nets, fridges, TVs, coffee and tea facilities, fans, heaters and comforters. They lead out to a generous veranda and a leafy garden and swimming pool. There is safe off-street parking.

Take lovely walks through the old part of town and head into the mountains or coast. The coast is 64 km away for pristine coastlines, wonderful seafood and birdwatching. Elephant River Guest House is within easy walking distance of local shops and restaurants. Beauty therapy, self-defence lessons, aerobics classes and Pilates can all be arranged for the active at an extra fee. You may rather sit and relax under the trees while admiring the mountains or stars as you are on holiday after all.
from R660

Clanwilliam South Africa

Clanwilliam  Accommodation

Nestled at the foot of the northern end of the Cederberg Mountains, Clanwilliam is a small town with loads to do just on its outskirts. Heading north, the Pakhuis Pass leads to an area of immense physical beauty, with spectacularly rugged rock formations, gurgling streams, tumbling waterfalls and some of the best and most easily accessible rock art in the country.

Clanwilliam, between the West Coast and the Cederberg, is right in the middle of the flower belt so it’s a place of pilgrimage for locals and tourists alike in spring.

The Clanwilliam Flower Festival is held every August, and the small but pretty Ramskop Wildflower Garden showcases the enormous range and sheer volume of the flowering plants found in the area. In the nearby mountains there are fabulous hikes and a great horse trail, both of which offer lovely scenery, rock art, pretty flowers and wonderful streams in which to play. The nearby Doring River offers great white water rafting in winter – if it feels like it. We blame global warming, George W. Bush, non-alliance with the Kyoto accord, damming by upstream farmers, the Illuminati, the Catholic Church, Muslim fundamentalists and pure bad luck, but this once dependable river has not been regularly runnable over the last few years. So it’s a bit of a gamble, but it’s worth doing a trip if you happen to be around when the river’s playing ball.

Clanwilliam is situated on the banks of the Olifants River and the sizeable Clanwilliam Dam, which is a favourite waterskiing, fishing and general water sports venue. The surrounding hills are covered in rooibos tea plantations and orange groves, which waft the sweet perfume of their blossoms over the valley in spring.

The rooibos tea factory, which is a great place to tour, offers a range of rooibos products for sale. As well as the obvious tea in various guises, there is a liqueur and a range of cosmetics that takes advantage of the anti-oxidising health benefits of this multi-purpose indigenous crop.

Nestled at the foot of the northern end of the Cederberg Mountains, Clanwilliam is a small town with loads to do just on its outskirts. Heading north, the Pakhuis Pass leads to an area of immense physical beauty, with...

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