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About Mount Ceder Lodge

Mount Ceder Lodge in the Cederberg Mountains is a perfect destination for a weekend away, offering visitors a host of exciting accommodation and activity options. Located in a valley, surrounded by rugged and arrestingly dramatic mountains, Mount Ceder is situated on the main route through the Cederberg range.

The lodge features 11 fully equipped self-catering cottages sleeping two to six people, as well as three lovely campsites. All cottages are fully equipped with linen, towels, cutlery, crockery a fridge, stove, and microwave. There is also a fireplace inside and a braai area outside each cottage. Firewood available for purchase and a cleaning service is available on request.

The Old Mill House Restaurant provides hearty dinners, breakfasts and light lunches if you don't feel like cooking, and the little on-site store supplies essentials as well as local olive and fruit products. Mount Ceder has so much to offer such as hiking, river swimming, canoeing, horse riding, mountain biking, and exploring the local rock art.

The Cederberg region is only two and a half hours from Cape Town and yet the landscape is completely different from that of the Mother City; it is wilder and warmer, with a raw dramatic beauty. The dominating characteristic of the area is sharply defined sandstone rock formations, often reddish in colour. This group of rocks contains bands of shale and in recent years, a few important fossils have been discovered in these argillaceous layers. Farmers also cultivate the world-famous healthy rooibos tea, found only in the Cederberg of South Africa, and a visit to a rooibos farm is a delightful addition to a day trip from Mount Ceder.

  • Response Rate: 97%
  • Enquiry Response Time: 17 hours
  • Type: Lodge, Self-catering
  • Sleeps: 68
  • Check-in: 1:00 PM
    Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Reviews: 13 Reviews


  • Laundry Facilities*
  • Braai/Barbecue
  • Swimming Pool
  • Indoor Fireplace
  • Hiking
  • Wi-Fi
  • Credit Card Facilities
  • Restaurant on Premises
  • Parking on Premises
* Please enquire for further details.

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Reviews for Mount Ceder Lodge

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Renette Mackay
23 August 2018

Everything was above average, even the pots and pans and cutlery. You could put heaters in the bathroom , it was quite cold

Mark Matthews
28 April 2017

A great place to get away from the rat race for a while.

Nikki Emerton
23 March 2017

We stayed in Peperboom cottage. The cottage is clean and comfortable with a beautiful tree outside providing shade over the braai area. The cottage does overlook the "main" road going through Mount Ceder so there are cars passing through. The river is great for swimming and canoeing. There are limited areas where you are able to swim meaning that everyone congregates in the same spots. Great place, but perhaps not the best location to choose if it is complete privacy you are looking for.

Gundi Reck
02 March 2017

Excellent atmosphere. A hidden jewel. Good dinner and breakfast on a wonderful terrace in the restaurant. Very friendly staff. We will come again....

Adele Cronje, South Africa
04 September 2016

We stayed for 2 nights in Taaibos. We were a party of 4 persons. The cottage is beautiful, neat, clean, comfortable. We had a wonderful stay. Strongly recommended!

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Mount Ceder Lodge is 41.8km from the centre of Cederberg Wilderness Area , the nearest airport 206.4km (Cape Town International Airport).
*Distances are shown as the crow flies and not necessarily the actual travelling

Things to do in and around Cederberg Wilderness Area

Stadsaal Caves and Rock Paintings

(19.3 km from Cederberg Wilderness Area)

1 review

From Dwarsrivier, take the road towards Ceres until you see a Nature Conservation sign indicating the Stadsaal Caves. Permits can be purchased at the gate. Walking to the Stadsaal Caves and rock art sites is really just a doddle from the parking...

Wolfberg Cracks and Arch

(3.8 km from Cederberg Wilderness Area)

1 review

Seasoned hikers should only attempt the spectacular hike to the Wolfberg Arch via the Wolfberg Cracks. Purchase permits and a map from the office at Dwarsrivier or Algeria Forest Station (Cape Nature HQ for the Cederberg Wilderness). The route...

Maalgat Walk

(12.5 km from Cederberg Wilderness Area)

Malgat, also called Hippo Pool, is a large natural pool downstream from Sanddrif. Backed by cliffs, the 50 x 30 m pool is a popular swimming spot in summer. Permits for day visitors are obtainable from the Dwarsrivier office. (No day visitors over...

Lots Wife and Window Rocks

(40.3 km from Cederberg Wilderness Area)

The easy ramble to the striking Window Rocks, also called “Vensterklippe” in Afrikaans, is highly rewarding. Leave your car in the parking area for Stadsaal Caves and take the path signposted "Lot’s Wife". Collect a map and permit from Dwarsrivier...