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Cederberg Wilderness Area

Off the N7 027-482-2404 www.capenature.org.za entrance R40/person

S 32 22.448 E 019 03.574

Cederberg Wilderness Area spans 71,000 hectares of rugged Cederberg Mountains, their spectacular rock formations and waterfalls, the endangered Clanwilliam cedar tree and many impressively preserved San rock art sites. During August and September, wildflowers bloom and carpet the landscape with color.

The Cederberg Wilderness Area is divided up into three separate sections to preserve the park's secluded atmosphere and limit visitor impact. Each area covers roughly 24,000 hectares and is limited to 50 visitors per day. Permits can be purchased from the Cape Nature Reserve office at the Algeria Camp (GPS) or from the private accommodation locations within the area. The most common animals in the Cederberg area are baboons, rock dassies, various antelope and more than 100 species of birds. Less common but still present are the honey badger, porcupine, leopard, fox and snakes such as the puff adder and black spitting cobra.

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