Attractions IN/AROUND Graafwater

Nature Reserves

Cederberg Wilderness Area

The Cederberg Wilderness Area lies some 200 km north of Cape Town. This vast area stretches from the Middelberg Pass at Citrusdal to north of the Pakhuis Pass at Clanwilliam, encompassing some 71 000 ha of rugged, mountainous terrain. The Cederberg was ...

Nature Reserves

Knersvlakte Nature Reserve

Knersvlakte Nature Reserve (proclaimed in September 2014) is situated on the West Coast between Klawer in the Western Cape and Kliprand in the Northern Cape. It is idyllically nestled just north of the Olifants River. The reserve covers some 85 500 ...

Wine Routes

Olifants River Valley Wine Route

The Olifants River wine route starts at Citrusdal, 180 km outside of Cape Town and meanders along the river for 120 km until it reaches Lutzville and the countryís most westerly vineyards. This area around Lutzville is regarded as one of the most ideal ...

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Nature Reserves

Beaverlac Nature Reserve

This little talked about gem lies just 25 kilometres outside of Porterville, roughly 2 hours from Cape Town, in the Olifants River Mountains in the Cederberg. Over 5 000 hectares of wilderness gives one the opportunity to completely unwind amidst ...

Landmarks / Mountain Passes

Biedouw Valley Pass

The Biedouw Valley Pass is one of the most beautiful roads through the Cederberg. It lies on the north eastern edge of the Cederberg Mountains off the road to Wupperthal. Despite being called a 'pass' this gravel road that begins with a left off ...

Nature Reserves

Bushmanskloof Wilderness

Bushmanskloof Wilderness, lying in the northern Cederberg wilderness roughly 270 kilometres from Cape Town, is a South African Natural Heritage Site and it is not difficult to understand why it deserved this label. Not only does it form part of the Cape ...

Lakes / Dams / Landmarks

Clanwilliam Dam

The Clanwilliam Dam is nestled in the unrivalled beauty of the Cedarberg region. This part of the Western Cape has an ethereal beauty quite unlike anywhere else. Red soil, rugged mountain ranges, caves that are ...

Landmarks / Mountain Passes

Gydo Pass

The Gydo Pass is one of two passes that transport one from the town of Ceres through the Warmberg, and up on to the Koue Bokkeveld (Cold Bokkeveld), a name that originated because of springbok found up here ...

Landmarks / Mountain Passes

Katbakkies Pass

Katbakkies Pass has what is commonly known as a descriptive name. Others in the area include Houdenbek and Skitterykloof - although Skitterykloof (also known as Peerboomskloof) was incorrectly known as Katbakkies for a time, until the true Katbakkies ...

Landmarks / Memorials

Louis Leipoldt's Grave

Just as one enters the Cederberg Wilderness, on the R364 not even ten minutes' outside Clanwilliam, is a sign indicating Louis Leipoldt's Grave. It is a little difficult to see if you're driving from Clanwilliam. It's easier to look out for when driving ...

Nature Reserves

Matjiesrivier Nature Reserve

The beautiful Matjiesrivier Nature Reserve lies on the eastern edge of the Cederberg Mountains, managed as part of the greater Cederberg conservation area, roughly three hours from Cape Town and 35 kilometres beyond Algeria. This arid part of the world ...

Mountain Passes

Middelberg Pass

Suitable for all vehicles, Middelberg Pass lies on the R303 between Citrusdal and the Koue Bokkeveld, south east of it. Middelberg Pass is one of three passes on this beautifully scenic route that, in essence, form one long pass. The Cederberg is ...

Game Reserves / Nature Reserves / Popular Tourist Routes

Middle Keurbooms Conservancy

On the beautiful Prince Alfred Pass lies the Middle Keurbooms Conservancy, or MKC for short. More than 30 000 hectares have been designated by landowners in the vicinity, concerned about their environment, to protecting the indigenous fauna and flora of ...

Graafwater as a destination

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Biedouw Valley, Citrusdal, Clanwilliam, Porterville, Wuppertal

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