22 Places of Interest in the Olifants River Valley

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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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

Nature Reserves

Groot Winterhoek Wilderness Area

Groot Winterhoek Wilderness area, with its extraordinary rock formations and popular hiking routes, lies about 120 km north of Cape Town in the Western Cape. The Reserve is situated in the Groot Winterhoek mountain range, north of Tulbagh and east of ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

Landmarks / Mountain Passes

Nieuwoudt Pass

The Nieuwoudt Pass is a dirt road that occurs roughly halfway between Citrusdal and Clanwilliam, off the N7. It is actually an alternative route to Clanwilliam and takes one past two well known and loved holiday camping sites – Algeria and Jamaka. It is ...

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 country’s most westerly vineyards. This area around Lutzville is regarded as one of the most ideal ...

Wine Estates

Olifants River Wine Estates

This wine route extends between Citrusdal, along the river, to Lutzville Vineyards. With its exquisite combination of river and ocean views, set against the backdrop of rolling vineyards that seem to go on for miles, Olifants River Wine Route is an ...

Nature Reserves

Pakhuis Conservancy

Set on the northern edge of the Cederberg Wilderness area, roughly 300 kilometres from Cape Town and close to the town of Clanwilliam, the Pakhuis Conservancy is a project initiated by farmers in the area. They have banded together to convert degraded ...

Landmarks / Mountain Passes

Pakhuis Pass

The drive from Clanwilliam to Wuppertal in the Cederberg, the incredible wild and mountainous region that attracts hikers and lies roughly three hours' from Cape Town, takes one across three wonderful mountain passes, one of which is the Pakhuis Pass ...

Landmarks / Mountain Passes

Peerboomskloof Pass

Peerboomskloof Pass, where the Karoo meets the Koue Bokkeveld, is also sometimes called Skitterykloof or Katbakkies, particularly by birding fanatics. The true Katbakkies Pass lies to the west of Peerboomskloof Pass (the two are connected by a rocky ...

Landmarks / Mountain Passes

Piekenierskloof Pass

Find the Piekenierskloof Pass on the N7 from Cape Town. Its descent takes one into the town of Citrusdal, and leaves behind the Swartland, a tapestry of wheat farms. It is one of the most scenic and easy to drive passes in the Western Cape, with views ...

Nature Reserves

Ramskop Nature Reserve

The Cederberg has some of the most incredible wild flowers during the flower season that usually happens around August/September. Particularly for those travellers who can't make it all the way up to Garies and other gems like Nieuwoudtville, the ...

Popular Tourist Routes

Rooibos Heritage Route

Savour the peace and quiet of the Suid Bokkeveld and the Cedarberg Mountains on a route that links Nieuwoudtville and Wupperthal via Moedverloor (the route is also sometimes called the Moedverloor Route). En route are a group of authentic small scale ...

Olifants River Valley as a destination

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Cederberg, Klawer, Strandfontein, Vanrhynsdorp, Vredendal

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