Clanwilliam

Pakhuis Trail

Hiking Trails in or near Clanwilliam, Cederberg in the Western Cape, South Africa.

Things To Do in ClanwilliamPakhuis Trail

Hiking Trails Cederberg Olifants River Valley

Where? Start and finish at the Pakhuis Pass near Clanwilliam, Cederberg

When? Booking is required.

How? Call +27 (0)27 482-2444

How much? Price on request

Overnight? Overnight at accommodation in Clanwilliam, in Western Cape

Start: Pakhuis Pass
Finish: Pakhuis Pass
Duration: 3 nights, 4 days, 40 km
Fitness: moderate to difficult; whilst there is no scrambling involved there are steep mountain hikes and uphill walking involved
Our tip: a wonderful way to experience the dramatic beauty of the Cederberg, walk its trails, sleep comfortably at night, and learn about the area from a local guide

The three night Pakhuis Trail is one of six hikes of the Cederberg Heritage Route. It is a community led, slackpack hike.

Overnight in community guest houses or homestays in the Moravian Mission villages of Heuningvlei, Brugkraal, Kleinvlei, Eselbank, Langkloof and Wupperthal on the eastern side of the Cederberg Wilderness (bear in mind that these are home stays; comforts are simple; bathrooms are shared, and sometimes three people share a room).

The first night is spent in Clanwilliam.

Day two: 16 km, roughly 8 hours


After a transfer to the Pakhuis Pass, meet your guide who will take you up Amon se Poort and into the Boskloof Valley. The last section of the hike is steep and rough. Stay overnight in guest cottages in the valley for dinner, bed and breakfast.

Day three: 12 km, roughly 7 hours


Head up the Krakadouw Pass via the Anglo-Boer war blockhouse, and then down to the mission village of Heuningvlei via Krakadouw Neck. The day is strenuous as the uphill climb is steep (900m) although most of the path is good. Overnight in a guest cottage in Heuningvlei.

Day four: 12 km – by donkey cart or a 3 hour walk


Whilst the donkey ride may sound like a relief, it can also be very bumpy and you may want to pad your nether regions. The donkey cart takes you from Heuningvlei to Pakhuis Pass where you then do the Sevilla Trail for a guided rock art walk and picnic lunch, before a transfer takes you back to Clanwilliam.

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