Cederberg, Western Cape

About Wupperthal Trail

Start: Pakhuis Pass
Finish: Wupperthal
Duration: 40 km, 3 nights
Fitness: moderate to difficult
Our tip: if the Grasvlei River is running too high, the hike may follow an alternative route on day 3

One of a series of slackpacker community-based hikes available in the Cederberg Wilderness that collectively form the Cederberg Heritage Trail, the Wupperthal Trail is led by community members from the local Moravian mission villages at which you overnight, staying in guesthouses or homestays.

Day one: 12 km, roughly 4 hours
From Clanwilliam you are transported to the top of Pakhuis Pass. You can either hike the donkey cart trail to Heuningvlei, or take the donkey cart. You overnight in a guest cottage in Heuningvlei.

Day two: 16 km, roughly 9 hours
The hike heads up to Boontjieskloof Hut and on to Brugkraal where you overnight in a guest cottage.

Day three: 12 km, roughly 7 hours
Head down the Grasvlei River valley via the villages of Agterstevlei and Grasvlei, and then through Sas Se Kloof along the Tra Tra River to Wupperthal. Overnight in a guest cottage.

Day four:
a guided tour of the Sevilla Rock and picnic lunch after which you are taken back to Clanwilliam.

There is an optional extra day during which you can either climb Krakadouw Peak – a rather demanding 12 km ascent and descent, or you can do an easier circular day hike in the hills to the east of Heuningvlei – 10-12 km.

The other hikes include: Klein Krakadouw Trail, Groot Krakadouw Trail, Pakhuis Trail, Gabriel Trail, and the Cederberg 100 Trail. The hikes are collectively known as the Cederberg Heritage Walk.

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WhereStart at the Pakhuis Pass in the Cederberg, Western Cape

WhenBooking is required.

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