Kliphuis cederberg bouldering
Rocklands in the Cederberg

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What to Do

Birders should keep a keen eye out for the rare striped flufftail and other unusual species, such as the black and martial eagle and Knysna woodpecker. The crowned and booted eagle, red-winged and redneck francolin, Layard’s titbabbler and black-rumped button quail are also regularly spotted in the area. There have been more than 180 species of bird recorded in this region.
Paths are unmarked and hikers may choose their own routes. It is important to note that overnight huts provide basic shelter and there are no toilet facilities, so all waste and toilet paper must be buried. All refuse must be carried out. Fires are permitted in designated spots. Only 12 hikers are allowed on the trails each day. Overnight Hiking There are plenty of options to choose from given the 64km of marked paths in the Boosmansbos Wilderness Area. Hikers are welcome to follow their own route; however, it is important to be prepared with enough food and water, warm clothing, appropriate shoes and a good map. Hiking trails need to be booked in advance through CapeNature Central Reservations. Wilderness Trail Trail distance: 27km Estimated time: 11 hours (5 hours on first day and 6 hours on second day) This is a two-day trail that follows an old jeep track making its way up Loerklip and back down Saagkuilkloof through indigenous forest, kloofs and mountain fynbos. Terrain can be difficult and hikers should prepare for bad weather conditions. A good map is essential. Birders will particularly enjoy this trail.

Famous for its world-class bouldering, Rocklands offers excellent quality sport climbing and trad routes. Test your skills on the boulders, rope up for sport climbing or go for an invigorating walk. Then let the spectacular views and deep quiet of Rocklands wash over you.

Bouldering requires permits which can be purchased at the following rates:


















*Tariffs are subject to change.

How to book

To book, get your bouldering permits on the Quicket site beforehand. 

Click here for a full list of bouldering permits tariffs.

Bookings can be made for the Kliphuis site (which offers camping and self catering options) as well as with the following CapeNature partners:

How to get there

From Cape Town: Take the N7 highway north from Cape Town. Stay on the N7 until you get to Clanwilliam and follow the R364 for about 17 km until you reach the Kliphuis campsite. Please report to the office on arrival before entering the camp or cottages. This is a 280 km drive, which should take about three hours.

Office hours: 07:30–16:00 Monday to Friday

If you arrive after hours please report to manager’s accommodation across the road.

Tel: +27 (0)27 482 2403/4

Accommodation and permit bookings Tel: 087 087 8250

Events Calendar
2 Feb 2024
World Wetlands Day 2024
23 Sep 2023
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