Rocklands in the Cederberg

The Rocklands area forms an integral part of the Cederberg Wilderness and is also proclaimed as a World Heritage Site.  Rocklands also includes the areas at CapeNature’s Kliphuis, and partner properties at de Pakhuys, Travellers Rest as well as Kleinfontein.  It is a world famous bouldering destinations with bouldering season from 30 April to 1 […]

The Rocklands area forms an integral part of the Cederberg Wilderness and is also proclaimed as a World Heritage Site.  Rocklands also includes the areas at CapeNature’s Kliphuis, and partner properties at de Pakhuys, Travellers Rest as well as Kleinfontein.  It is a world famous bouldering destinations with bouldering season from 30 April to 1 October, every year.

Rock climbing, which includes traditional climbing, sport climbing and bouldering is one of the best ways to experience the Western Cape’s natural heritage and is becoming a popular recreational activity in the country.

Bouldering at Rocklands

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.

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

 

Bouldering requires permits which can be purchased online at Quicket. Alternatively, permits can be purchased at Kliphuis campsite, the De Pakhuys office and campsite, the Clanwilliam Tourism Office or the shop at Travelers Rest.

Bouldering permit tariffs*:

  • R60 per day
  • R200 per week
  • R750 per month
  • R1780 per season

For more information call 021 483 0190 or email reservation.alert@capenature.co.za or buy your permit through Quicket.

*Tariffs are subject to change.

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 17km until you reach the Kliphuis campsite. Please report to the office on arrival before entering the camp or cottages. This is a 280km 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: +27 (0)21 483 0190

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