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Route 39 : Cederberg Oasis - De Pakhuys

Distance

101 km

Difficulty

Medium

About the Route

This route takes you from the camping site at Cederberg oasis to another camping site (Pakhuys) about 20km outside of Clanwilliam. It is a combination of tar and gravel. Along this route there are several places that I recommend to visit. Early on this route, there are two sites to visit, Truitjieskraal and The Stadsaal Caves. Both require you to buy a permit, they are available at the Cape Nature Office that you pass along the way (cash only), or at Cederberg Wines (Cash or Card). The entrance is about R50 if I remember correctly and they give you the code to open the fence. The road to the Caves is very sandy, but short. If you don't like sand (Like us), it doesn't take you long to peddle through. As you continue along with the route after visiting the Caves, the road will turn to tar and becomes spectacular as you decent the mountain. In this route we are not staying on the tar, but take a right turn back towards the gravel road. The road winds its way through beautiful scenery and the gravel is smooth. You will enter Clanwilliam via the informal settlements. If you need to stock up on food or drinks, you can do this here. This route continues to a beautiful campsite that is outside of Clanwilliam via Pakhuis Pass over the tar. The turnoff to the campsite is sudden, so keep your eyes open once you are at the bottom of the pass. This is also the beginning of a sandy road that leads to the camping site. The campsite itself is well visit, mainly by climbers. There is a stunning walking route from the campsite taking you to the waterfall, you can ask for a map at the reception.

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