Enjoy the mountainous scenery of the Cederberg wilderness area
Explore the stunning area on foot, mountain bike, and even water sports on the dam
Spend an evening star-gazing in an area where light pollution is low
Around 2-3 hours from Cape Town, offering a real wilderness retreat from the hustle and bustle of the city
South Africa is a year-round destination with Cape Town at it's best from September to April. The summers are generally warm and dry, while winters tend to be wet and cool, the rains brought on by fierce north westerly gales. Neither season experiences extremes of temperature, thanks to prevailing winds. Summer (Nov-Mar) is the hottest with temperatures 20-40°C. Mid season (Apr, May, Sep, Oct) temps between 10-30°C. Winter (from June- Aug) is the low season with temps 0-25°C. The whale migration takes place between late July and early November.
Located in the rocky Cederberg Mountain area, Cederberg Ridge Wilderness Lodge is a luxurious new lodge offering the perfect retreat from which to explore the stunning natural beauty and hidden gems of the Cederberg area.
This boutique lodge offers guests the opportunity to enjoy the raw and dramatic beauty of the Cederberg Mountains in nine spacious rooms and suites. A contemporary design with neutral colours, warm tones and clean lines throughout offer a home-away-from-home feel.
Warm and inviting interiors blend seamlessly in a modern African farmhouse design with the use of wood, natural materials and neutral colours in an open-plan space with vaulted and beamed ceilings. Large French windows open out onto the stunning scenery to offer guests a taste of the wilderness beyond. The untamed natural beauty of the Cederberg area and the charming country hospitality of the lodge create a space for all to enjoy. Located around two hours from Cape Town and the Winelands, Cederberg Ridge Wilderness Lodge offers the perfect accompaniment to any South Africa trip, especially for families and those who enjoy the great outdoors.
Days at Cederberg Ridge will be spent enjoying a unique range of activities from cultural ancient San rock art sites, hiking trails, stunning local fynbos flowers, unique and unusual rock formations and some superb water activities during the summer months.
Cederberg Ridge Wilderness Lodge comprises 9 spacious rooms; 2 classic, 3 luxury suites and 4 superior suites to create an intimate lodge in a stunning part of South Africa. Each suite comes with outdoor showers and fireplaces as well as overlooking the wilderness area of the farm. Rooms and suites have been decorated elegantly with plenty of wood and natural textures. The Superior Honeymoon/Family Suite has a separate living room and is perfect for those after a little more privacy, or for those needing a little more space while the Two Bedroom Suite is perfect for friends travelling together, or for families with older children.
The lodge itself is made for guests to enjoy inside and out, with an onsite restaurant for delicious meals throughout the day, a sitting room, bar, library with television and a spa with treatment rooms, with the option for in-room treatments. Outside, a swimming pool provides a space to relax during warm afternoons, along with a pool terrace, garden, boules court and croquet. Sleep out decks are also available for those wishing to stay out for a night under the stars.
The majority of Cederberg Ridge's activities are focused on enjoying the great outdoors. Guests can head out on the many hiking and mountain bike trails, farm tours, flower and fynbos viewing during seasonal months, and plenty of water sports on the dam in the summer. For those after some histroy and culture, rock art excursions can be organised along with a trip along the Cederberg Heritage Trail. In the evening guests are welcome to enjoy sundowners after a busy day, and to continue the evening star gazing once the sun goes down.
Located in the pristine Cederberg wilderness area, Cederberg Ridge Wilderness Lodge is a stunning natural area surrounded by rocky outcrops in the Western Cape area of South Africa.
From Cape Town, self-drive up the N7, or for a more scenic drive, up the R27 through the West Coast National Park passing through the smaller coastal towns on the way. This drive should take from 2.5 to 3.5 hours to drive depending on stops along the way.
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