The Black Eagle Project is one of my favourites and I have often wished I could head out with Megan to see the eagles in the Cederberg. Unfortunately I have no experience in trad climbing, and would not risk someone elses life on an anchor set with my novice skills! This email was passed on to me by a friend — I hope someone can help Megan with her amazing work! [...]
I am a huge fan of the Slingsby Maps collection, and am extremely excited about the current project which will result in not one but two full maps of Cederberg awesomeness! In fact I am secretly hoping that with all the information being collected during the process, a book will soon be in the offing — how about it Peter? [...]
This bench is the first in the series. It is found next to the swimming hole in the Rondegat River at Algeria in the Cederberg. [...]
This short steep walk ends at a beautiful waterfall near the top of the deep kloof behind Algeria. An added bonus is that the trail passes through a (man-made) forest of Cedar Trees. [...]
Lot’s Wife is a rock formation a short stroll from the road in Cederberg close to Dwarsrivier farm. [...]
Another stunning camping experience in the Cederberg can be had at Kromrivier.
Getting there: drive up the N7, pass Citrusdal. 200km, and just before reaching Clanwilliam, take a left onto a dirt road. Up the Nieuwoudt Pass, pass Algeria on your left, over Uitkyk Pass, pass the turn-off to Sanddrif.
There is a small [...]
On 22 August 2012, Megan Murgatroyd of The Black Eagle Project gave a presentation at the Cape Union Mart Adventure Centre, Canal Walk. Right from the outset, it is clear that Megan has clearly seen significantly more of Africa than I have, and I am particularly envious of the time she has spent in the Cederberg. [...]
This is one of the highlights of any trip to the Central Cederberg. The Cederberg in general is known for is fantastical rock formations, and the Cracks will not disappoint. The Arch itself is certainly the largest such natural beauty of its kind that I know of in South Africa, and stands in an area of great beauty and silence. [...]
Algeria is a beautiful camp-site in the Cederberg Wilderness Area run by CapeNature. I have visited it on numerous occasions to have a last dip in the crystal clear waters of the Rondegat River to wash of the dust before driving back to Cape Town, and finally stayed here on a wet Easter long-weekend!
Getting there: from Cape [...]
This is a fairly easy hike from Kromrivier campsite up-river to Disa Pool. It’s easy-going and you are rewarded with a swim in a beautiful rock pool. [...]