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About Cedarberg

Cedarberg is a stunning town in the Cape region in South Africa. Cedarberg budget travel is ideal for hikers, climbers and outdoor enthusiasts.


Cedarberg airports include the following:
•Cape Town International Airport


Cedarberg birdlife includes a large number of endemic and migratory species, with a range of fynbos species as well as Wattle Crane, Buff Spotted Flufftail and Rudd's Lark. There are also large numbers of Black eagles, Jackal buzzards and other birds of prey.


As a protected area, the beautiful mountains of the Cedarberg conservation area have an incredible biodiversity, with a number of endangered or threatened species to be found as well as some of the Cape's most beautiful and rich fynbos regions.


Cedarberg is a malaria free zone, so you will not have to worry about malaria medication, unless you are planning to travel to a malaria zone in South Africa or to a known malaria zone country in Africa. If you are travelling to a malaria zone after your visit to Cedarberg, talk to a local doctor about malaria medication you will need to take.


Cedarberg money and banking information includes:
•Banks are open Monday to Friday from 9h00, 15h00, and Saturdays from 8h30-11h30
•ATMs can be found across towns along the route
•Foreign exchange facilities are widely available at malls, airport, hotels and banks
•Credit and debit cards are widely accepted at almost all shops, hotels and restaurants


Cedarberg plant life is incredibly diverse, with an entire floral kingdom to be found in the local fynbos. The predominant vegetation is Mediterranean Fynbos in the wetter south and west, changing to semi desert scrub in the north and east. The endangered Clanwilliam Cedar and the snow protea are endemic to the area, found only in more remote areas high up in the mountains.

Safety Tips

•Cedarberg is generally safe to visit
•Do not leave valuables in parked cars if self-driving
•Be careful when hiking in the mountains - have a clear route, or arrange a guide
•Drink plenty of water, and don't forget the sunscreen

Travel Books

Cedarberg recommended travel books include the following:
•Cape Floral Region Protected Areas: World Heritage Sites of South Africa by Fiona McIntosh
•South Africa Eyewitness Travel Guide by DK Publishing
•The Wildlife of Southern Africa: A Field Guide to the Animal and Plants of the Region by Vincent Carruthers
•Protea Book: A Guide to Cultivated Proteaceae by Lewis Matthews
•South Africa Handbook 2009: Tread Your Own Path by Francisca Kellett and Lizzie Williams


With a range of natural habitats, Cedarberg wildlife roams within the safety of the mountains. Common wildlife you may see in this area includes shy leopards, as well as caracal, jackal, rock hyrax, bontebok, oryx, mountain zebra, baboons, meerkats and mongooses.


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