Citrusdal


Boschkloof MTB Trail

From the Info Office, follow the tarmac along the Ceres Mountain Pass (R303) for 7 km before turning off towards Gonnafontein. From here it’s goodbye gravel and hello singletrack, so blast onto a stunning mountainside trail meandering through pristine fynbos and fragrant citrus orchards. An awesome downhill from Gonnafontein to Boschkloof will test your bike skills and balance along a steep descent. From the Boschkloof homestead, cross the Boontjiesrivier and head back onto gravel to buzz the 7 km of country road looping back into town.



Citrus Creek Horse Trails
Nestled in the beautiful valley of Citrusdal surrounded by mountains and the Olifants River we offer a unique opportunity to explore our valley on horseback. Our trail horses are extremely well trained and we can cater for the beginner or the more experienced rider. We are situated at the Citrus Creek Resort in Citrusdal, so why not make a weekend adventure of your stay. Prices start at R150 for a 11/2 hour ride next to the river and through private citrus farms.
Cell: +27 83 231 6383

Sandveldhuisie

A traditionally built thatched Sandveld cottage decorated in brightly coloured ribbons and fabrics with teapots, fabric flowers and whisks hanging from the trees outside, this quirky country shop and coffee stop is a wonderful way to support the community. Handmade jewellery and clothes are available to buy, and chickens roam the eccentric garden which sometimes accommodates a farmers’ market on Saturdays.

The Baths

The Baths, with its Natural Hot Water Springs of 43º Celsius, is situated only two hours drive from Cape Town on a citrus farm in the scenic Olifants River Valley, near the town of Citrusdal in the Western Cape of South Africa. Established in 1739 this self-catering resort, with handsome Victorian-style stone buildings, maintains an old world charm in a scenic, rural setting.

Farm Tours

Experience the whole rooibos process from crop to cup – Book your Carmién Tea, Farm Tour
Email: tea@carmientea.co.za


Citrusdal Golfclub
Citrusdal has one of the best 9 hole golf courses in the Western Cape.
The scenic course is very level and situated on the banks of the Olifants River with views of the majestic Cederberg mountains.

Algeria Forest Station
Algeria Forest Station is the Cederberg office of Cape Nature Conservation which manages the Cederberg Wilderness area. (This area was badly burnt in early 2009 but it is recovering quickly) It is an idyllic spot to camp or even just to visit for the day with shaded picnic spots and a lovely natural swimming spot in the Rondegat River.

Cape Flower Route
Citrusdal is not only famous for citrus production and natural hot water springs, it also falls onto the Cape Flower Route - a journey through the explosion of exquisite flowers that burst into life between July and October. Over 4000 flower species can be seen spread across the Cape Flower Route like a heavenly psychedelic carpet, and people from all across the globe make their pilgrimage to view nature in all its glory.

Cederberg Astronomical Observatory
Originally an undeveloped plot of land with little more than unpolluted dark skies and magnificent mountain views to recommend it, the observatory has developed over the years into an amateur astronomer's paradise.

De-lovely Gift Shop

Located in a beautiful old Victorian cottage, De-Lovely aptly describes what lays in wait for the weary browser. With its covered stoep and tin awning, this sweet little gift shop exudes country charm and whispers promises of country life.

Lifestyle and décor ranges comprising of lovely linens, ceramics, crafts, handmade décor, glass and dinnerware, beguile one from every room in the house/shop space.


De Tol Farm Stall

De Tol Farm Stall is located about 6km from Citrusdal on the Piekenierskloof Pass. The beautiful farmhouse boasts a terrific farm stall and a small eatery where absolutely everything is homemade. Delicious bread is baked in an outside oven while traditional South African roosterkoek and pizzas are whipped up on the outside fire. If you are a pie fundi the pies at De Tol are their speciality and you can wash your favourite down with a range of speciality liqueurs flavoured with passion fruit, coffee, litchi and cranberry.



Citrusdal Museum
The contents of this stone building, originally a church, shed light on both the first San inhabitants and the area's early colonists. Citrusdal Museum reflects the lifestyles and history of the Khoisan and the early pioneers. James Mac Gregor, an entrepreneurial Scot, created Craig Royston in 1860 and made his name and fortune in the valley. Celebrate the Scottish connection.

Kom Proe Farm Stall
Kom Proe is an Afrikaans word which means 'Come Taste.' The Farmstall is a country shop situated on N7 en route to Clanwilliam, the farmstall is a one stop shop for fresh farm produce like oranges, melons, nuts, naartjies, grapefruit, dates, jams and dried fruits. However the stall is only on season and is closed out of season

Cederberg Private Cellar

Six generations ago, no one would have guessed that this rugged, fynbos-covered area on the edge of the Succulent Karoo biome would one day become the Cape winelands’ highest-altitude wine farm. The farm itself is covered in unspoilt fynbos – since 2011 only 50,2 ha are under vine. Today, this award-winning winery is owned by Ernst and David Nieuwoudt – proudly fourth and fifth generation, with daughter Emma, the sixth generation.

Cederberg Brewery
Cederberg Brewery started producing their Boggom & Voertsek twinpacks in 2009. Boggom is a blonde ale and Voertsek an India pale ale. These two craft beers were inspired by a poem written by C Louis Leipoldt in the early 1900s about two Cederberg baboons, Boggom and Voertsek. More recently, David Kramer performed a song about the two villains, depicting them driving in a red Pontiac and causing general madness and mayhem. Cederberg Brewery’s third craft beer, the Cederberg Original Lager, was eventually released to the public in 2015.

Lots Wife and Window Rocks
The hiking trail to Lot’s Wife and Window Rocks showcases some of this pristine scenery, allowing locals and visitors to immerse themselves in this beauty. The map and the permit that is required can be obtained from the Dwarsrivier Farm or Algeria Forest Station.

Maltese Cross Walk
In order to walk to the Maltese Cross in the Cederberg you will need to collect a permit which you can do at the Dwarsdrivier Farm, alternatively from the Algeria Forest Station. The walk starts out relatively flat and then starts a moderate incline right to the cross, if you’re walking with younger children you may find them a little unhappy on the route upwards (remembering this from doing the walk at only 5 years old). The climb is however well worth it, not only for the end goal of reaching the 5 storey high cross but also for the unparalleled views of the Cederberg mountain range.

Maalgat Walk
Maalgat (grind hole), often called Malgat (mad hole), or Hippo Pool, by locals is a natural pool in the sandstone below Sanddrif. One follows a well sign-posted path downstream along the Dwars River. You may find yourself distracted well ahead of the pool as there are various spots at which to paddle or relax. Look out for a stone wall to your left, through which the path passes, taking you to the pool. Maalgat is huge and very deep. There is also no shade, so despite the temptation to head there when the sun is at its zenith during summer, be aware that you will need sunscreen and hats to survive the experience.

Sneeuberg

The Cederberg is known for its hot and dusty landscape but during the months of winter this barren desert land is transformed into magical winter paradise. Deep Blue skies, Snow- capped mountains and snowflakes falling gently to the ground. Although heavy snowfalls are not common in this area, each year sees a thin layer of snow gathering along the higher peaks of the mountain range. The highest point is Sneeuberg, which is 2026 meters above sea level, and boasts snow throughout the winter season.

Wolfberg Cracks

The trail to Wolfberg Cracks is steep, but the path is good. But in the heat of the day it can feel difficult, so start early. There are two routes you can take, once you reach the base of the rocky cliffs. Most people opt for the main crack off to the left as the easiest route (but it involves some scrambling). The small crack, or third crack (the alternative route), involves a little manoeuvreing up a chimney and beneath a boulder (a bit of a squeeze), although there is way over the top.

Wolfberg Arch

From the crack there are a number of routes to the arch. It takes roughly another 6km along relatively flat terrain to reach the arch. But there is little shade and no water. From about halfway along, the arch becomes visible. Once there, one realises how spectacular this rock formation really is. Hikers are free to spend the night here and return the following morning. Sunrise and sunset in amongst the red and yellow rocks of the Cederberg has to be experienced to be believed.

Stadsaal Caves & Bushman Paintings
Stadsaal caves is a series of open caves with San paintings dating from the time when elephants still roamed the area.

Olive Grove Cycle Route
Mount Ceder has recently marked a cycle route for the whole family. This route meanders through the olive groves taking in rocky and sandy terrain, ups and downs. This route is approximately 10km. Mount Ceder is a member of the Cederberg Conservancy and is dedicated to the protection and sustainable development of the flora, fauna, geology and the cultural heritage of the Cederberg Mountains.

Disa Pool
The famous Disa Pool with cliffs of approximately 5 meters high offers hikers a chance to cool off upon arrival. Disas are in bloom during December - February.