Highlights of Mount Ceder
- Remote mountain setting on the banks of a perennial river
- Well appointed cottages for self-catering with meals on offer as well
- Well positioned for the classic walks of Maltese Cross and Wolfberg Cracks
- Horse riding, swimming, canoeing and hiking available
- Great for adventurous, outdoor families
Mount Ceder is a delightful country lodge high in the Cederberg mountains, which offers well-appointed accommodation, either on a Dinner Bed and Breakfast basis or Self-catering. It lies in a majestic wilderness area between Ceres to the south and the famous central Cederberg sights of the Wolfberg Cracks and Maltese Cross to the north.
You come to a place like Mount Ceder to enjoy the unique beauty and tranquillity of the central Cederberg wilderness area. This is a place to embrace this magnificent mountain landscape, and reconnect with nature and the essence of life.
The twelve cottages range in size from one to four bedrooms, all with Oregon pine furnishings. They are immaculately kept and well-stocked with obvious pride and attention to detail. Three luxury ‘kliphuis’ stone cottages are highly recommended. One cottage, Klipbokkop, is particularly luxurious with the added advantage of rosewood furniture, air-conditioning and a Jacuzzi tub on the wooden deck outside for those romantic occasions in Africa.
At Mount Ceder you can choose to self-cater with excellent braai facilities on offer or enjoy simple wholesome country cuisine at the Old Millhouse restaurant along with some of the superb wines from the area.
What to do whilst at Mount Ceder
Here you can walk in the mountains nearby, tackle one of the more famous Cederberg hikes, clamber over unique rock formations, swim or canoe in the river or marvel at delicate Bushmen rock art. Horse-riding is on offer – either for the morning or a whole day if you are experienced. In season you can even harvest your own olives to take home. At night time the clear mountain skies make you wish you had studied your constellations a little bit before you came to stay at Mount Ceder.
The classic half day walks of Wolfberg Cracks and the Maltese Cross are only 40 minutes drive away with Stadsaal caves and its bushmen paintings also close by. Afterwards you can enjoy some wine-tasting and buying at the award-winning Cederberg Cellars and swimming in the deep rock pools of Maalgat.
Alternatively you can do absolutely nothing – sit on your shaded terrace and simply soak in the utter tranquillity of the area…