17 km outside Clanwilliam on the way to Wupperthal the road passes by the grave of C.L. Leipoldt, well-known pediatrician, botanist, cook and above all, poet...The scenery en-route is exceptional for its rock formations, "Soldaatkop" being one near the grave....read more
When Dr. P. le Fras Nortier passed away on April 9th 1955, he allocated a certain amount in his will to be used to build a library in remembrance of C. L. Leipoldt, his longtime friend, who passed away on April 15th 1947. Reinhold Strassberger and dr. P. Muller started a small building committee to raise funds for this request. It was decided that they would call it the Leipoldt-No ...read more
Ramskop Nature Garden is host to a vast number of indigenous species of flowers and is a real sight during flower season, usually from the middle of August till the middle of September. The garden offers a few walking possibilities, one of them leading up the Clanwilliam Dam Wall. There are several spots that will give you some great views of the mountains, the town itself (including the roo ...read more
To see the real magic of what makes our organic buchu and rooibos product range so special, you have to visit the farm.
A trip to Skimmelberg is a journey into organic farming at its best. Skimmelberg's farming operations take place on the doorstep of the Skimmelberg Nature Reserve. Visitors to the farm will get to see these two plants as they occur naturally in the wild, as w ...read more
For those who want to learn more about Rooibos and Fynbos, safari tours are on offer. One tour concentrates on Rooibos. Guests are taken to one of the plantations where the all aspects of the plant and its cultivation are explained. They then go to the processing plant to experience the processing from raw material to the final product.
The other tour focuses in an informal way on ...read more
Rooibos Ltd. is the preferred supplier of Rooibos and related products to leading brands worldwide. Our extensive product range includes Rooibos, Green Rooibos and Honeybush. Most products are available in conventional or organic form. Rooibos is one of the endemic species which today is commercialized and exported to the rest of the world. Visit ...read more
The 5 km trail winds along the Brannewyn River and visits 9 sites of rock art paintings, left behind by the San people, who inhabited the area for thousands of years. The Sevilla Rock Art Trail offers some of the finest examples of rock art in the district and a fascinating glimpse into the world of these early inhabitants.
The trail is relitavly easy walking, the atmosphere is in ...read more
The Rooibos Route offers a wide variety. Depending on what you want to do and/or where you want to go, you plan your own trip. This could be a day trip or even a 2 day trip with a Rooibos overnight experience. When in doubt contact the Rooibos Route information office at the Rooibos Tea House...read more
Rooibos Tea House at NetMar opened their doors in August 2012. The first business to stock and serve a large variety of Rooibos teas, all produced locally. Since opening their doors they had a constant flow of Rooibos tea lovers. From all over the world tourist come to taste, drink, buy and enjoy the unique product of Clanwilliam and South Africa.
Unique teatastings where you can ...read more
Cederberg Brewery, a microbrewery based at Cederberg Private Cellar on Dwarsrivier Farm in the heart of the pristine and unpolluted Cederberg Conservation Area.
Combining European inspiration with South African innovation, we set out with a simple goal: to brew the beers we wanted to drink.
We started small, with a homebrew system, a love for craft beer, plenty of passi ...read more
Finbond Kunssentrum vir die Jeug is a project run by Finbond. A variety of art classes are offered to children and their work is on display at "Die Ou Meul" or the old mill, where they are currently located. A great project teaching children to express their talents. Art competitions are held on a regular basis involving all school in the area, it's absolutely wonderful to see ...read more
The majestic Cederberg is a 100km long mountain range known for its characteristic jagged sandstone, richly coloured by iron oxides to a deep orange, as well as its curious rock formations and Bushmen (san) rock art.
Most of the Cederberg is a designated Wilderness Area (83,000ha) and is part of the Cape Floral Kingdom which is a World Heritage Site. The Cederberg Wilderness ...read more
Soldaatkop is a rock formation on a back road of the R364. The formation can only be seen when travelling back towards Clanwilliam. One is recommended to first visit the grave of C.L. Leipoldt and on the return journey to Clanwilliam, about 1,5 km from the grave take the gravel road on the left, this road is not suitable for normal cars, leave it at the beginning of the gravel road and conti ...read more
The shoe factory has been in existence since 1954. It was a natural outgrowth of the Wupperthal shoe factory that was established by the Rhenish missionaries about 1834. Tourists can walk through the factory, purchase `veldskoene`, or shoes can also be custom made and dispatched at a later date. It is better to notify the factory of bus groups in advance....read more
Stadsaal Caves and Bushmen paintings as well as Truitjieskraal are found high in the central Cederberg beyond Cederberg Cellars & Sanddrif. They are a ‘must’ for all Cederberg visitors and keen photographers could spend hours here capturing the play of light and shadows on the open cav ...read more
South Africa’s most uniquely situated wine farm falls within the pristine environs of the Cederberg Wilderness Area, which lies in the Cape Floral Kingdom. Here, among spectacular rock formations and fynbos, you will find the highest altitude vineyards in the Cape. Conservation is fundamental and Cederberg Private Cellar is a committed member of the Biodiversity & Wine Initiative. ...read more
The Clanwilliam museum is housed in the Old Gaol situated at the end of the Main Road. It's open on weekdays from 8:00 till 12:30 and on Saturday's from 9:00 till 12:00. The museum holds the history of this 7th eldest town in South Africa. With rooms dedicated to famous inhabitants of Clanwilliam, such as the early khoi and san but also poet, C. L. Leipoldt and famous comedian T ...read more