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
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
The Cederberg Heritage Route is a collection of four community-based walking trails in the Cederberg mountains. The walking trails (ranging from 3 to 5 nights) include your overnight luggage transportation (by donkey cart or vehicle) so that walkers only carry a day pack on the walks.
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
Join Stepnie on a historical walkabout through the centre of town. Learn more about the museum, C.L. Leipoldts House, the Old Dutch Reformed Church and why it is now known as the Flower Church. A journey back in time to find out more about one of South Africa's oldest towns....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
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
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
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 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