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Natural Attraction Truitjieskraal Rock Formations

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Located in South Africa :: Western Cape (Cedarberg)
Category: Attraction :: Natural Attraction

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Truitjieskraal rock formations are situated in the Matjiesrivier Nature Reserve, which is now a world heritage site.

The trail through these rock formations can take you about 30 minutes, with information boards along the way, providing insights to the lifestyle of people who lived there, and information on plants and animals. The walk is easy for children too.

Truitjieskraal has the most impressive sandstone formations in the area with rock art dating back to 5000 years ago. Bushmen paintings are also seen here.

Stock farmers used an old route through Truitjieskraal from the farms in the east to the farms in the Breekkrans River Valley in the west, to move their goats and sheep from winter to warmer grazing areas.
‘Truitjie’ is believed to be the abbreviation of the name ‘Gertuida’, a shepherds’ wife or girlfriend, who lived along this route.

A permit is required to visit Truitjieskraal and is available for purchase at any of the CapeNature offices (Matjiesrivier or Algeria) or at any private tourism offices in the Cederberg area. You cannot enter without a permit which includes a security key for the gate. (June 2016).

Contact [ correction ]
Address :  Matjiesrivier Nature Reserve, Cedarberg, Western Cape, South Africa
Contact :  Capenature - Matjiesrivier Nature Reserve
Tel :  +27(0)27 482 9922
Host Website :  Click Here
Cellphone Reception :  Nothing

Directions [ correction ]

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Rates and Payment [ correction ]
Fee/s :  Hiking Trail Permit: ZAR40 (Adults) & Children 3-12 yrs ZAR20 (Jun-16)

Activities [ correction ]
Hiking Trails
More Activities :  Rock climbing.
Notes on Activities :  (Some activities may be offered nearby).

Travelling Information
 Travel Tip!

Entry Permit Required! Fill up with fuel in Clanwilliam, Citrusdal or Ceres before taking the Cederberg / Algeria turn-off or the turnoff at Op-Die-Berg!


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