South Africa :: Western Cape (Cedarberg)
Category: Scenic Routes :: Mountain Pass
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The pass lies on the R364 near Clanwilliam and forms the northern perimeter of the Cederberg Wilderness Area. The pass carries heavy traffic to the north, but it is a beautiful road, filled with rugged landscapes and unique rock formations. The Wilderness Area is a project initiated by farmers in the area and forms an integral part of one of the more popular hikes in these mountains. The Pakhuis / Heuningvlei trail is considered to be one of the great hikes of the Western Cape.
|20km or 21min ENE of Clanwilliam, Western Cape (Cedarberg)South Africa
From Cape town, take the N7 north to Clanwilliam (About 230km) Then take the R364. The Pakhuis Pass is about 22 km further along this road.
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“Pakhuis Conservancy Set on the northern edge of the Cederberg Wilderness area, roughly 300 kilometres from Cape Town and close to the town of Clanwilliam, the Pakhuis Conservancy is a project initiated by farmers in the area. They have banded together to convert degraded farm land into burgeoning conservation areas alive with natural fynbos, in order to allow the land once again to thrive in its natural state, and to encourage eco-tourism to the area. The Pakhuis Conservancy is breathtakingly beautiful; filled with rugged landscapes and unique rock formations formed by the erosion of sandstone, whilst the mountains that continuously loom in the background are renowned throughout the world for rock climbing and bouldering. The name is more than likely derived from the Pakhuis Mountains that border the Cederberg Mountains to the north, and form the back drop to a number of farms, reserves and getaways.” - Chris Smit, 2009/11/15
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