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Protected Area Matjiesrivier Nature Reserve

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Located in South Africa :: Western Cape (Cedarberg)
Category: Protected Areas :: Protected Area

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The 12 800ha reserve hosts the fynbos and succulent karoo biomes, and attractions include the Stadsaal cave and Elephant rock art, as well as rock sculptures. Visitors can enjoy rock climbing at Truitjieskraal, and the hiking trail.

The nature reserve was proclaimed in 1997, previously a production farm. The reserve is rich in flora with beautiful flower season giving a spectacular array of the landscape. Birdwatching is also one of the main activities in the reserve and there is an active breeding program for a pair of Black eagles (Aquila verreauxii) which are often seen soaring on the thermals above the reserve. The park is part of the Cedarberg Conservancy who can be contacted for reservations and any enquiries about the reserve or contact CapeNature offices.

A permit is required to visit these attractions and is available for purchase at the CapeNature offices or at any private tourism offices in the Cederberg area. There is no cellphone reception on the largest part of the reserve; the last reception point is the Algeria section of the Cederberg. Campsites are available for visitors situated along the banks of the Rondegat River. (Updated Mar-18).

Contact [ correction ]
Address :  Western Cape, South Africa
Contact :  Capenature - Matjiesrivier Nature Reserve
Contact 2 :  Cape Nature Reservations
Tel :  +27(0)27 482 9922
Tel2 :  +27(0)21 483 0190
Email :  Click Here
Host Website :  Click Here
Cellphone Reception :  Nothing

Directions [ correction ]

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Time Information [ correction ]
Reception Opening and Closing Times :  Mon-Fri: 07:30-16:00

Rates and Payment [ correction ]
Rates Quoted :  Per Person
Updated for :  2018
Comments :  Entry Fees: ZAR40.00 per adult per day. ZAR20.00 per child per day. (Rate info updated Mar-18)
Payment Methods Accepted :  Cash

Destination Information [ correction ]
Tourist Information :  Yes
Facilities :  General Dealer, Camping

Activities [ correction ]
Game Viewing, Game Drives, Hiking Trails, Guided Walks, Bird Watching, Photography
Game to View :  Baboons. Dassies. Grey Rhebok. Klipspringers and Duiker
More Activities :  Viewing rock arts and paintings.
Notes on Activities :  (Some activities may be offered nearby).

Travelling Information

There is a little shop at Mount Ceder selling sweets, cooldrinks, chips etc. There is also a restaurant at Mount Ceder.
There is no fuel in this area. The closest fuel would be at Citrusdal and Clanwilliam. (Updated Mar-18).

 Travel Tip!

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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