Cederberg Camping & Hiking

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Cederberg Camping & Hiking is situated in the majestic Cederberg Mountains. Nuwerust is true to it’s name and here you will find “New Rest”. An unforgettable Cederberg Experience for outdoor and nature lovers. Affordable and family-friendly accommodation in the form of Camping or Chalets. The campsite offers two ablution blocks with hot water, cleaned daily. Please note that toilet paper is not supplied. There are campsites with or without electricity. Each site has own braai area with braai drum, but does not include braai grid, please bring your own. Dry wood is sold at the office. There is a communal lapa with braai and bar facilities.

Satellite DSTV available at the Lapa for those important sport events. Communal freezer available.

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Campsite Rates From

Rates From
R480.00 for 4 persons
Campsite Rates per


Type of Accommodation
Campsite & Self Catering
Not Pet Friendly
Persons Per Stand
Number of Camp Sites
Ground cover
Gravel road
Cellphone Reception

Facilities and Activities

Communal ablution facilities, Washing facilities, Power point

Your Questions & Answer

Do you offer selfcatering?

Chalets are fully equipped for self-catering:

Each chalet has it’s own braai area, with braai grid and tripod stand.
Washing up liquid and drying up towels is supplied
No TV within chalets, DSTV available at the Lapa for those important sport events. Communal Lapa has braai and bar facilities.
We do not supply bedding or towels. Please bring your own and get a reduced price, otherwise we charge extra for bedding.

Important travel tips when visiting Cederberg Camping?

Please fill up your fuel tanks before entering the Cederberg as the closest petrol station is Ceres, Citrusdal or Clanwilliam!
There is no cell phone (mobile network) reception in the Cederberg, please make sure to download the google maps while you do have internet connection, this way you will still be able to use your location to track your progress on google maps.
There are two main routes, one via Ceres and the other via N7 (Citrusdal/Clanwilliam)

What is the route to Cederberg Camping via Ceres?

Take the N1 north. Take the R44 to Ceres via Wellington. Please ensure that you have sufficient petrol before leaving Ceres. (Cell phones will only work until you reach the small town called Op-Die-Berg.)
When you enter Ceres turn left at the second robot towards Prince Alfreds’ Hamlet. (R303)
Drive through Prince Alfreds’ Hamlet (beware of speed traps in Ceres and Prince Alfred).
Drive over the Gydo Pass. Keep driving until you reach the little town of Op-Die-Berg.
Op-Die-Berg is 20 km from the top of Gydo Pass. Do not take the right turn to Touwsriver on the way to Op-Die-Berg.
200m Past Op-Die-Berg is a sign that says Cederberg/Ceres Karoo. Turn right.
Follow the tar road for aprrox. 18km.
At the end of the tar road keep going straight onto the gravel road. Do not take the right hand turn to Kagga Kamma.
Nuwerust is 47km from the beginning of the gravel road.
Farms along the way that you will pass are Sneeukop, Luiperds Kloof, Zonderwater and Mount Ceder.
When you reach Mount Ceder you will see a mountain pass in front of you drive over the pass. The pass is 5km uphill and 5km downhill.
At the bottom of the pass is a signboard that says Nuwerust Rest Camp (Cederberg Camping and Hiking). Turn right and follow the gravel road 200 meters to motor gate. Drive through the second gate and park at the office sign board.

What is the route to Cederberg Camping via N7 (Citrusdal/Clanwilliam)?

Take the N7.
Coming from Cape Town, 32km Past Citrusdal is the sign Algeria/ Cederberg (Halfway between Citrusdal and Clanwilliam is the Algeria/Cederberg turn off).
Turn right onto the gravel road and follow the Ceres signboards.
After 56km you will reach a T-junction that says Wupperthal/Ceres. Turn right towards Ceres.
Farms you will pass along the way are Algeria, Driehoek, Dwarsrivier and Matjiesriver. Do not take turn off to Cederberg Tourism Park (Kromrivier), follow Ceres signboards.
Turn right towards Ceres and follow the gravel road for 8km. You will reach a sign that says Nuwerust Rest Camp (Cederberg Camping and Hiking) turn left and follow the gravel road 200 meters to motor gate. Drive through the second gate and park at the office sign board.

Town, Road or River close to Campsite

Town nearby


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  • Kennedy O'Brien

    We recently camped at Nuwerust, it was out of season and we were privileged enough to have thee entire campsite to ourselves! Very peaceful and beautiful rock formations. Campsites have lovely green lawn and plenty of shade, ablutions were immaculate but the best part of our stay was the interesting conversations and mini tour of the farm we had with owners, Louise and Sakkie. Highly recommend!

  • Donmar Eekhout

    What a nice places to camp.
    We came (late) in the afternoon. The office was closed but the friendly owner told us the best spot. And that we still can swim.

    The views are incredible, we din’t hike because of the heat it was 40C.
    The camping spots are big and have nice trees for shadow.
    We will visit again.


    What a wonderful experience with lots of activities. Very big plaas dam pool to cool off and the river with hidden rock pools and outside showers to cool off in the summer. Many routes to hike and also the big mountain to climb or hike. Very neat new camp sites.

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