Those massive and monolithic mountains going by the name of Cederberg are possibly the reason why you’ve decided to mission north along the N7, but let’s face it; you’re going to have to take a break before entering this gigantic sandstone playground and Clanwilliam is perfectly perched on the edge of this wilderness.
Endemic rooibos and buchu tea flourish on the harsh Cederberg slopes, in stark contrast with the verdant valley carved by the Olifants River far below and its snaking irrigation canals sustaining extensive citrus farming. Come spring time the air is suffused with the scent of orange blossoms, while the countryside itself is transformed by fabulous wildflower displays. The Ramskop Nature Reserve at the Clanwilliam Dam Resort boasts 350 indigenous species of wild flowers. Entertaining storytellers and the buoyant Riel dancers complete your experience.