Destination Cederberg

Nelda van Zyl


Maltese Cross Hike

The hike to the iconic Maltese Cross must surely count as one of the top 10 most popular hikes in the Western Cape. This 7,5km trail takes one on a moderate out and back hike up the mountain to marvel at the huge sandstone Cross which has been left behind after millions of years' erosion around it.


Maltese Cross
Maltese Cross
Maltese Cross


• 4-5 hours


Difficulty Level

• 2.5-3/5


• Some steep uphill & downhill

• Some loose rocks


Fitness Level

• Average

Package includes

• 1 or 2 Registered and Accredited Tour Guides (depending on group size)
• Hiking permits
• Return transport from Clanwilliam
• 1 x 500ml water
• Snack pack
• Picnic lunch


Package excludes

• Extra snacks
• Extra drinks


Please bring your own

• Day Pack
• Sun hat & sunscreen
• Insect Repellent
• Camera
• Comfortable hiking boots
• Warm jacket
• Minimum of 2L water per person
• Hiking stick (personal preference)



Price will depend on size of group



Winter - Weather permitted
Summer - Tours will only be available early in the morning


07h00 Depart from Clanwilliam
08h30 Arrive at starting point
08h45 Start hike
Your guide will adapt to the pace of the group

Arrive back at starting point

13h30 Picnic lunch & Wine Tasting at Cederberg

Arrive back in Clanwilliam


Days available

Tours are available from Monday to Sunday.
Not all activities may be available at all times, but this will be discussed with the group beforehand.
Should you prefer a tour on a Sunday; the itinerary will be adapted according to which activities are available.