Destination Cederberg

Nelda van Zyl


Clanwilliam Town Tour

Nestled at the foot of the Cederberg mountains, Clanwilliam is a picturesque town of historic white Cape Dutch homesteads, tumbling bougainvilleas and tall palm trees. It is the seventh oldest town in our country, is rich in Settler history and is surrounded by rooibos fields, citrus orchards and ancient rock art.

Very much a part of Clanwilliam's history is Strassberger's Velskoen Factory where you can buy yourself a durable, but comfy pair of "vellies".
A walk-about through town with a knowledgeable local inhabitant of this town will take you past these Cape Dutch buildings in Park and Main Street, the Flower Church designed by Sophie Gray, the Old Jail Museum where homage is paid to C. Louis Leipoldt and the San people, and further down Main Street as far as the Anglican Church.
Afterwards, watch a video about the local rooibos industry at The House of Rooibos and then quench your thirst with rooibos, the nectar of nature, and taste a few new rooibos flavours at Velskoendraai Farmstall.
Enjoy a hearty lunch prepared with local produce also at Velskoendraai Farmstall.


Clanwilliam Town Tour
Clanwilliam Town Tour
Clanwilliam Town Tour

Itinerary for Half Day Tour


08h30 Rooibos tea tasting at Velskoendraai
09h15 Meet local guide for a historic walk through the old town of Clanwilliam
10h00 Tour through the old jail which is now a very modern museum
11h00 We visit Strassberger leather shoe factory, where you can fit a nice pair of "vellies"
11h30 Our own nature garden is our next stop, to learn more about the plants of our area
12h15 Depart for lunch at Velskoendraai


Extended Itinerary for Full Day Tour


13h15 Depart for a scenic drive though the foothills of the majestic Cederberg Mountains
Visit to C. Louis Leipoldt's grave
Photo stop on top of the Pakhuys Pass
A gentle short stroll to one of the well known rock formations of the Cederberg "Soldaatkop"
15h45 Depart for Clanwilliam
16h00 – 16h30 Tour ends


Package includes

• Registered and accredited tour guide
• All wine tasting fees and snacks
• Transport


Optional or additional (excluded in the price)

• Lunch
• Afternoon Tea & cake



Morning Tour : 08h30 - 12h30
Afternoon Tour : 13h00 - 16h30
Full Day Tour : 08h00 - 16h00


Please bring your own

• Sun hat and sunscreen
• Insect repellent
• Camera
• Comfortable shoes
• Warm jacket



Prices will depend on the size of the group as well as the extra activities chosen.


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.