Wolfberg, Northern Cape, South Africa

Wolfberg, Northern Cape, South Africa

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About 300 kilometers North of Cape Town is the Cederberg Wilderness Area. Cederberg stretches from the Middelberg Pass in Citrusdal to the North of the Pakhuis Pass at Clanwilliam. It is famous for its remarkable rock formations. The wilderness area is a World Heritage Site which forms part of the Cape floral region. It is also a top spot for hiking and rock-climbing in the Western Cape as it encompasses about 71 000 hectares of rugged, mountainous terrain.

One of the notable landmarks in Cederberg Wilderness Area is the 15 meter-high Wolfberg Arch. The Arch is lit by both sunrise and sunset from opposite sides,  a breath-taking sight. Wolfberg Arch can be reached by traversing a set of monumental clefts in the mountain known as the Wolfberg Cracks. Hiking to the Wolfberg arch is fun and challenging. It is a steep climb up to the cracks on a well-marked, easy-to-follow trail. It will take about 4.5 hours to reach the arch from the starting point of the trail, which is near the camping area at Dwarsrivier. Although it is a strenuous hike to finish in a day, it will make for an excellent day hike. For those who wish to photograph this truly magnificent formation during sunrise or sunset, you should plan on an overnight wilderness hike. You can camp anywhere in the wilderness area. But note that hiking and overnight camping requires permits from CapeNature.

Hiking to the Wolfberg Arch is definitely a must-try.