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Citrusdal Activities


Citrusdal is a picturesque farming town at the foothills of the majestic Cederberg Mountains from where it offers a great base for exploring the hinterland, Cedarberg and West Coast.


Ideally suited to the nature lover, botanist, artist, photographer or outdoor enthusiast. Citrusdal offers hiking, mountain biking, golf, paintball, hot springs, horse riding, bird watching, paragliding and 4X4-trails as a few of its activities.

The oldest orange tree in South Africa is found on the farm "Heksrivier" in the Citrusdal valley. It is older than 160 years, still bears fruit and has been declared a national monument.

You can visit the Golden Valley Wine Cellar which is the main hub of town where it markets its wines and citrus fruit. Here you can do wine tasting or buy the fruit that the town is so famous for.

There is also local museum situated in the original church building of Citrusdal that documents the history of the town.

The N7 between Citrusdal and Clanwilliam is a beautiful, scenic drive, with citrus orchards hugging the road and farm stalls that sell fruits and home-made products at regular intervals.


Surrounding Areas

The Cederberg is renowned for its wilderness experience with quality hiking and rock climbing routes particularly around the Krakadouw and Tafelberg peaks.

There are numerous well marked day hikes including the popular and spectacular Wolfberg Arch, Wolfberg Cracks and the Maltese Cross.

This Wilderness area with its dark starry nights is also home to an amateur astronomical observatory which regularly hosts open evenings for the public.

There are various 4x4 and quad bike routes. And the dramatic rock formations and landscapes make this a photographer or artist paradise.

The nearby town of Clanwilliam is one of the ten oldest towns in South Africa a place where you can still see 1820 settler houses in classic Cape Dutch style. You can also take a tour of a Rooibos tea farm or buy locally-made ‘veld’ shoes or visit rock art sites with a knowledgeable guide or view the wild flowers in the Clanwilliam Wild flower reserve which has one of the best displays of wild flowers in South Africa from August to September.

And for those that want to explore further into the botanical wonder of the region, Namaqualand which is further north has one of the most spectacular wild flower displays in the world (From July-October).

The West Coast is an area known for its rugged and isolated beauty. There are numerous fishing hamlets here which offer the freshest tastiest seafood and an interesting prospective into the local culture. There are also a number of fine nature reserves that showcase the abundant bird life, spectacular wild flowers and dramatic seascapes.


A summary of Citrusdal Activities

Activities in the Citrusdal area include:

  • 4x4 and Quadbike Routes
  • Hiking
  • Horse riding
  • Paragliding
  • Mountain Biking
  • Paintball
  • Citrusdal Warm Baths
  • 9 Hole Golf Course
  • San Rock Art
  • Bird watching
  • Johan van Zyl and Cederberg Wine Cellars

Please visit Citrusdal Tourism Office website for more information on "What to do in Citrusdal?"

Day 1 Depart from Cape Town via Langebaan, Saldanha, Veldrif to Citrusdal for overnight.
Day 2 Day Trip to Lambertsbay and Clanwilliam back to Citrusdal for overnight.
Day 3 From Citrusdal via Middleberg Pass, Gydo Pass to Ceres via Mitchells Pass to Tulbagh and Wolsley via Bainskloof to Wellington and back to Cape Town.

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