Rocking the Cederberg

Great experiences in nature, fascinating details about plants, animals and heritage and mosT importantly lots of fun – all waiting for our Conservation Leadership Programme learners when they left Cape Town for the Cederberg Mountains!

First stop was the famous heritage site where children had the chance to view ancient rock art and gain some insight into the culture of the Khoi and the San people. The highlight was exploring a huge cave, the Stadsaal, where South Africa’s former leaders used to hold their private discussions until the late 1940’s.

An early morning start kicked off the hike to Mountain’s Cross, an extraordinarily shaped sandstone formation on top of the mountain. The CLPs mastered the challenge through lots of fun and great teamwork – and what a view they got as a reward!

One highlight was the swim in the beautiful clear water running down from the mountain, embedded in typical Cedeberg rock formations, and the murmuring of a waterfall. The ice-cold water didn’t hold them back!

The group extends a massive thank you to the Cape Leopard Trust for this wonderful opportunity to experience the magic of the Cederberg!

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