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Cape Country

The grouping of the many ranges in the Cape Country areas follows the regions used by Cape Nature; i.e West Coast, Winelands, Overberg, Garden Route and Cape Karoo. The location of the ranges is shown on the maps of each area.

Cape Country Areas by Ranges (Note that links are only to the respective sub-areas. Look there for the rest...)

West Coast

Winelands

Overberg

Garden Route

Cape Karoo

Cederberg

Groot Winterhoek

Saldanha

Postberg

Riebeek Kasteel

Koeberg

 

Jonkershoek

Bains Kloof

Limietberge

Slanghoekberge

Franschhoek

Wemmershoek

Hottentots Holland

Groot Drakenstein

Simonsberg

Du Toit’s Kloof

Klein Drakenstein

Hawequas

Tygerberg

Paarl Rocks

Klapmutsberg

Koue Bokkeveld

Skurweberge

Witzenberge

Hex River

Kwadousberge

Theronsberge

Paardeberg

Kogelberg

Kleinmond

Hermanus

Elgin

Bot River

Langeberg

Riviersonderend

Outeniqua

Goukamma

Keurbooms River

Robberg 

Swartberg

 

Anysberg

Swartberg

Gamkaberg

 

Some issue related to climbing in the Cape Mountains: The Cape Country mountains are rather different from Table Mountain and the Peninsula and need to be treated with respect, for two reasons.  Firstly, the routes are generally much longer and in in more remote areas.  Read the Introduction to the Cape Mountains for more information.  Secondly, access is more difficult as many areas are privately owned and access is either not allowed or strictly controlled.  So although there are many more routes in these mountains than are listed in Mountain Meanders, only those with public (or semi-public i.e. by arrangement) access are described. All access conditions must be strictly observed as violations can jeopardize access for all. Access to a wider set of areas has been negotiated by the Mountain Club of South Africa (MCSA) so consider joining if you want to explore further. MCSA also owns several properties (and huts) which facilitate access to the surrounding mountains. 

Cape Nature  also has substantive information on many areas, including access and booking information, brochures, maps, lists of birds and plants, etc.  The information is not repeated.  See the main Cape Nature website or one of the individual reserves listed below.  The Google Map can be panned and zoomed and examined in Map, Satellite, Hybrid or Terrain view.  Each has their uses.  The locations of some of the Cape Nature Reserves is shown in Map view for example, but not in the other views. Click any area or marker  to see the name and some additional information. To open the map in Google Maps, click here

1. Cederberg Wilderness Area
2. Bird Island Nature Reserve
3. Rocherpan Nature Reserve
4. Groot Winterhoek Wilderness Area
5. Matjiesrivier Nature Reserve

6. Limietberg Nature Reserve
7. Jonkershoek Nature Reserve
8. Assegaaibosch Nature Reserve
9. Hottentots Holland Nature Reserve
10. Vrolijkheid Nature Reserve 

11. Marloth Nature Reserve
12. Kogelberg Nature Reserve
13. Walker Bay Nature Reserve
14. Salmonsdam Nature Reserve
15. De Mond Nature Reserve
16. De Hoop Nature Reserve
17. Grootvadersbosch Nature Reserve 
18. Boosmansbos Wilderness Area 

19. Anysberg Nature Reserve
20. Swartberg Nature Reserve
21. Gamkaberg Nature Reserve

22. Outeniqua Nature Reserve
23. Goukamma Nature Reserve
24. Keurbooms River Nature Reserve
25. Robberg Nature Reserve