In my opinion, the walk through The Wolfberg Cracks in the Cederberg must be one of the most spectacular one-day walks in South Africa. It certainly involves the most fun. I never tire of doing this walk and I was fortunate to lead the route again re
cently on a perfect day.
The approach can look a little daunting, but provided one gets started before the day becomes too hot it is actually a pleasant approach to the cracks.
Once the cracks are reached one has a choice between the easy or the exciting routes. We chose the exciting route and the caving and scrambling began immediately. A torch makes it much easier to negotiate the darker sections.
After some more scrambling and getting through a few caves we emerged into the chamber which, with its massive arches always reminds me of a magnificent cathedral.
Thereafter the crack narrows and the fun really begins, with climbs over boulders and crawls through holes.
And once we emerged on the top the views were wonderful. Down below we could see the expanse of the Cederberg Wilderness as well as the farm “Dwarsrivier”, where David Nieuwoudt crafts his delicious Cederberg Wines .
We descended via the easy crack. Most conveniently the Driehoeks River runs right along the end of the walk and we dived-in for a very refreshing swim.