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Visitor Information

The excellent Clanwilliam Information Centre (tel. 027/482-2024; www.clanwilliam.info; Mon-Fri 8:30am-5pm, Sat 8:30am-12:30pm) is opposite the old church hall on Main Street. To camp or walk in the Cederberg Wilderness Area, you will need a permit from Cape Nature Conservation, in Cape Town, before you travel (tel. 021/659-3500; www.capenature.org.za) -- although day walkers can get permits from the local Information Centre, too.

Getting There

By Car -- Clanwilliam lies about 2 1/2 hours' drive from Cape Town. Head north up the N7; after approximately 160km (99 miles), you'll pass the town of Citrusdal to your left. About 28km (17 miles) farther north on the N7 is the turnoff for Cederberg Wilderness Area (marked Algeria); 26km (16 miles) farther is Clanwilliam, also on your left.

By Bus -- Intercape travels the N7 to Namibia. Note, however, that unless you have someone to pick you up, you'll be left stranded on the highway.

Note: This information was accurate when it was published, but can change without notice. Please be sure to confirm all rates and details directly with the companies in question before planning your trip.