“A remote Escape with some creature comforts for the kitted 4×4 traveller…”
The Klip Werf self-catering veld cottages are ideal for the fully-equipped traveller…
This secluded and private site is situated in mountain renosterveld, just off the Wupperthal route on the road to Voelvlei. Klipwerf Stone Cottage consists of beautiful examples of the original old-style Sederberg stone cottages of which very few if any, are left today.
It is ideal for the traveller who prefers complete freedom in a quiet setting. It has spacious, thatched stone huts, as well as thatched braai facilities. The neat ablution facilities have hot showers, as well as flush toilets.
Klipwerf Stone Cottage is within easy reach of a variety of Cederberg activities and attractions such as river swimming, wine tasting, horse riding, rock art, observatory star gazing, and 4×4 routes to name a few and at Klip Werf you can do mountain climbing, leisure walking and mountain biking.
The shortest Cederberg Arch Hiking Trail starts on Keurbosfontein. For many visitors, a Cederberg hiking trip to the Wolfberg Arch, one of the icons of the Cederberg mountains is a must. Our short easy walk Wolfberg hiking trail now makes it possible for almost anyone to reach it. Permit and directions are available at Keurbosfontein.
If you book at Klip Werf, we will not take any further bookings from other visitors. You can therefore enjoy total exclusivity in this secluded mountain setting.
Klipwerf Stone Cottage is open to visitors from the autumn, winter and spring months of April to October. In April the hot summer days give way to the gentle climate of autumn when the weather is mostly mild and gentle.
The average rainfall for winter is about 250 mm, with occasional snow on the Wolfberg. During the spring months, Klip Werf undergoes a transformation where the veld is covered in an abundance of life, with flowers and birds everywhere. This renosterveld biome also has great varieties of bulbous and geophyte plant species, most of which are dormant under the ground during the hot summer months.
96% of South Africa’s unique renosterveld has been converted into farmland or residential areas. It is gone forever and with it went thousands of rare plants, which are now extinct. The remaining renosterveld, as at Klip Werf, is very precious indeed. Gentle walks along the mountainsides in spring can lead you to wonderful plants.
During the summer months from November to March, Klip Werf is closed to visitors. However, where possible, we will consider special requests to make Klip Werf available during this time.
Klip Werf is within easy reach of a variety of Cederberg activities and attractions. At Klip Werf, you can also do mountain climbing, leisure walking and mountain biking.
The starting point of the shortest and easiest walking trail to the famous Wolfberg Arch, as well as the nearby popular rock climbing spots of Sneeuberg and Tafelberg, are ±30 minutes (13 km) drive from Klip Werf, on the Wupperthal 4×4 road.
A day trip can be taken to the historic village of Wupperthal in the remote Tra-Tra valley, a missionary station that was established in 1830 by German missionaries. The route there will take you past the villages of Langkloof and Eselbank, an area with colourful traditions. It is recommended that you use a 4×4 vehicle for the trip to Wupperthal.
PLEASE NOTE: Permits and routes for the Wolfberg Hiking Trail are obtainable at the Keurbosfontein farmstead.
There are 2 houses with 3 single beds each and one house with 2 single beds (= 8 beds with mattresses). Although we provide only 8 beds and mattresses, the houses have ample space to accommodate up to 12 persons comfortably.
Each house is supplied with a paraffin lantern for light.
There are two sets of bathroom facilities, each equipped with a hot water shower, a washbasin and a flush toilet. We supply the gas for the bathroom facilities.
There are 2 separate thatched (3×5 meter) braai areas, spacious enough for comfortable seating. Each braai area has an outside water tap.
Klipwerf Stone Cottage is for the fully equipped traveller. Visitors bring their own cutlery & crockery, utensils, cooking appliances, fridges, braai equipment, gas supply, bedding, bathroom requisites, chairs, tables, etc.
Firewood can be purchased at Keurbosfontein farmstead.
Visitors have travelled the road to Klip Werf in ordinary sedan cars, but the last section is in parts uneven and not ideal for motor vehicles with a very low road clearance.