Welcome to SP!  -
Sneeuberg
Custom Object

Sneeuberg

 

Page Type: Custom Object

Location: South Africa, Africa

Lat/Lon: 32.50839°S / 19.15398°E

Object Title: Sneeuberg

 

Page By: thinusk

Created/Edited: May 6, 2012 / May 13, 2012

Object ID: 788694

Hits: 761 

Page Score: 0%  - 0 Votes 

Vote: Log in to vote

 

the basics

Getting There

you can get there via various routes.
a) from the eikeboom, on the route between Algeria and Sanndrif.
b) from the parking lot for the maltese cross


Red Tape

all you need is a permit for hiking in the Cederberg, you can get these from CapeNature
it will cost you R50/day without a wildcard, and if you want to overnight somewhere in the mountains that is an additional R80/person.

Camping

if you want you can camp at the sneeuberg hut, or anywhere else, that is the beauty of the Cederberg. The walk up to the hut from eikeboom is around 2-3 hours of leisurely strolling.
you can also camp close by in Algeria or Sanddrif

External Links

Add External Links text here.

final approach

you can climb the mountain from either the side facing south west, this will be the wet and cooler side in the rainy season, or from the eastern side. from the east is a fair bit steeper.
closer to the top you just have to keep your eyes open for the cairns, there are ons or two that is easy to miss. once you see the sleeping ledges/little rock encampments the last bit is a small gulley to your left. there is a fair bit of grass growing here, just follow it till you get to the last cairn. here you need to scramble/climb up some rock, that might be quite difficult if you are short. Voila, you are at the top.
from here you have an awesome view of a lartge part of the Cederberg, and on a good day you will see Table mountain in Cape Town