Western Cape

Break away to the Biedouw Valley for blooms, rock art and history

Four hours from Cape Town, this part of the Cederberg was once a nirvana for Bushmen, now it's great for offroading — even with your mother-in-law

12 November 2023 - 00:00 By Nick Yell

The /Xam (Cape Bushmen/San) who staked their territorial claim in the upper reaches of the Biedouw River in the Cederberg must have been the envy of their peers. In this mountain fastness, they would have been off the paths trodden by the pastoral Khoi moving south from what is now Namibia to the grazing lands of Namaqualand from about 77 BCE; and also not troubled much by land- and game-hungry European farmer settlers until the mid-1700s...

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