• South Africa
  • 2 Days

Explore Prehistoric Cave Paintings in the mountains outside Cape Town

  • Basecamp Retreat
  • Cultural Immersion
  • 2 days; 1 nights
  • 1 to 6 travelers
  • Begins & ends in Cape Town
This journey start and ends in Cape Town, South Africa. For this prehistoric San bushman rock art (cave painting) exploration trip we'll drive to the Cederberg mountains outside Cape Town for a unique adventure that will take us on a short hike in African mountain wilderness to see and experience this ancient art in the place it was painted thousands of years ago. I'll let you know about the San people who did the painting – how they painted, why they painted - this is knowledge about early man, our human origins and the the oldest known art. It's also a nature-rich trip as we walk in the wildness of many indigenous plants and animals to explore the rock shelters with these intriguing paintings. Essentially, this is an art, archaeology, history and nature trip rolled into one. I do the exploration trip over one, two or three days with mountain camping in the summer or mountain chalet accommodation in the winter. The pricing here is for a 2-day trip (let me know if you'd prefer a 1-day trip or three-day trip). We also enjoy waterfalls and bathe in mountain rock pools. The nights are spectacularly starry and I can introduce you to the astronomy of the southern hemisphere. There is an abundance of rock art in the Cederberg and amazing weathered rock formations which makes for a very memorable adventure.read more

At a Glance

Creature comforts

comfortable


Physical activity

moderate


Ground support

fully guided

Terrain

  • Mountains

Practicalities

  • For ages 5+
  • Fluent english spoken

Activities

  • Hiking
  • Historic sites
  • Indigenous culture

Your Local Expert

Callan Emery

I'm a journalist, photographer and professional guide. I am a member of the South African Archeological Society and have specialist knowledge of the San bushman rock art and the natural African wilderness. I have traveled widely and enjoy having the opportunity to show travelers some of the cultural, historical and natural treasures we have outside Cape Town.

The Journey

Included

  • Lodging

    Tent and camping gear provided in the summer. Mountain cabin provided in the winter.

  • Transportation

    Transportation in van or people carrier car depending on the number of travelers.

Not Included

  • Food

    Food is extra and we'll stop en-route to shop for what we need.

Private Departures

Private departures, for just you and your friends or family

Flexible dates

  • 1 travelers$340 per person
  • 2 travelers$320 per person
  • 3 travelers$310 per person
  • 4 travelers$300 per person
  • 5 travelers$300 per person
  • 6 travelers$300 per person
Pricing depends on group size and host availability

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