A guided self-drive overland tour through the Cederberg and Tankwa Karoo in South Africa.

Trip Overview

The mystical rock formations in the Cederberg is home to a rich legacy of rock art painted by one of Africa’s oldest tribes, the San also known as the Bushmen people. On this specially designed tour we explore a collection of rock art sites scattered throughout the Cederberg mountain wilderness and travel the rugged roads and vast open plains of the neighbouring Tankwa Karoo.

The journey will take you on meandering mountain passes and through riverbeds. Look forward to daily nature excursions on foot and in vehicles exploring the surrounding indigenous fynbos and waterfalls with a chance to swim in rock pools. Spend some quiet time at the wilderness camps to unwind and find tranquillity with the peaceful sounds of nature around you.

At night we gather around the campfire, to braai and cook dinner together while we savour the spectacular night sky. 

This trip is for adventure travellers eager to explore nature and the remote terrain of the Cederberg and Tankwa Karoo. It is a real rustic experience with limited facilities at camps therefore guests must be fully self-sufficient. 

Allow yourself the time to disconnect and embrace the true freedom of being out on the open road, while Endless Africa guides you to your next unforgettable adventure.



6 days, 5 nights


Hiking, 4x4 tracks, swimming, birding, photography, star gazing, rock art excursions and more

Trip Capacity

Maximum 6 vehicles


Rustic campsites with no facilities (2 nights)
Campsites with basic toilet and cold shower (3 nights)

Starting Point

Dorp Op Die Berg


Route Description

On this trip we will drive from the southern Cederberg  into the heart of the Cederberg mountains all the way north to the Nardouws mountains while camping at remote and rustic campsites along the way.  From the northern Cederberg region, the route will take you over the Doring River to the Tankwa Karoo. Here we explore the dusty and unrelenting landscapes of the Tankwa Karoo driving towards the Roggevelds Mountains ending the trip by spending the last night in the Tankwa Karoo National Park.

The majority of this route is driven on gravel roads. This route is suitable for 4×2’s with diff lock and high clearance, trailers and 4×4 bush caravans.

Embark on the ultimate self-drive adventure, featuring rock formations, rocky terrain, rock pools and ancient rock art.

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Next tour: 26 April – 1 May 2022