2-Day Ancient Cave Art Explorer Trip

Adventure hosted by Callan

2 days, Hosted in English
Committed to safety
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Up to 7 people
Moderate activity level
Includes semi-vigorous activities for extended periods of time. Learn more
Includes food and tickets

What you'll do

From Cape Town we'll drive north to the Cederberg wilderness conservancy, where we will hike an easy trail to explore the late stone-age rock art of the San hunter-gatherers, the first human inhabitants of southern Africa. We'll also visit a couple of extraordinary sites to which I have exclusive access.

In the evening, we'll set up camp in the mountains, swim in a natural rock pool, enjoy a South African braai (aka BBQ), and sleep under the stars.

The next morning, we’ll visit a few unusual rock shelters with cave paintings deeper in the mountains - in the so-called Red Cederberg with its otherworldly red rock formations. We'll end the adventure with lunch at a beautiful mountain farm restaurant and a stop at South Africa's highest vineyard to taste their delicious wines and craft beer.

This is a wilderness adventure, archeology and cultural history trip rolled into one. You'll come away refreshed by nature with great memories of the breathtaking Cederberg mountains and knowledge of some of humanity's oldest art.
From Cape Town we'll drive north to the Cederberg wilderness conservancy, where we will hike an easy trail to explore the late stone-age rock art of the San hunter-gatherers, the first human inhabitants of southern Africa. We'll also visit a couple of extraordinary sites to which I have exclusive access.

In the evening, we'll set up camp in the mountains, swim in a natural rock pool, enjoy a South African braai (aka BBQ), and sleep und…

What's included

  • Food
    2 lunches, 1 breakfast, 1 dinner, snacks
  • Tickets
    Entrance fee

Your itinerary

  • Day 1

    Late stone-age San bushman cave art
    Adventure into the Cederberg mountain wilderness to explore ancient rock art with a specialist guide.
  • Day 2

    Extraordinary art in the Red Cederberg
    We venture deeper into the mountains to see some special rock art sites in the mesmerizing Red Cederberg.

Meet your host, Callan

Host on Airbnb since 2015
  • Identity verified
I am the founder of 'Cape Town Outside' specializing in off-the-beaten path trips from the city. I'm a journalist, photographer and tour guide and have spent many years exploring the intriguing prehistoric rock art of the San bushmen -- the nomadic hunter gathers and first human inhabitants of Southern Africa. They were prolific painters!

I will lead you on an adventure in the extraordinary Cederberg mountain wilderness conservancy outside Cape Town to explore their art in the place they lived and painted for many thousands of years.

You will learn about their art and why and how they painted it. I'll point out some of the unique plants, animals and geology of the region, so you will gain a special insight of this richly biodiverse landscape in which the San bushmen lived.
I am the founder of 'Cape Town Outside' specializing in off-the-beaten path trips from the city. I'm a journalist, photographer and tour guide and have spent many years exploring the intriguing prehistoric rock art of the San bushmen -- the nomadic hunter gathers and first human inhabitants of Southern Africa. They were prolific painters!

I will lead you on an adventure in the extraordinary Cederberg mountain wilderness conservancy outside Cape Town to explore their art in the place t…
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₹22,392 per person
₹22,392 per person
₹22,392 per person
₹22,392 per person
₹22,392 per person
₹22,392 per person

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Explore places and communities you can't easily access on your own.

Where you'll be

let me know your accommodation location in Cape Town - and i'll pick you up there.

Choose from available dates

4 available

Activity advisory

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Please note that outdoor activities carry risks, and you may be exposed to dangerous situations as part of this experience. Make sure you can participate safely given your abilities and the conditions (such as location, weather, and equipment).

Things to know

Cancellation policy

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Government ID

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Guest requirements

Up to 7 guests ages 5 and up can attend.

What to bring

day pack

camera