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2 day adventure

Stone-age cave art learning adventure

2 day adventure

Stone-age cave art learning adventure

Explore the Cederberg mountains - see some of the oldest cave art in Africa
Duration
2 days
Group size
Up to 7 people
Activity level
Moderate
Hosted in
English
2 day adventure

Stone-age cave art learning adventure

2 day adventure

Stone-age cave art learning adventure

Explore the Cederberg mountains - see some of the oldest cave art in Africa
Duration
2 days
Group size
Up to 7 people
Activity level
Moderate
Hosted in
English

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 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.

Airbnb Adventures

Airbnb Adventures

  • Meals and stays included

    Every adventure is fully planned, from activities to accommodations.

  • Led by locals

    Adventures are hosted by local insiders who immerse you in their culture.

  • One-of-a-kind access

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

What's included

Food
3 lunches, 2 dinners, 1 breakfast, snacks
Tickets
Entrance fee, 1 event tickets
Accommodations
1 night in a tent, 1 night in a cabin

Your itinerary

Where you'll be

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

Your host

Learn more about Callan

Callan

I am the founder of 'Cape Town Outside' specializing in off-the-beaten path trips from the city. I'm a journalist, photographer & surfer, with an interest in archaeology spanning many years, specifically the late stone-age cave paintings of the San bushmen -- the nomadic hunter gathers and first human inhabitants of Southern Africa. Over the years I've explored rock art across Southern Africa. I will lead you on an adventure in the beautiful Cederberg mountain wilderness conservancy outside Cape Town to explore this intriguing art in the place it was painted thousands of years ago. I'll teach you about current archeological knowledge of the art, local cultural history and and region's rich natural heritage, the endemic plants and animals, and geology, while we explore this beautiful mountain landscape.

Availability

Guest safety

Every adventure follows industry guidelines. We partnered with the Adventure Travel Trade Association, expert leaders in adventure travel, to define best practices and standards for safety.

Please note 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 keep in mind

Cancellation policy

Any experience can be canceled and fully refunded within 24 hours of purchase.

Communication policy

Always communicate through Airbnb. To protect your payment, never transfer money or communicate outside of the Airbnb website or app.

Guest requirements

Up to 7 guests ages 5 and up can attend. The activity level for this adventure is moderate. Guests should have moderate fitness to walk a short, flat wilderness trail of maximum 5 km. A shorter trail is also possible. Guests should also bring a small…

Government ID

You’ll need to take a picture of yourself that matches the photo on your ID. This is so Airbnb can confirm who’s actually going on the experience. You’ll only have to do this once.

Alcohol

This experience includes alcohol. Only guests who meet the legal drinking age will be served alcoholic beverages.

More tips

I'll let you know about what clothing to wear shortly ahead of the trip - depending on the weather forecast. Wear comfortable walking shoes. Bring a day pack to carry your camera, water and snacks.
Callan
2 day adventure
Stone-age cave art learning adventure
From $297/person
From $297/person