Bouldering near

Traveller's Rest

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From 1 June 2014 no access is allowed anywhere in Rocklands without this permit. 

All permits are to be bought online by clicking on the orange button or on the quicket link below.

This permit guarantees entry to all bouldering areas in Rocklands for the validity duration, including CapeNature, de Pakhuys, Eight Days of Rain, and Traveller’s Rest.

All climbers visiting Rocklands must be in possession of this permit to climb on any land and must carry this permit with them at all times.

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Crashpads are available for rent through Padadise. This ensures that you always have a pad on hand when you need it.

“Renting a crash pad usually happens when the demand is the highest – in the peak season. That’s why we show exactly what crash pads we have available and with what price. We also show you how many days we have rented the crash pad! So you always know that we are not renting out beaten up crash pads.”


Welcome to Traveller’s Rest, your gateway to experiencing the unique and awe-inspiring bouldering opportunities in the Cederberg, South Africa. Renowned as one of the top bouldering destinations in the world, the Cederberg offers a one-of-a-kind experience for climbers of all levels.

What makes the Cederberg so special for bouldering is the abundance of sandstone boulders that are scattered across the landscape, offering an unparalleled diversity of climbs. The rock formations and boulder problems are some of the most unique and spectacular you will find anywhere in the world.

Traveller’s Rest is the perfect base for your bouldering adventure, offering a range of accommodation options to suit your needs. From cozy cottages and huts to backpacker accommodation, you’ll find everything you need to make your stay comfortable and enjoyable.

Rocklands is found in the Cederberg mountains 250km/3 hours north of Cape Town. It is a very beautiful area in a semi-desert setting, very isolated and very safe. Rocklands is undoubtedly famous for it’s world class bouldering but this should not deter you from sampling the fine sport climbing. There is a large variety of quality climbing of all grades in both bouldering and sport climbing. 

All the sport routes are single pitch and you will have to do a small amount of walking to get to the different areas. Most of the original climbing is situated on CapeNature land and thus day or week permits must be obtained.

During the bouldering season, we extend our restaurant hours to ensure that you can make the most of the daylight hours for climbing while still enjoying delicious and hearty dinners. Our restaurant is the perfect place to unwind and socialize with other climbers after a long day on the rocks.

Booking your accommodation at Traveller’s Rest is essential during the bouldering season, as the Cederberg is a popular destination for climbers from all over the world. Our friendly and knowledgeable staff are always available to help you plan your trip, whether you’re a seasoned pro or a beginner.

Come and experience the magic of bouldering in the Cederberg with Traveller’s Rest as your home base. We guarantee that you’ll have an unforgettable adventure that will leave you wanting more. Book your accommodation now to ensure that you don’t miss out on this incredible experience.

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Enjoy the 5km Seville Rock Art trail, which winds along the Brandewyn river and visits nine sites of rock art paintings.

We also have 2 cycling routes for the mountain biking enthusiast, the first for average riders, and one for the more experienced rider.

Both these and other options provide photo worthy scenery and an abundance of fun.