The History of
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In this area with its long and rich history, Dr Frikkie Strauss and family, farm with cattle, sheep, rooibos tea and sutherlandia (kankerbos). The latter being in great demand due to its unique medicinal qualities.
The name, Traveller’s Rest emanated from passing travellers who used to span out here next to the river to give water to their horses and oxen, as well as to rest, before tackling the very steep Pakhuis Pass to the West, or the dry Karoo to the North-East. This was long before the self-catering cottages and restaurant were built.
STAY IN THE CEDERBERG
Traveller’s Rest offers 29 cottages in total, spread over a huge area in wide open settings. The cottages are all delightful in their earthy simplicity and surprising in their homely, well-equipped comfort with en-suite bedrooms. A shared swimming pool near the river and the restaurant brings relief after a hot day.