Situated on a portion of Farm Pakhuys, north of the Pakhuis Pass on the Cederberg Reserve in Western Cape, South Africa, the Cederberg Bunkhouse offers self catering accommodation to day visitors, short-term visitors or long-term visitors to the Cederberg. Whether you come to the Cederberg for bird watching, cycling, biking, bouldering or just to relax, the Cederberg Bunkhouse should be your choice of accommodation. Our farmhouse was built in the 1800's in traditional Cape Dutch style, using local sandstone and shale in it's construction.
As a guest at the Cederberg Bunkhouse you will have access to our swimming pool
and poolside lapa. When it's braai time there is a built-ini braai at the lapa. A kitchenette in the lapa has a cool room for your provisions, prep-bowl sink and electric hob.
Stay connected with free WiFi in your around the barn and the lapa.
You can park you vehicle to the west of the barn.
We have rennovated the stone barn on our property to create one of a kind accomodation in the Cederberg.
Situated on the south east corner of our barn, is a room for single or double occupancy. This room has an en-suite shower, wash basin and enclosed toilet. A stable door faces east with a cottage window facing south. The room includes a kitchenette equipped with a microwave oven, toaster, kettle, fridge and sink. Exposed stone walls and white wood ceiling, are counterpoised with ceiling downlighting and brushed metal fittings.
When we confirm your reservation, you will need to pay a deposit of the larger of four hundred rands (ZAR400) or one quarter of your cost of reservation. We accept payment by electronic funds transfer (EFT) or SWIFT payment to our cheque account at First National Bank, South Africa. The remainder of your cost for your stay can be paid at time of check-in either by credit card or EFT or SWIFT. We accept credit card payment on-site, processed by YoCo. Our bank details are shown below, in a banking confirmation letter issued by First National Bank.
Whether you are riding a cruiser, a racer or an off-road motorcycle you'll enjoy biking in the northern Cederberg. The R364 runs from the coastal town of Lambert's Bay, crosses the N7 into Clanwilliam and then meanders through the Cederberg Mountain Reserve, up and down the Pakhuis Pass heading towards Calvinia in the Northern Cape. The N7 from Cape Town to Clanwilliam is a great ride - the highway has been refurbished over the last several years, with dual carriageway as far as Malmesbury.
The wide open fields of the Swartland are awesome on a bike - a big sky ride. But it's the passes through the mountains, with sweeping curves and hairpin bends that are jewel in the Cederberg crown. The R364 is a tarred road from Lambert's Bay on the "Woes-Kus", through Graafwater, Clanwilliam and Pakhuis Pass. The road runs to gravel just north of "the Englishman's Grave", where you can head east towards Wupertal or continue north north east to Calvina, where you will climb up Botterkloof Pass to get back onto tar. Unless you're on a solid off-road bike, make a u-turn when the tar stops, and stop off at the Cederberg Bunkhouse, for a braai, a swim or an overnight stop in one of our accommodation options.There's the "glamping" option - a campsite with five star ablutions, with access to the pool-side lapa, braai and kitchenette. If camping's not your bag then stay in one of our rooms in the renovated barn.
In addition to offering bikers accommodation in the Cederberg, we have a full service workshop on premises for those technical problems - refuelling, oil change, air, welding, etc.. If you break down in our area we can assist with recovery to the workshop. All bikers are welcome - just remember the WoesKus credo - "Don't be kak - be lekker". Quote promotion code "BUNKHOUSE-BIKER" on your enquiry for a biker's discount.
For the ardent birdwatcher the Cederberg Bunkhouse is your desitination of choice for self catering accomodation in the Cederberg for your next birdwatching holiday.
Located on the foothills of the northern Cerberg, you will have the opportunity to see resident and migratory predators - Greater Kestrels, Kestrels, Rock Kestrels, Bataleurs and witkruis-arends.
Adjancent to our farmhouse is a large dam, which attracts a range of species. We have resident white face coots, herons and kingfishers. Migratory ducks, lapwings and egyptian geese breed at the dam as well as swallows and martins that nest at the farmhouse.
The farmhouse garden attracts bokmakieries, sunbirds, starlings, wagtails, larks, white backed mousebirds, robins and many other species (which we have yet to identify).
Our resident Cape Francolins will be your morning alarm clock, accompanied by the occasional ibis. You can use the pool-side lapa as a hide, or speak to Sharon to erect a gazebo alongside the dam. Quote BUNKHOUSE-BIRDER in your booking reservation for a special birdwatching discount.
Address: Pakhuis Pass R364 Clanwilliam Western Cape
Business Hours: 09:00 - 21:00
Call us on +27742111122 if you plan to arrive early or late.