Named after the Cedarberg and is the gateway to three mountain passes with border posts into Lesotho, This little village is positioned on the R56 between Matatiele and Kokstad. Visitors can either travel to the breathtaking 185m high Katse Dam or see the 192 m Maletsunyane Waterfall which is Southern Africa's highest waterfall.

There are various 4x4 routes on offer providing visitors the perfect opportunity to take in the magnificent mountain scenery. The nearby Mountain Lake Nature Reserve is a national heritage site consisting of rolling grasslands and pristine wetlands, ideal for bird watching. The area boasts an impressive total of 333 recorded species which includes the rare Rudd's lark, the White winged Flufftail and the country's largest flock of juvenile wattled cranes. During the wetter seasons, the 30 ha lake offers excellent trout fishing.


Mount Currie Nature Reserve is also a favourite destination for birding and is home to bearded vultures.

How to get there

Follow the R56 from Middelburg all the way through to Matatiele; your next stop will be Cedarville (Odometer 532km).
Follow the R56 from Pietermaritzburg all the way through to Kokstad and then on to Cedarville. (Odometer 278km).

Getting Around

Self-drive is best especially for one to see and reach all surroundings and activities of Matatiele.

Where to Stay

Cedarberg Guest Farm or stay at in the neighbouring towns.

Where to Eat

Kokstad and Matatiele are close by otherwise there is the local café for refreshments.


Eastern Cape: Middelburg Karoo, Cradock, Schoombee, Hofmeyr, Venterstad, Steynsburg, Burgersdorp, Molteno, Aliwal North, Queenstown, Lady Grey, Dordrecht, Indwe, Elliot, Barkly East, Rhodes, Ugie, Maclear, Mount Fletcher, Matatiele, Cedarville.
KwaZulu-Natal: Swartberg, Kokstad, Harding, Umzimkulu, Ixopo, Bulwer, Richmond, Baynesfield, Camperdown, Pietermaritzburg.