The Clanwilliam Hotel is a homely stopover while you explore the magical Oliphants River Valley of the Cedarberg region.

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As you cruise the N7 highway out of Cape Town north, over two hours, you’ll pass through the towns of Malmesbury, Moorreesburg, Piketberg and Citrusdal before turning off into Clanwilliam. In the Main Street, you will find the Clanwilliam Hotel, a spot that welcomes visitors with genuine country hospitality.

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The hotel embodies old school charm and boasts 42 comfortable, refurbished and air-conditioned rooms with en-suite bathrooms, a glorious swimming pool to help you beat the heat, and secure parking for complete peace of mind. It’s an ideal spot for a conference and they can host up to 50 comfortably. The hotel’s spacious Leipoldt restaurant and bar specialise in delicious homestyle country food also known as boerekos.

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The Clanwilliam Hotel is a short drive from the majestic Clanwilliam Dam. Watersport fans will enjoy taking advantage of the 18 km expanse of the dam for waterskiing, wakeboarding, parasailing and fishing. Read our blog post for more details on the Clanwilliam Dam. Adrenaline junkies can let loose in the nearby Cederberg Mountains’ scenic 4×4, quad bike and mountain bike trails.

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Clanwilliam was founded in the early eighteenth century, making it one of the oldest towns in South Africa. Some attractions and activities highlight the heritage and rich settler history of the town. You could take a tour to view the rock art left by the San people or visit the original leather veldskoene factory.

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The nearby Ramskop Nature Reserve is home to more than 200 species of indigenous wildflowers. Spring may be a long way away, but make a note that Clanwilliam is an ideal spot for viewing the colourful wildflowers when they are in full bloom in August and September.

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Clanwilliam is also well known for cultivating Rooibos tea and you can take a tour to learn all about it. Visit the Rooibos Tea House to experience tea tastings and stock up on unique Rooibos products.

The Clanwilliam Hotel provides comfortable accommodation and excellent value for money and is the perfect spot to rest and rejuvenate between exploring Clanwilliam’s attractions.

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When Year round. Restaurant open from 7 am until late
Where 22 Main Street, Clanwilliam, Western Cape (Directions)
Cost R650 – R1150 (Rates)
Contact +27 27 482 2888, book@clanwilliamhotel.co.za, www.clanwilliamhotel.co.za

Photography courtesy Clanwilliam Hotel and Clanwilliam Tourism

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