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Nuwerust Office Hours:

  • Check-in from 14H00
  • Check-out time 10am for Chalets
  • Check-out time 11am for Camping
  • Gates close at 22H00
    *During off-season, you can arrange with management to check out later.

Office hours are strictly from:

  • Monday – Friday:  08h00 – 12h00 & 14h00 – 18h00
  • Saturdays: 08h00 – 12h00 & 16h00 – 18h00
  • Sundays: 09h00 – 12h00 & 17h00 – 18h00

Important Information:

  • No cell phone reception in Cederberg mountains
    • WIFI Hotspot facility available at a cost.
    • The signal is not very strong, if we made the WIFI free to everyone it would be too weak for anyone to use.
    • Being off-line with less screen-time might just do you some good
  • No petrol station in the Cederberg for petrol and diesel, please fill up your gas tanks before entering the Cederberg
  • Credit Card facility available, but cash is required for permits
  • Braai wood for sale
  • Fresh Ice for sale
  • Tap water drinkable.
  • Lapa with DSTV for important sport events (not for watching movies or children shows)
  • Cape Nature permits issued at Nuwerust for Stadsaal Caves OR Truitjieskraal
    • Permits to be paid in cash only
    • Bring your Wildcard with you, all Cape Nature properties are free with a Wildcard
  • Permits for Wolfberg Cracks & Arch or Maltese Cross is only issued at Dwarsrivier’s Office
  • All activities at Nuwerust are for free for the duration of your stay (chalets and camping). You do not need a permit for all our day hikes, over-night hikes, cycling and rock climbing on the farm. Permits required for non-residents at R50 per person.
  • We are close to the Wupperthal 4 x 4 road.
  • Please be aware that the Oleander trees are poisonous and do not use for braai.
  • See notice boards at the office and ablution blocks for information during your stay
  • The Farm shop stocks: Braaiwood & blitz, fresh ice, cooldrinks, mineral water, chips, chocolates, tea/coffee, sugar, oil, tinfoil, washing up liquid, toilet paper, soap and a number of other items.

Information specific for Camping:

  • Two ablution blocks with hot water, cleaned daily.
  • Toilet paper is not supplied.
  • Campsite with or without electricity
  • Braai & Fire: Each site has own braai area with braai drum, but does not include braai grid, please bring your own.
  • Communal Deep Freezer available (not a refrigerator)
  • All tent guide ropes and pegs must be on your site.

Information specific for self-catering Chalets:

  • Each chalet has it’s own braai area, with braai grid and tripod stand.
  • Washing up liquid and drying up towels is supplied
  • No TV at chalets, DSTV available at the Lapa for important sport events. 
  • We do not supply bedding or towels. Please bring your own and get a reduced price, otherwise we charge extra for bedding.

Rules at Nuwerust:

  • No dogs or pets allowed unfortunately
  • Speed limit 10km/h on the farm
    • This reduces the amount of dust, but more importantly there are children playing and running around the farm
  • No glass bottles or drinks INSIDE the swimming pool
  • No swimming after 20h00. (Due to maintenance)
  • No music at all times
  • Quiet time from 22h00. Please report any disturbances.
  • No drones allowed
  • No vehicles in the road access areas. Vehicles must be on campsite.
  • No ball games in the Lapa area.
  • Children play at own risk on farm.
  • No pellet guns allowed on the farm.
  • You will be held responsible for any damages/losses during your stay.
  • All basic conservation rules apply. Please keep all gates closed.
  • Being part of a conservation area, all garbage is recycled. Kindly assist us with this initiative by using the various garbage disposal containers as per our recycling policy.


In order to eliminate the growing garbage problem and to reduce the impact on the environment, a recycling system has been introduced on Nuwerust. All non-recyclable garbage is incinerated at the Cederberg Conservancy Incinerator.

To maximize the effectiveness of the incinerator, we kindly ask you to separate the garbage as follow:

  • Plastic crate: Glass bottles, cooldrink cans, tin cans, tinfoil
  • White Plastic Bucket: Food scraps, wet tea bags, eggshells, coffee grounds, meat or chicken bones
  • Black Refuse Bins: Wastepaper, plastic, baby nappies

Wet waste should be minimized as far as possible

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