Music, camping and the serene views of the Cederberg – is there a better way to spend your Valentine’s Day weekend? CapeNature’s Camp-Out with Jimmy Nevis promises to be an intimate affair with super chill South African tunes. By Gaynor Siljeur

The tranquil Cederberg Wilderness Area. Picture by Scott Ramsay

The Cederberg is known for its beautiful landscapes and iconic rock formations. What happens when you add a tent and musical entertainment? A weekend you’ll never forget!

Talented South African singer Jimmy Nevis has teamed up with CapeNature to use music to spread the conservation message. During the weekend of 15-17 February 2019, you can camp at Algeria in the Cederberg Wilderness Area and listen to great acoustic performances by Jimmy Nevis and other talented local musicians.

“I did not realise my passion for conservation until a few years back. It was through hiking that I originally discovered my love for nature. I think that conservation is something we should all strive to do naturally,” Jimmy told CapeNature about his love for nature.

The perfect setting

Located about 200km from Cape Town, Algeria campsite is beautifully situated at the feet of the Middelberg and next to the burbling waters of the Rondegat River The burnt orange colour of the Cederberg mountains and the rugged sandstone rock formations make this area truly breathtaking. The Cederberg is a World Heritage Site and is covered in mountain fynbos. In February you might just be lucky enough to see the the red disa.

Cool down in the rock pools during the Cederberg’s hot, dry summers. Picture by Alessandro Bonora

 

Along with spectacular mountain views, Algeria’s 48 camping spots have access to a crystal clear river pool – perfect to cool down during the Cederberg’s hot, dry summers. Ablution facilities are close by and there is even a play area to entertain your children. It is an ideal spot to braai, go for a dip and relax, all while being entertained by some of South Africa’s best talent.

Looking for some adventure?

On Saturday there will be a guided hike so Camp-Out guests can examine some of the area’s San and Khoi rock art.

Good to know

The standard group weekend pass for 6 people is available at Quicket for R4200.

The standard group weekend pass includes:

– a stand to pitch a tent for up to 6 people for two nights
– live music entertainment
– daily conservation fees
– ablution facilities
– braai spots
– walking and hiking trails
– swimming in the river

Picture from CapeNature