CLANWILLIAM | SOUTH AFRICA 

A SECLUDED OASIS

On the rooibos and buchu farm, Lambertshoek, at the foot of Engelsman se Berge (Englishman’s Mountains), you will find Boegoeberg.

This great escape is perhaps best known for its 4×4 trail, that attained Top Ten status in Drive Out magazine’s iconic guide many years ago. Drive, ride or hike to the summit, and you can see Graafwater, Elands Bay, Lambert’s Bay, and Clanwilliam, on a clear day.

The camping area, with its well thought-out lapa, ablution blocks, abundance of shade, power points at each site, and a huge swimming pool, are some of the reasons why Boegoeberg is loved by families, couples, and single explorers. Boegoeberg also offers rooms, cottages, and rough, secluded accommodation on the mountain.

Lambertshoek is renowned for its rooibos tea and buchu, the latter which grows in the mountains. To reach the buchu, multiple mountain tracks were formed over many decades, and this is how the 4×4 trail originated.

 

"Funtastic weekend away in a piece of birdie heaven where Protea Canaries are abundant... and you can walk for miles. Forty-eight species seen this weekend."

Karen Powell WESTERN CAPE

    COME VISIT US

    From Cape Town, take the N7 north. Turn left at the Paleisheuwel signpost (about 10 km before Clanwilliam). Drive for 12 km and turn right at the Graafwater signpost. After 7 km, turn left at Boegoeberg 4×4. The farm is 3 km down the road.

    From Lambert’s Bay, pass through Graafwater on the R364. Leaving Graafwater, you will cross a railway bridge. From the foot of the bridge, drive 1.3 km and turn right at the Jakkelsvlei gravel road (32°09’19″S, 18°37’30″E). If youre travelling from Clanwilliam, this will be 1.3 km before Graafwater. Continue on this gravel road for 18.5 km and turn right at the blue sign on the right that reads “Nokkie se Hokkie” (32°15’59″S, 18°45’46″E). Follow the road all the way to the campsite (32°17’14″S, 18°45’15″E).

    You can also use Google Maps. Open the app and search for Boegoeberg 4×4.