Matroosberg Private Nature Reserve

Mission Statement God created this beautiful mountain and we must conserve it. But to keep it under lock and key would be pointless.

The reserve covers more than 1000 Ha of mountain area and reaches the Matroosberg Peak which at the altitude of 2249m is the highest in the Boland. (About 250m higher than Sneeuberg in the Cedarberg.) During the winter months Matroosberg is often covered with snow. After a good snowfall the Southern slopes remain snow-clad for quite some time and you can drive to the snow. This area is also well known for its private ski-slope. From the mountain road (access only by 4x4) a beautiful panoramic view over the Warm Bokkeveld Ceres Droë Hoek Koue Bokkeveld and the Ceres Karoo can be enjoyed. 

From Matroosberg Peak you have a wonderful view of the mountains of the Western Cape. Many other mountain peaks can be identified such as the Witzenberg Cedarberg and Du Toitskloof mountains. The Groothoekkloof with its dazzling height and rock cliffs also presents you with a breathtaking view. WHAT TO BRING Binoculars Extra warm clothing Hat Camera Field guide book (fauna & flora) During snow time: Sunglasses & Sunblock Dry clothes & shoes Wellingtons (gumboots) & gloves