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Cederberg Wines

Sunrise is a magical time on the farm during the harvest.

The vineyards come to life with the sound of chatter and movement as the picking team move in, colour starts to flood the farm and the crisp freshness of a new day is tangible.

The plan for today is picking and pressing while juggling cellar space but, as with anything during harvest time, there may be a few entertaining surprises.

This week on The Insider SA, we explore the Cederberg with Voetspore Director and Presenter, Johan Badenhorst and his son Streicher. 
Watch The Insider SA, Tuesday evenings at 7:30PM and repeated on Saturdays at 8PM on SABC3.

Augsburg Landbougimnasium

Einde 2020 het ons besluit om ons webtuiste oor te doen om dit meer insiggewend en gebruiklik te maak.
Daar is goed beplan en hard gewerk om ons nuwe, spoggerige webtuiste 'n sukses te maak. Nou kan jy gaan kyk presies watter landboukursusse ons aanbied, wie is op die leerderraad, watter vakkeuses daar in die hoërskool is en nog vele meer. Volg die onderste skakel om dit alles te sien:


Uittreksel uit die Sakekamer voorsitter verslag:

Skakeling tussen die Sakekamer en Cederberg Munisipale Raad Cederberg Munisipaliteit word tans deur ‘n ANC Raad bestuur en skakeling met die Munisipaliteit het groot uitdagings.
Hieronder ‘n paar van die grootste uitdagings:
5.1 Wyksvergaderings
As gevolg van die inperkings kon slegs twee wyksvergaderings gehou word. Ons hoop dat dit spoedig hervat sal kan word. 5.2 Die grootste uitdagings vir die dorp Clanwilliam:
  • Grootmaat Elektrisiteit. Behalwe die uitdagings wat “loadshedding” aan besighede bied, ondervind Clanwilliam dikwels elektrisiteits onderbrekings wat ‘n baie negatiewe invloed op die werksaamhede van besighede het. Dit is dringend noodsaaklik dat die nuwe substasie, wat al jare lank beplan word, gebou moet word. Clanwilliam het baie uitgebrei en daar is eenvoudig nie genoeg elektrisiteit om aan die toenemende aanvraag te voldoen nie.
  • Kwaliteit van die water: aangesien die nuwe rioolwerke van Citrusdal nog nie voltooi is nie, loop rou riool nog steeds vandaar in die Clanwilliam Dam in. Clanwilliam kry sy drinkwater uit die dam en as gevolg van die afwesigheid van ‘n watersuiweringsaanleg en die suksesvolle suiwering van water, is die kwaliteit van water, veral wanneer die watervlak in die dam baie gesak het gedurende die somer, baie swak. Die water opgaardam aan die bopunt van die Veldblommetuin moet dringend aandag kry – die asbesplate waarmee dit bedek word is gebreek en die dam is nie omhein nie.
  • Die rioolstelsel van Clanwilliam is oorbenut.
  • Stortingsterrein het sy kapasiteit ‘n paar jaar gelede al oorskry;
  • Hervestiging van Khayelitsia se inwoners.
  • Algehele netheid en storting van vullis langs Ou Kaapseweg.
  • Tekort aan behuising, asook ‘n tekort aan woonerwe en besigheidspersele.
  • Die organisering van Taxi-verenigings.
  • Die toestand van die Clanwilliam Damoord – dis werklik op die oomblik ‘n verleentheid vir die dorp
  • Kommunikasie – skrywes word steeds nie beantwoord nie. Bogenoemde is ‘n paar van die uitdagings. Kom ons hoop dat sommige daarvan gedurende 2021 opgelos sal word, aangesien dieselfde probleme jaar na jaar aangespreek word en geen vordering word gemaak met die oplossing daarvan nie.

Cederberg ClickClick

The Disa Pool Hike from Kromrivier must certainly count as one of the most pleasant hikes in the Cederberg. Get your permit for R50 at the office and drive to the parking area about 3.5km from the office - you could also walk from there if you feel energetic! We decided we wanted to hike to Disa Pool to see the lovely disas which are in full bloom on this trail from December to February. From the parking area hikers simply follow the path and the distance to the pool is just under 5km. The waterfall is awesome and the pool is a delight, if not somewhat cold, for those keen to take a dip! You should all take a dip! We spotted a red disa towards the left of the pool, but on our way back at another pool we spotted quite a few more. I would say this is a Level 1 hike, child-friendly with mild exposure to heights here and there. No need to carry a lot of water as you will cross various streams.
#hike #disas #ilovehiking #cederberg #reddisas #redflower #waterfall #pool #cederberghiking #cederbergrocks #picnicspot
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Goodbye, St du Barry's

Saint du Barry's was established in 1996. Wally and Joan came from Vanderbijlpark and after they “ran out of nice” up North, they bought the guesthouse during the June holiday, taking over in December 2000. They were shocked to find no air-cons in any of the rooms, in the hottest place in the world at that! They thenhad to take out yet another loan to install the nine air-cons.
Over the years, so many guests came back and became friends. They believe it must have been the personal touch they had to offer. Even though they had the best January to March season ever, they were, like most of us, devastated when lockdown was announced in March 2020. Not only did they lose their income, but they were not able to see their overseas family - it was a bitter pill to swallow.
The first four months was a time of panic and worrying. They took the next four months to plan the next step, and the last 4 months to execute. The guesthouse was sold and they started the cleaning, selling and packing process. If everything goes according to plan they will be leaving for Scotland soon.
What will they miss? Nature, different seasons in their garden, but also the fresh products, like citrus, mango, fruit and veggies from local farms. Flower season was always extra special living this close to all the beautiful fields. Definitely, the fact that everything is five minutes away, you could walk if it was not too hot a summer's day, no queues, no waiting, to be able to speak to someone and greet each other in town, having a relationship with local people. After 20 years in the industry, they will also miss all the chats to guests. Joan had a unique way of getting guests excited about the 'What to do' in Clanwilliam and sometimes they even stayed longer than planned.
Apparently, the weather in Scotland is terrible. Perhaps they will miss our lovely hottest-summer-in-the-world days? We hope that you guys will take a little bit of Clanwilliam with you, but go and enjoy your family!
Somehow this song pops in my head: So long, Marianne, it’s time that we began to laugh and cry and laugh about it all again...
Happy tears, you will be missed!
Story: Cederberg ClickClick
Having been involved in the tourism industry for 20 years, I’ve asked Wally for any ideas on how the tourism industry in Clanwilliam and the Cederberg region should go forward.
'You should look at tourism differently. Guesthouses lose their appeal and middle-aged people will travel less, especially with health insurance becoming very expensive for anyone over 60. Rather focus on the next generation and put yourself out there.  People want to experience more. Open spaces, nature, mountains, dams. Make sure you can cater for the First World. Supply good wifi (Fiber), medical care and create a good vibe with the different seasons. Clanwilliam and the region still have enough heart, just activate the energy. People want to get out of the cities into the countryside.'

AHI Wes-Kaap

The National Minimum Wage (NMW) for each ordinary hour worked has been increased from R20,76 to R21,69 for the year 2021 with effect from 01 March 2021.
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Clanwilliam Dam

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Derik Nieuwoudt is at Cederberg Wilderness Area
Duiwelsgat hike. One of the most scenic day hikes in
South Africa!

Cederberg Ridge

Velskoendraai Padstal

Dagboek | Diary 

Skenk bloed in Clanwilliam.
Datum: 11 Maart 2021
Tyd: 10:30 - 14:00
Adres: NG Kerksaal, Voortrekkerstraat 12, Clanwilliam 
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