Sevilla Rock Art Trail
Great self-guided rock-art trail and an excellent year-round destination. Read on for our tips regarding seasons, weather, and tourist crowds:
Seasons and Weather
Beautiful in spring, especially because of the wildflowers in August/September. However, rain is possible until the end of August. October is not too hot. The summer from November to March is warm and dry but hot at midday. Hiking in summer is best in the morning. Autumn from April to mid-May is still warm and pleasant for hiking. Most rainfall occurs in winter until August. However, winter can be dry and sunny too. Nights are quite chilly.
It's usually not crowded due to its remote location. However, it gets busier on weekends and especially school holidays.
The Sevilla Rock Art Trail is located on the Traveller's Rest Farm. It's an easy 5 km hike to 9 impressive San Bushmen painting sites. In spring wildflowers are along the trail. It is estimated that the paintings are between 8000 and 800 years old. The entrance fee is Rand 40, and you get a leaflet for the hike. Parking is close to the Brandewyn River and the farm. Self-catering cottages and a restaurant are available.
Tips and Links
- Essential: Get a map or guide from either the farm's farmstall or from the tourist office in Clanwilliam.
- Visitors report that sites five to seven are the most impressive
- Visit in spring (see above) for a great wildflower experience
- Website: Traveller's Rest - Cederberg