Citrusdal is situated north of Cape Town along the N7. The lively rural village of Citrusdal lies amidst green citrus orchards and fields of rooibos, buchu and wild flowers only two hours’ drive from Cape Town at the gateway to the Cederberg. Surrounded by its numerous orchards of citrus fruits, it is the ideal base from where to plan an adventurous trip for a tired city soul to be recharged.
Citrusdal is surrounded by gorgeous scenery and lies nestled between the Koue Bokkeveld and Swartberg Mountains. Flowing through this fertile valley is the lifeblood of the farming community, the Olifants River. The superior citrus products and Golden Valley wines, made from grapes grown in the valley and on surrounding farms, has contributed to make Citrusdal world renowned.
The Cederberg, famous for its remarkable sandstone and shale rock formations deposited some 500 million years ago, is a vast region stretching from the Pakhuis Pass in the north to Grootrivier in the south. This rugged and mountainous terrain was originally the home of the San and Khoi peoples, who left behind them a legacy of rock art.
Hiking, mountain biking, horse-back riding, bird watching and 4X4-trails are but a few of the activities that Citrusdal offers the outdoor enthusiast. Indigenous fynbos and other plant life can also be admired in Citrusdal and surrounding areas.
And if you get a moment, try to visit the oldest orange tree in the country - over 250 years’ old and a national monument - which stands on the Hexrivier farm in the valley of Citrusdal.