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Widdringtonia cedarbergensis

The Clanwilliam Cedar is endemic to the mountains of the Cederberg, located 250 kilometres north of Cape Town. Thriving only in specific microclimates, it is one of 1000 surviving conifer species in the world, yet is facing extinction in the wild due to 20th-century logging, ongoing habitat loss, and climate change.

Through our annual tree-planting event, Bushmans Kloof has to date supported the planting of more than 800 cedar trees in wilderness areas surrounding the reserve.
This popular event includes the planting of cedar seeds that will be nurtured in the Bushmans Kloof nursery, as well as the planting of mature seedlings in the surrounding wilderness area.

Cedar Tree Planting Event at Heuningvlei

Refreshments on arrival at Heuningvlei.
The gate at the top of the Pakhuis Pass will be open from 08h30 in the morning.
Please note that only 4x4 vehicles with good ground clearance can safely navigate this road. All other vehicles should access Heuningvlei from the Wupperthal Road.

Welcome address by CapeNature. Planting of Cedar seeds by local school children, and ceremonial planting of trees in the Cedar grove.

Planting of mature seedlings in the Wilderness Area.

Lunch provided by Bushmans Kloof.

Please remember to bring along hand spades for the planting of small trees.

Bushmans Kloof Exterior With Nature
Bushmans Kloof Buck

Get your hands dirty

Cedar Tree Planting Event at Heuningvlei

Should you wish to attend the annual Cedar Tree Planting Event, kindly contact Joanne Hayes on 083 627 7249 or

Please note that numbers are limited, and only confirmed guests may attend.