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Not For The Faint Hearted

The Baviaanskloof Nature reserve is definately not for the faint hearted. There is no cell phone reception and very few people, but therein lies the attraction, for us at least. A... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Mossel Bay, South Africa
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Mossel Bay, South Africa
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The Baviaanskloof Nature reserve is definately not for the faint hearted. There is no cell phone reception and very few people, but therein lies the attraction, for us at least. A place where you escape the modern world for a while, experience nature at its best and just be. Not for sedan vehicles though and a good 6 to 8... More 

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Johannesburg, South Africa
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30 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 March 2017

Wow, what a drive. One of my Hubby's bucket list done! I would recommend good 4x4 driving experience is required for the two passes in the kloof. A most fantastic part of our country. The picnic spot more or less in the centre is absolutely great - stopped and made breakfast there - great exterience.

Thank VeraP267
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Reviewed 4 February 2017 via mobile

Baviaanskloof is amazing, obviously a lot of baboons. Nice heritage centre, nice remote part of the world to visit. Wish I had a 4x4 to drive thru the valley/ range.

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Cape Town Central, South Africa
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29 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 December 2016

The Baviaanskloof is one of those places that you need to have on your bucket list. There is a lot of history in the Baviaans, with the dirt roads dating back to the late 1880's. The Baviaans regions stretches from the town of Willowmore in the west to the town of Patensie in the east. I would suggest that you... More 

Thank Darryl W
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115 reviews
45 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 December 2016 via mobile

A truly magnificent experience driving through Baviaanskloof in a 4 x4. Spent a night in a cosy cottage and enjoyed the beauty of the area.The mountain pass is accessible only with a 4x4. Some beautiful view areas.

Thank Sewpersads
Bunde, The Netherlands
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312 reviews
171 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 September 2016

The Baviaanskloof is located between Patensie and Willowmore in the Eastern Cape. It is a very remote part of South Africa however beautiful. You need a 4x4 vehicle and in the Baviaanskloof you are on your own (apart from baboons and game).

Thank huringa
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40 reviews
10 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 September 2016 via mobile

This place is like nothing I have experienced before. The roads are seriously only for 4x4 vehicles due to axle twisters in the mountain passes and 42 river crossovers. This makes it a faraway place where only a few can go and with no cellphone reception. The views are breathtaking. Birds are plenty. We saw some animals and had a... More 

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Madison, Wisconsin
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12 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 July 2016

What a lovely respite from the stunning arid landscape surrounding the forest. Patrick Ruiters is a very enthusiastic guide who clearly has passion for the area. He is fascinating to get to know and there is much to learn about the Sewefontein community. If you are expecting something slick in terms of a tour of the area or stay in... More 

Thank lululight
East London, South Africa
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17 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 June 2016 via mobile

The Baviaanskloof nature reserve is awe inspiring, the diverse ecosystems throughout the journey, to the many species of antelope in the area to the breathtaking views of the mountains...This place is magical and leaves a lasting impression on one! The reserve is a World Heritage Site and is known as a Mega Reserve, there is so much to see and... More 

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Oudtshoorn, South Africa
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83 reviews
34 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 April 2016

We spent two days in the Baviaans Kloof area; just to get a taste of it. We spent one night at Doringkloof and then we drove the 4x4 track to Patensie. Next time we will spend more time to explore the area and go for walks. We learnt that there are two bushcamps in the area where you can book... More 

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