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Baviaanskloof

#34 of 233 things to do in Eastern Cape Features Animals
South Africa
+27 43 701 9600
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4x4 trip across three rugged mountain passes

Booked two nights, one each at Bergplaas Hut and Geelhoutbos lodge booked through Eastern Cape... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
Abdool M
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Johannesburg
Back to nature

We spent a day driving through the Baviaanskloof, and a stay over on the Westerns side on one of... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Shaun S
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South Africa
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Reviewed 5 days ago

Booked two nights, one each at Bergplaas Hut and Geelhoutbos lodge booked through Eastern Cape Tourism. Booking was easy. The hut had 12 bunk beds and you need to carry own bedding. The solar heating and lighting was not working and one LED torch light...More

Thank Abdool M
Reviewed 1 week ago

We spent a day driving through the Baviaanskloof, and a stay over on the Westerns side on one of the farms. The weather was good, and rivers low, so lucky no 4x4 needed, but definitely not for a car. One needs a high clearance vehicle...More

Thank Shaun S
Reviewed 9 April 2017 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...More

Thank StellaJ09
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...More

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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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...More

Thank Darryl W
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
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
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...More

Thank Ccffll
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...More

Thank lululight
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CreateArtSA
Hi there Your holiday looks amazing! The pic of your accommodation looks really nice - could you tell me the name of the place you stayed at or was that incl in the walking tour? Many thanks Michele
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Wanda N
Hi everyone, We are staying at Glencoe Cottages in December for a few days and would like your advice please. We are driving in a "normal" car but we're told that the roads have a few potholes and might cause damage to our car. The owner mentioned normal cars drive this road frequently. I drive a standard Opel Corsa Enjoy.... What do you think? Thanks so much Wanda
1 December 2015|
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When would bethe best time of year to visit
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