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Valley of Desolation

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Murraysburg Road | Just outside of Graaff-Reinet, Graaff-Reinet 6280, South Africa
+27 49 892 3453
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Amazing views

Drove up to the car park at the top and followed the circular walking route. Amazing views and... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
susieBirmingham
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Birmingham
Breathtaking

Unbelievably beautiful place. Didn't visit the safari park as we had just had 10 days in the... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Marion C
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Lugano, Switzerland
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  • Excellent77%
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  • Average2%
  • Poor1%
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“rock formations” (29 reviews)
“short walk” (21 reviews)
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Murraysburg Road | Just outside of Graaff-Reinet, Graaff-Reinet 6280, South Africa
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Reviewed 3 days ago

Drove up to the car park at the top and followed the circular walking route. Amazing views and plenty of small wildlife to see if you are quiet. Loos available in the car park, very clean as always

Thank susieBirmingham
Reviewed 1 week ago

Unbelievably beautiful place. Didn't visit the safari park as we had just had 10 days in the Lowveld, but the scenery and the wildness of the place is incredible.

Thank Marion C
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The Valley of Desolation was the highlight of our trip. This is a must see for anyone passing through town. The views are magnificent and unforgettable. The facility is well maintained and provides awesome photo opportunities😁

Thank Yolandi M
Reviewed 1 week ago

We drove up the valley several hours before sunset. You have several opportunities on the way up to stop, but we headed for the top car park, and then walked the 'lizard' trail, which takes you on a circular walk of about an hour or...More

Thank Karen W
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Do a sunset trip. Wonderful. Amazing. It is a bit hard to climb but worthwhile. The rocks are fascinating. On the road you can see wikdlife

Thank Lieveke49
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

the climb to the top of the valley is worth the effort because the view is amazing. Unfortunately the SA flag - formed with flowers - is not done yet. And the game viewing park even offered a big variety of animals - great experience.

Thank AnneNuemos
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The place to come for sundowners. Expect a few other with the same plans. Easy drive up, or go on a organized tour. Truly stunning sunsets.

1  Thank Philiph S
Reviewed 7 November 2017 via mobile

Spectacular scenery. Easy hike with enough rest stops. Best to visit early morning or late afternoon. Take water!

Thank Helen L
Reviewed 5 November 2017 via mobile

A nice walk for a great sunset and wonderful lights on the rocks! Easy drive to the top and ticket combined with the game drive around the dam.

Thank Claude S
Reviewed 26 October 2017 via mobile

Feel like a tiny speck of humanity against this sheer backdrop of rocks and mountain. Beautiful viewing of the town below. A place to contemplate and take some great photos

Thank 365giannad
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Ezzaat
28 December 2016|
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Response from BarbiCow | Reviewed this property |
Yes - no problem with a sedan. Infrastructure is excellent
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sarsmuts
10 October 2015|
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Response from Cindy T | Reviewed this property |
Just walking and enjoying the fresh air.
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steamtrainfan
9 March 2015|
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Response from Cindy T | Reviewed this property |
Late afternoon 4-6pm. The animals come out. It's cooler, and the atmosphere changes. Take some wine and cheese and font rush.
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