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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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Camdeboo several parts

Be aware that np camdeboo has 3 parts and the valley of desolation is one of it. It was a bit of a... read more

Reviewed today
Margonda
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Pretoria, South Africa
via mobile
What a View

This is an absolute must. Anyone staying over or even passing Graaff-Reinet, do yourself a favour... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
John R
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East London, South Africa
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“rock formations” (30 reviews)
“short walk” (22 reviews)
LOCATION
Murraysburg Road | Just outside of Graaff-Reinet, Graaff-Reinet 6280, South Africa
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+27 49 892 3453
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"spectacular views"
in 31 reviews
"rock formations"
in 30 reviews
"short walk"
in 22 reviews
"car park"
in 16 reviews
"camdeboo national park"
in 33 reviews
"late afternoon"
in 19 reviews
"parking area"
in 11 reviews
"lookout point"
in 8 reviews
"awe inspiring"
in 13 reviews
"game viewing"
in 8 reviews
"the reserve"
in 10 reviews
"watch the sunset"
in 7 reviews
"nature lovers"
in 7 reviews
"tar road"
in 7 reviews
"easy drive"
in 7 reviews
"bird life"
in 6 reviews
"bucket list"
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Reviewed today via mobile

Be aware that np camdeboo has 3 parts and the valley of desolation is one of it. It was a bit of a windy day but we had very nices views. You can do a nice hike of an hour. Be aware that graaf-reinett in...More

Thank Margonda
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Reviewed 5 days ago

This is an absolute must. Anyone staying over or even passing Graaff-Reinet, do yourself a favour and visit this fantastic site. It is a viewing experience and is no more than 17 kilometers from the centre of Graaff-Reinet. There are two main viewing areas and...More

Thank John R
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This has to be one of the most magical spots in South Africa. Not even 3km outside of Graaff-Reinet town is the entrance to the Camdeboo National Park. It’s R70,00 for a vehicle to enter. From the gate it takes about 20mins up the hill...More

Thank Jacques B
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Graaff-Reinet is a safe and pleasant town to visit. The game park nearby is a good tourist attraction and the Valley of Desolation a magnificent place to see the sun set - but if you want to go any other time, I am sure it...More

Thank Anja v
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We were blown away quite literally and figuratively. Apparently wind is a given, varying only in temperature and strength. Bare this in mind when you plan your visit and make sure you take warm clothing especially in the cooler months and later in the day....More

Thank Kerryscholfield
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The drive and views was amazing. Nice to see real effort going in to keep this attraction accessible and neat.

Thank ClemD2014
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A must visit when in Graaff-Reinet. Go early morning or late afternoon towards the sunset. If you are lucky enough to get there when there are not too many people around, the silence is deafening! The scenery is spectacular.

Thank pillboy
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The wonderful views at the top are really worth the drive up the mountain to see the Valley of Desolation. The parking area is a bit of a walk away from the various view points, but it's easy to do. The circular route at the...More

Thank Acorns_Rest
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is an absolute MUST if you are in Graaffreinet.We ran up the stairs to be in time for sunset and what a wonderful sight!!

Thank Jakobus U
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

You can just stand in amazement and look at this wonderful creation and try to imaged how it looked years ago. Mind blowing beautiful.

Thank estelledb2018
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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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