Baviaanskloof Nature Reserve

Description: 

A distinct ecological community

A UNESCO World Heritage Site as well as a Cape
Floristic Region protected area, Baviaanskloof (Valley
of the Baboons) is a magnificent mountain kingdom
spanning 2 040km, boasting seven of South Africa’s
nine biomes - fynbos, forest, grassland, succulent
Karoo, Nama-Karoo, subtropical thicket and savannah.
At the eastern entrance to the reserve is the
World Heritage Site Interpretive Centre with
dedicated displays that showcase the reserve.
Guides are on hand to show visitors around the
centre and explain all about the rich biodiversity,
cultural heritage and natural wonders that make
Baviaanskloof one of the most spectacular regions
in the country
In addition to the scenic splendour of the region,
Baviaanskloof is fast gaining recognition as one
of South Africa’s premier adventure destinations.
Traversing this reserve by 4x4 or on mountain
bike (permission and support vehicle required), up
rugged mountain passes, through rivers and across
the plateau, is an unforgettable true wilderness
experience.
DAY VISITOR FACILITIES
▪ Komdomo picnic area and bird trail
▪ World Heritage Interpretive Centre
and picnic area
▪ Poortjies waterfall walk
▪ Combrink Pass lookout point
▪ Grasnek lookout point
▪ Smitskraal picnic area
▪ Bergplaas Plateau lookout
▪ Guided tour of San rock-art and
caves
ACCOMMODATION
Baviaanskloof offers visitors the chance to
embrace true wilderness, with campsites
on the banks of the Groot River (Komdomo
campsite) and in the Kouga Dam region
(Doodsklip and Rooihoek campsites) - in
close proximity to awesome deep river pools,
ideal for swimming. Bergplaas Trail Hut is
a rustic, self-catering hut with breathtaking
views and is used as a basecamp for hikers.
The magnificent Geelhoutbos Lodge offers
comfortable accommodation in the most
spectacular natural environment.
KOMDOMO CAMPSITE: 27 sites with
electricity, ablutions & hot water (Groot River)
DOODSKLIP CAMPSITE: 5 sites
ROOIHOEK CAMPSITE: 6 sites (Kouga Dam
region)
BERGPLAAS TRAIL HUT: 2 bedrooms with bunk
beds, 1 bathroom - sleeps 12
GEELHOUTBOS LODGE: 4 bedrooms,
1 bathroom & en-suite shower - sleeps 10
Bring your own firewood & drinking water
(Please note: a special combination code is
required for Doodsklip, Rooihoek and Bergplaas.)

Rates: 

Rates (Applicable April 2019 - March 2020):

Bergplaas Hikers Hut (12 persons maximum): 1-4 person R316.00/night, R86.00/additional/night (off peak)
R113.00/additional/night (peak)
Doodsklip Camp Site (6 persons maximum per site x 5 sites): R384.00/site/night (off peak)
R406.00/site/night (peak)
Geelhoutbos Lodge ( sold per bedroom at 3 persons per room x 4 rooms): R339.00/room/night (off peak)
R395.00/room/night (peak)
Komdomo Camp Site (6 persons maximum per site x 27 sites): R427.00/site/night (off peak)
R448.00/site/night (peak)
Rooihoek Camp Site (6 persons maximum per site x 6 sites): R384.00/site/night (off peak)
R406.00/site/night (peak)

Conservation Fees(kindly note: conservation fees are applicable to both day and overnight visitors):
R46.00/adult/day
R24.00/child/day

Activities: 
Game Viewing
Mountain Biking
Mountain Hiking
4X4 Trails
Bird Viewing
Scenic Drives
Wildlife: 
Cape Buffalo
Bush pig
Bushbuck
Cape Leopard
Directions: 

Access from the east: Travel from the
N2 to Patensie along the R331 and from
Patensie to Komdomo on the R332 (27km).
Access from the west: Take N9 from
George to Willowmore and from
Willowmore to Coleske gate on the
R332 (100km gravel).x`x`x`

Location: 
Baviaanskloof Nature Reserve
Willowmore
Willowmore  Eastern Cape
South Africa
Road Conditions: 
Strictly 4x4 only (please call reserve directly to check water levels of crossings)
Map: 

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