The valley of the Gamtoos River in South Africa's malaria-free Eastern Cape is the western gateway to the Baviaanskloof Wilderness Area. Less than one hour's drive from Port Elizabeth and even less from Jeffrey's Bay, a short way from the village of Patensie, there lies a tranquil bush camp in thick . . . . . .
Petrus and Helene will be happy to show visitors who are interested around on the 230ha farm and introduce you to what goes on. Visitors can see and/or participate in the farm's business, such as orange picking, potato and tobacco sorting and so forth. Ninety hectares are under irrigation, half bein . . . . . .
Baviaans Lodge is the unique gateway to the Baviaanskloof. With its own 4x4 trail that takes you into the heart of the Baviaanskloof Wilderness Region, visit Baviaans Lodge and discover outstanding Baviaans Accommodation to suit your needs.
We offer both Superb Guest Lodge Accommodation . . . . . .
Nestling at the foot of the mountains nearby Patensie, Gamtoos Valley, lies the rustic farm of Eagles Rest. Self catering bungalows are hidden in the most surprising corners of this beautiful breakaway.
Campsite on the riverbank near the Baviaanskloof area
Ten camp sites await where the Gamtoos River deepens to 11 meters in the ancient embrace of an Enon Conglomerate cliff. Stay over at Geelkrans Campsite while exploring the Baviaans Wilderness area, only 28 km down the road. An Ideal setting for birdwatchers, stargazers, photographers, nature-lovers . . . . . .
Situated on the banks of the Groot River, Komdomo is the gateway into Baviaanskloof. Being a higher impact area, Komdomo caters for both caravans and tents, and offers 17 sites. Hot showers, flush toilets and washing facilities are available, making camping life more luxurious.
Watered by the cascading Witrivier and adjoining crystal clear mountain streams, clad in its mystical Knysna Forest remnants, form part of the conservation area commonly known as "Poortjies". This unspoiled natural campsite is idealy situated in order to explore the Greater Wilderness Area. All camp . . . . . .
Why not base yourself here at our shady bush campsites whilst exploring the Baviaanskloof and our 4x4 trails in your own time?
The campsites are well away from the working areas of the farm and each site is provided a with a braai place, water, light and a 220v power point.
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Right in the heart of the rugged and spectacularly beautiful Baviaanskloof
Camp at Bakkrans right in the heart of the rugged and spectacularly beautiful Baviaanskloof.
The campsite is located beneath a dramatic cliff overhang (don't bother bringing a tent - sleep in the open) in a gorge close to the road and with easy access from parking. Bakkrans is a unique base for h . . . . . .