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Baviaanskloof Wilderness Area

Eastern Cape

The Baviaanskloof Wilderness Area lies inland between Knysna and Port Elizabeth. The R332 route, linking up with the R334 route, run through the Baviaanskloof Wilderness Area from Willowmore to the Gamtoos Valley, in which the following towns are located: Patensie, Hankey, Loerie .

Baviaanskloof is a World Heritage nature conservation of 270'000 hectares and lies between the Baviaanskloof and Kouga mountains. It is the third largest conservation area in South Africa.

Baviaanskloof contains a diversity of habitats, ranging from forests with Yellowwood trees, fynbos proteas, to Karoo shrubs, with 17 protea species.

Large animals that can be seen in the Baviaanskloof are: Cape Buffalo, Mountain Zebra, Cape Leopard and of course baboons.

There are 310 bird species for brid watchers to see.

In the waters there are 15 fresh water fish species.

San rock paintings can be seen in the area.

Kouga Mummy: Moses

In 1999 a mummy was found by an archaeologist of Grahamstown's Albany Museum, Johan Binneman, on a farm owned by Fanie Gerber in the Baviaanskloof Mountains. The mummy was named Moses and was dated as 2000 years old. The mummy is male, most likely an ancestor of Khoisan people on the basis of the burial method. Its stomach contents indicate that his last meal consisted of wax berry and honeybush. This is the only mummy to have been found in the south of Africa.

Destination Direction Route Distance
Baviaanskloof Mountains north  
Kouga Mountains south  
Willowmore northwest  
     
  Type of accommodation Tariffs  
Baviaanskloof Lodge

Baviaanskloof


Game Lodge
Low season - single:
 R 150-299

Rate per unit
Email
Host:
 No info
Phone number:
  042- 283- 0610

Fax number:
  042- 283- 0610

 Cell number:
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Bruintjieskraal
       
   
       
Cambria
Baviaanskloof

Bed-n-Breakfast
Camping
Guest Farm
Self-catering
 R100 - 150
Rate per person
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Host:
Magrieta Smith

1 1/2 hours' drive from Port Elizabeth on Baviaanskloof route in the tranquil - picturesque village of Cambria - adjacent to Wilderness area.
Phone number:
  042- 283- 0979

Fax number:
  042- 283- 0979

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Glencoe
       
   
       
Zandvlakte Farm

Baviaanskloof

Guest Farm
Low season - single:
 R 100-149

Rate per person
Email
Host:
  Pieter & Magriet Kruger
Phone number:
 
049-839-1002
Fax number:
 
No info
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