The Gamtoos Valley has become a very popular tourist destination with many B&B's self-catering and camping establishments, as well as fuel-stops, banks and shops to choose from. It is also the Southern Gateway to the Baviaanskloof Wildernes Area.
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The lifestyle is informal, relaxed, barefoot, quiet. There’s a swimmingpool at the homestead. Guests enjoy the rural late nights around a fire, walking, bird watching, reading and sleeping in the wild. Zandvlakte is known for serenity at its wildest!
Come and experience the silence, peace and hospitality of the Baviaanskloof - more than you would ever expect. Damsedrif offers the traveller excellent meals and the guest houses comfortable lodging in a farm environment. Well worth a visit.
Tia Ghee tented Camp, Quagga Restrooms & Baviaanskloof Tours
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 en route to the Baviaanskloof, there lies a tranquil bush camp in thick indigenous forest offering tented accommodation - Tia Ghee. Tia Ghee is catered and fully equipped so as to make it as straightforward an experience as possible.
InniKloof is located in the secluded Honey Clough valley on the eastern side of the Baviaans Mega Reserve and the Garden Route. Our campsite is a large grass-covered area surrounded by indigenous trees. We are constantly adding to the list of activities by expanding the hiking trails and coordinating with our neighbouring establishments to offer motorcycle and mountainbike routes.
Kouga Wilderness is a family run farm and the Ferreiras has been living on “Kleinrivier” since 1815. It is a working farm with apricots, citrus, sheep and vegetables. You can enjoy nature in the scenic Kouga mountains on the border of the Baviaanskloof World Heritage site. The farm was originally split up into 3 parts, “Onderplaas”, “Kleinrivier” and “Bo-plaas”. Bo-plaas became the property of Nico and Melodie Ferreira in 1988. On this part there was an old farm house that was sadly falling apart. The idea of having a guest house started here, but was only realised in 2000 when the house was finally restored to its formed beauty. Soon after the owners had their first visitors it became a hot spot for mountain climbers, hikers and nature lovers. In 2004 the ablution facilities was built and 8 camp-sites was put up under the shades of 4 big old oak trees. In 2005 a big lapa followed where there have been many weddings since. In 2007 the owners decided to built the “River chalet” and in 2008 the “Heuningkrans chalet” followed.
Tropical Eden Villas
Patensie is the last stop before the Baviaanskloof and the first stop after it. For a stay with a touch of comfort before or after your Baviaans trip, Tropical Eden is the ideal place.
Highlands Chalets is situated in Patensie on the route into the Baviaanskloof, making it ideal for a stopover on your way in or out of the Baviaanskloof, thereby maximising your time in the kloof.
Ripple Hill Hotel
Situated in Patensie, en route to the Baviaanskloof Wilderness Area, Ripple Hill Hotel is a 3-star establishment with a rich history where travellers and locals alike come together to enjoy traditional small town hospitality accompanied by great food.
Glencoe Chalets - Self Catering Accommodation
The Glencoe Self Catering Chalets are situated in the scenic Grootrivier Poort the entrance to the Baviaanskloof Wilderness Area. It is ideally located near Patensie approximately 8 kilometres from the end of the tar road en route into the Baviaanskloof - yet easily accessible with a normal car.
Intle Game Lodge
Intle Game Lodge near Thornhill in the Eastern Cape is a luxury eco reserve 45 minutes from Port Elizabeth airport. It is located at the gateway to the Cape Garden Route, Route 62 and the Baviaans Kloof. Intle is a owner run farm and guest lodge, where we strive to deliver only the very best in quality of food, accommodation and activities.
The chalet is fully equipped for self catering and is set amongst beautiful indigenous forest at the heart of a tranquil valley or ‘kloof’. There are a lounge, two small bedrooms, one with a double bed and the other with two single beds making room for up to 7 guests.
Simbonga Game Farm
Simbonga Game Farm is located in the Eastern Cape Bush between Jeffreysbay and Port Elizabeth. Various game species such as Kudu, Blue Wildebeest, Bush Buck, Njala, Giraffe etc can be seen.
Information Office - Tolbos
Telephone : 042 283 0437
Telephone : 042 283 7912
Eastern Cape Parks - Baviaanskloof Mega Reserve Bookings
Telephone : 043 492 0881