Gamtoos Tourism

Gamtoos Tourism

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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  • 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.
  • Highlands Chalets
    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.
  • Kudu Kaya Chalets
    We are in Cambria, 45 km from Patensie, on the road to Willowmore, at the entry to the Baviaanskloof Wilderness Area. The chalets are both located on the working citrus farm "Ysrivier", owned by Petrus and Helene van der Watt. Enjoy our hospitality in a safe environment. Day trips into the adjacent Baviaanskloof Nature Conservation Area to view wild animals and the magnificent scenery can be arranged.
  • Quagga Guest Rooms
    Quagga Guest Rooms offers ideal accommodation when visiting the Gamtoos Valley on business. The guest Rooms are situated on a farm, 7km from the town of Patensie.
  • HeronCliff Guest House
    Heroncliff Self Catering Chalet is a fully equipped self catering house in Patensie area on the road to the Baviaans Mega Nature Reserve . The house sleeps seven guests comfortably. It has three bedrooms with two bathrooms, a kitchen with a dining area and lounge with a stoep which has a a fully equipped braai area.
  • Zandvlakte Baviaanskloof
    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!
  • 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.
  • High View Guest House
    High View Guest House is situated in Patensie, only 50 minutes from Port Elizabeth and 30 minutes from Jeffrey's Bay. High View B&B is an ideal stopover for travellers to and from the Baviaanskloof Wilderness Area as well as for businessmen / women working in the area.
  • Geelkrans
    Fourteen 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 and casual fishermen.
  • Ragels Rivier Guest Farm
    Ragels Rivier is an unspoilt, private guest farm that is situated next to the familiar Nooitgedacht farm, just outside the small town of Kareedouw (pass of Karee trees). Perfect for a relaxing weekend getaway or a weekend full of adventure, Ragelsrivier Guest Farm provides an authentic and rustic experience for young and old!
  • Loerie Ruskamp Campsite
    Loerie Ruskamp has a three star grading and is situated just outside the town of Loerie, en route to Baviaans Kloof via Hankey and Patensie. Self catering accommodation, totalling 74 beds, are provided in various chaletts, rondawels and hostel. A small hall is available for small conferences and parties. The stone bar, with bar license, avialable for music events. This is the ideal venue for large group functions or a number of small groups. Most of the accommodation units are away from each other, making it more private and venues quite different from other venues.
  • Damsedrif
    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.


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