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.

Arresting time :

nowhere to go

no one to see

only me

as relaxed

as can be,

watching birds fly

as time passes by ...

Enjoy ...

...tiled ablutions with warm showers & flush toilets.

...rain tanks with pure drinking water.

...cell phone reception. electricity


There is braai wood available at the office.


We do not allow:

* day visitors

* pets

* damaging of the environment in any way

* audible broadcasting/fireworks/firearms.

* the use of Quads

Also by prior arrangement:
  • Queen Victoria 4x4 route (guided, 13 km): Relax under a canopy of Wild plum trees (Pappea Capensis) while the view of the Valley takes your breath away.
  • "Biddebos": A very basic hikers' hut with flush toilet, rain tank and spacious under-cover braai. A getaway night or weekend at Biddebos is for those who do not need luxury while experiencing the Kouga's indigenous plant- and bird life.
  • Hiking the Queen Victoria route or shorter trails around Biddebos.

Directions from Port Elizabeth:

Take the N2 towards Cape Town.

Take the Hankey turn-off (R331)

Drive through Loerie, Hankey, Patensie

Geelkrans Office is 16,2 km from Patensie, on your right.

 R331 Patensie 33.746235 S 24.716625 E



Your hosts

Theo & Laurika Ferreira

Cellular:     072 521 9615

Fax:     086 6474 999