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Baviaanskloof World Heritage Site

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Made up of 270 000ha of some of the most diverse landscapes, animal life, flora, fauna and other forms of life, as part of the Cape Floristic Region the Baviaanskloof World Heritage Site is one or the Worlds 34 biodiversity hotspots and listed as a Unesco World Heritage Site.

In addition to the scenic splendour of the region, Baviaanskloof is fast gaining recognition as one of South Africa’s premier adventure destinations. Traversing this reserve by 4×4 or on mountain bike (permission and support vehicle required), up rugged mountain passes, through rivers and across the plateau, is an unforgettable true wilderness experience.

General Information

Komdomo Campsite
Off-peak - R460 | Peak - R482
Rooihoek Campsite
Off-peak - R413 | Peak - R437
Doodsklip Campsite
Off-peak - R413 | Peak - R437
Bergplaas Trail Hut
1-4 People - R340 & additional per person rate: R93 (off-peak) & R122 (peak)
Geelhoutbos Lodge - Room No. 1 - No. 4 per room
Off-peak - R365 | Peak - R425


  • Camping
  • Bird watching
  • Birding
  • Swimming
  • Cycling (permission granted & support vehicle compulsory)
  • Canoeing (safety gear compulsory - at own risk and only within specified areas)
  • Picnicking
  • Guided tour of world Heritage Centre
  • Guided walk to San rock-art
  • Wildlife photography
  • Wilderness self-drive along the R332
  • Cable way at Holgat pass lookout point
    - Bergplaas Hiking Trail to Petes Pools (day trip hikes only from Bergplaas and only by overnight visitors)
    - Poortjies waterfall Trail
    - Komdomo river Trail
    - Maqpeek Hiking trail (day trip hikes only from Bergplaas and only by overnight visitors)

Nearby Attractions

  • Kouga Dam
  • Sarah Baartman gravesite - Hankey
  • Fig tree forest at Baviaanskloof
  • Padlangs
  • Grootriverpoort
  • Tolbos Farm Stall
  • Vero’s craft shop
  • Willowmore
  • Largest sundial in Africa / 2nd largest in Southern Hemisphere - Hankey
  • Karoo Farm Tour
  • Willomore Golf Course
  • Makkedaat Caves

Contact Info

Reserve Number
+27(0)42 283 7912 /+27 (0)43 492 0881
Reserve Manager
+27(0)79 496 7978
Lat: -33.4
Long: 24.4
Office hours
Mon - Sun:    7:00 - 19:00