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.
Activity Permits

Activity permits are temporary form of permission giving private operators approval to host lawful activities within the protected area/ nature reserves.

These activities range from lifestyle events such as weddings, music festivals to adventure and nature based activities such as trail running, cycling, horse riding, canoeing etc. For more information, and to apply for an activity permit, please contact Ms Siyasanga Mabuyane or Mr Bulelani Silangwe at or

Please be advised that an approved activity permit can only be used once for the event/activity applied for.

General Information

Komdomo Campsite
Off-peak - R561 | Peak - R588
Rooihoek Campsite
Off-peak - R504 | Peak - R534
Doodsklip Campsite
Off-peak - R504 | Peak - R534
Bergplaas Trail Hut
1-4 People - R416 & additional per person rate: R115 (off-peak) & R150 (peak)
Geelhoutbos Lodge - Room No. 1 - No. 4 per room
Off-peak - R446 | Peak - R519


  • 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
Reserve Manager
+27(0)79 496 7978
Lat: -33.4
Long: 24.4
Office hours
Mon - Sun:    7:00 - 19:00

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