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About Baviaanskloof Mega Reserve

The breath-taking Baviaanskloof Mega Reserve is one of the Cape Floral Region Protected Areas, collectively a UNESCO World Heritage Site.

Covering roughly 200-square kilometres of pristine mountainous terrain, the ‘Valley of the Baboons’, is one of the largest wilderness conservation areas in South Africa. Just 120 kilometres west of Port Elizabeth, this awesome wilderness playground has much to offer nature lovers and outdoor adventurers.

The eastern side of the reserve starts at the Komdomo Campsite. From here the road winds 250 kilometres through the incredibly scenic and craggy Groot River Port towards Willowmore in the west.

A paradise for adventurous and active types, the vast mountainous landscape offers a unique wilderness experience with a plethora of things to do. These include rock climbing, mountaineering, camping, wildlife viewing, mountain biking, fishing, scenic drives, bird watching and 4x4 trails.

The diverse habitats support over 1,000 different plant species including the striking Erica and Protea families as well as ancient cycads. The reserve is also home to more than 50 mammal species, 300 bird species and numerous reptiles and amphibians.

A state-of-the-art World Heritage Site Interpretive Centre overlooking the Cambria Valley showcases the diversity and natural and cultural history of the Baviaanskloof region.

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Reviews for Baviaanskloof Mega Reserve

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Maureen Perks
18 April 2015

Fantastic as long as you have a good 4x4 and strong nerves at some stages. We went through after the Groot River flooded and had some scary river crossing. Visitors need to note that it takes 4hrs to go through the 60 odd kms

Bernard Scribante
05 April 2014


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Baviaanskloof Mega Reserve Map

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Baviaanskloof Mega Reserve is 1.1km from the centre of Baviaanskloof , the nearest airport 182.4km (Port Elizabeth Airport).
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