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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.

Things to do in Baviaanskloof

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


Accommodation near Baviaanskloof Mega Reserve

Baviaanskloof Lodge

1 Review
Sleeps 10 in 4 rooms

Baviaanskloof Lodge offers "comfortable country accommodation", we are the only establishment with a Dinner, Bed & Breakfast package,...
from R1500
per night for 2 guests

Bo-Kloof Guest Farm

13 Reviews
Sleeps 51 in 9 rooms

Bo-Kloof offers a cottage, a guest house and seven beautiful spots for camping. Kolgans Cottage is a beautifully situated wooden cottage,...
from R190
per night for 2 guests

Damsedrif Guest Farm

7 Reviews
Sleeps 19 in 3 rooms

Damsedrif is located on the Baviaanskloof Pass and offers beautiful accommodation in a farm setting. Come and experience the tranquillity,...
from R560
per night for 2 guests

Cedar Tourism

Sleeps 36 in 5 rooms

Surrounded by the red cliffs of Baviaanskloof and with a beautiful view down the Cedar Valley, this exclusive farmhouse caters for the...
from R680
per night for 2 guests

Die Skoolhuis

4 Reviews
Sleeps 6 in 3 rooms

Die Skoolhuis used to be the teacher's house with an adjoining classroom which was added circa 1897. It is located on a working citrus...
from R700
per night for 2 guests

Karoo Hof Guest House

2 Reviews
Sleeps 7 in 3 rooms

Karoo Hof is a peaceful and comfortable guest house situated in the small village of Rietbron. Rietbron is located midway between...
from R600
per night for 2 guests

Baviaanskloof Mega Reserve Map

Baviaanskloof Mega Reserve is 1.1km from the centre of Baviaanskloof , the nearest airport 182.4km (Port Elizabeth Airport).
*Distances are shown as the crow flies and not necessarily the actual travelling

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