Baviaanskloof - Wild and beautiful...

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Entering Baviaanskloof from Patensie
Groot River - Baviaanskloof
Red Rock Formations
Warning sign - Road not suitablefor sedan vehicles
Entrance to Kudu Kaya
Kudu Kaya Signage
Settling in at the campsite
Another viewof the camping grounds
The Ysriver flows along next to the campsite
Another view of the Ys river
Stepping carefully from stone to stone crossing the stream
The trail crosses a dam wall in the stream
Small canal supplying fresh water to the farm
Crystal clear water of the Ys River
Close up view showing how clear the water really is.
Pools in theYs River. Bring your bathing suit!
On  the road to Combrinck's Pass
One of many drifts that you cross in the Baviaanskloof

Baviaanskloof, a wild,lonely valley in the Eastern Cape province of South Africa has rightly been described as Psalm 23 country. It is off the beaten track, it is peaceful, it is beautiful, a river runs through it, it is a place where your soul can be rejuvenated.

In this gallery we cover our safari from Patensie to Kudu Kaya near Cambria.

This is the eastern gate way to the kloof and winds along the river and through peaceful farms before you get to the wilderness area under the management of the Eastern Cape Nature Conservation.Beyond Kudu Kaya you very quickly get immersed in the stunning landscapes and off course once you start over the notorious Combrinck's Pass you know you have arrived.

Once you are over this daunting obstacle you are well and truly in the heart of this beautiful destination and you can just forget that the rest of the world exists...

The Baviaanskloof is in one word, well two words, simply magnificent!

Our first camping spot was at Kudu Kaya. The campsite itself is situated in a narrow gorge on the banks of the Ys River. The sheltered and shadowy lawns are a great place to relax either before or after crossing Combrinck's Pass. We will certainly camp here again should the opportunity to do so present itself.

Looking for some  more photos?

Below are some more galleries of photos that I have taken during our trip. 

What is there to do in the Baviaanskloof?

  • Hiking .
  • Mountain Biking.
  • 4X4 routes
  • Camping
  • Picnicking.

Where to stay?

There is a number of places where you can camp or find accommodation in  the kloof.

If you would like to search for accommodation in the area I can recommend  that you do so through Safarinow . They  have a huge  selection of South African Safari lodges on their books and their service is excellent.



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