Gamkaskloof Photos:
Wild Flower Picture Gallery

Proteas in the Gamkaskloof
Gamkaskloof Protea
Gamkaskloof Flowers
Gamkaskloof Fynbos
Flowers Gamkaskloof
Gamkaskloof Proteas
Proteas in Gamkaskloof
Gamkaskloof Fynbos and Flowers
Gamkaskloof Fynbos

These Gamkaskloof photos goes to show that  'The Hell" is not only a place of wild mountains and valleys. You will also find some of the most beautiful wild flowers you can think of. As I am a nature photographer this is a double bonus for me. Not only is there the stunning landscapes but the opportunity to explore on foot and capture images of the beautiful wild flowers and fynbos in the valley and on the mountain slopes.

A journey to this secluded valley is usually to enjoy the remoteness and wildness of this hideaway  in the Swartberg mountains. But if you do make the trip you certainly must make the effort to stop along the way to enjoy the beauty of the indigenous wild flowers growing in the veld.

South Africa has some of the greatest floral landscapes on earth and the Gamkaskloof is no different. If you are not aware of the flowers the chance are that you will just drive by as the grand scenery of the Swartberg mountains tends to take up all of your attention.

Late winter and spring through early summer  is usually the best time to view and photograph flowers.


Looking for some  more Gamkaskloof Photos?

Here is another gallery filled with Gamkaskloof photos that I have taken. These pictures show more of the actual landscapes  that you can expect to see. There are also some pictures of the pass down in to the valley which can be  a hair raising trip if do not have a head for heights!

What is there to do in Gamkaskloof?

  • Hiking ranging from one to three days.
  • Bird Watching with over 130 species which includes raptors such as Fish Eagles, Black Eagles and Martial Eagles.
  • Mountain Biking. Please check when booking as special permission is required to cycle in the Swartberg nature Reserve
  • 4X4 route with spectacular vistas. Booking required for either overnight or a day trip.
  • Fishing in the Gamkapoort dam and Gamka river. Please note that you must have a valid freshwater fishing  licence.
  • Picnicking.
  • Do not forget your camera, binoculars and bird guide books!

Where to stay?

To me the first choice of accommodation is the camping site down in the valley but if you prefer something more comfortable you can always stay in one of the historic restored cottages. You can book a camping site or cottage through Cape nature.

If you would like to search for alternative accommodation in the area I can also 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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