Baviaanskloof, South Africa
The Gamtoos-Baviaanskloof area is a treasure chest of scenic views as well as interesting and noteworthy landmarks, situated in the south western corner of the Eastern Cape.
It consists of a large variety of eco-tourism areas. It boasts one of the largest conservation areas (180 000 hectares) with more than 1200 plant species including 17 species of proteas, 58 types of mammals, 293 types of birds and 11 types of freshwater fish.
Stretching over an area of over 100km between it's Eastern and Western entrances, it is a paradise for any nature lover. There are numerous campsites and lodges available as well as hiking trails and 4x4 routes to follow. This conservation area is a World Heritage Site and the Baviaanskloof Mega Reserve Project is an Estern Cape Government and Wilderness Foundation initiative to align and facilitate the conservation of the region's biodiversity and natual resources, with the agricultural and rural dwevelopment needs.
Patensie is the last stop on the Eastern side before entering the Kloof, while Willowmore is the town on the Western Side on the Kloof.