Things To Do in WillowmoreBaviaans Heritage Tours
Where? 70 Wehmeyer Street, Willowmore, 6445, Baviaanskloof, Eastern Cape
When? Booking is essential.
How? Call +27 (0)44 923-1574
How much? Price on request
The Baviaanskloof is a majestic mountain range that is not only significant for its natural abundance, but also for its historical and cultural heritage, particularly when coupled with the valleys, kloofs, farms and even villages around it. It is no wonder, then, that this is a renowned UNESCO World Heritage Site, inviting tourists from all over South Africa and the world to see the bounty and beauty of the Eastern Cape Province.
The Baviaanskloof Heritage Tours are fantastic ways of getting to experience the splendour of South Africa. The countryside alone merits more than a cursory glance. See the mountains, indigenous forests, rivers, and passes. Explore the lush and varied vegetation that ranges from stinkwoods and wild fig trees to fynbos, flowers, succulents and scrubby bush. Some of these floral species are recognised as being quite rare, making them even more special.
Of course, a countryside with this much variety and scope is sure to have an array of wildlife species inhabiting it. In the Baviaans, these include vervet monkeys, leopards, buffalos, baboons, and antelope that range from little duikers to impressive kudus. Keep your eyes open to spot one of the hundreds of fascinating bird species as they perch, nest or soar overhead. These comprise magnificent birds of prey that will delight bird watchers with their poise, grace and impressive hunting skills.
In addition, the entire Baviaans area was once inhabited by ancient man, who lived off the land. These men and women were known as the Bushmen. Although long gone, they left behind rock art and remnants of ancient implements that tell the story of their beliefs, customs and ways of life.
All of these aspects are explored on the Baviaanskloof Heritage Tours, conducted from the town of Willowmore. There are a number of tour options available, and visitors can choose between one-, two-, and three-day tours to ensure that they get the most out of their Eastern Cape experience.