Attractions IN/AROUND Willowmore

Mountain Passes

Antoniesberg Pass

Antoniesberg Pass is a remote, sheer gravel pass that links the Groot River with the northern side of the Baviaanskloof Mountains.The pass itself is not long, only 5 km, but there are several access roads that combine to make it ...

National Parks / Nature Reserves

Baviaanskloof Mega Reserve

The Baviaanskloof Wilderness is an incredibly scenic gorge that lies between two sets of mountain ranges - the Baviaanskloof and the Kouga mountains. It is an area of 'outstanding natural beauty' because of its incredible land forms, diverse display of ...

Mountain Reserves / Nature Reserves

Baviaanskloof Wilderness Reserve

The Valley of the Baboons in the Eastern Cape (in the sandy soil of this valley one can easily spot their footprints), also known as the Baviaanskloof Wilderness, is a rugged, uncultivated, and beautiful wilderness area that includes the Baviaanskloof ...

Popular Tourist Routes

Camdeboo Route

The Camdeboo Route is a tourist route through the northerly reaches of the Eastern Cape linking the towns of Graaff-Reinet, Aberdeen and Nieu-Bethesda. It is one of six routes through the Karoo. The others include: the Little Karoo Route, the Great ...

Popular Tourist Routes

Gamtoos Valley

Lying adjacent to the Garden Route, just over an hour’s drive from Port Elizabeth, the Gamtoos Valley is home to the three little villages of Hankey, Loerie and Patensie, and is a vibrant mix of citrus, potato and tobacco farming that forms a collage of ...

Landmarks / Nature Reserves

Kouga Wilderness

The Kouga Wilderness lies in the heart of the Kouga Mountains on the edge of the Baviaanskloof, north of Joubertina and part way between Port Elizabeth and George. As its name suggests it is wild country, perfect for those who love a real outdoor ...

Mountain Passes

Nuwekloof Pass Baviaanskloof

The Nuwekloof Pass functions as an entrance to the Baviaanskloof, its red rock faces linking the western section of the kloof with the Karoo towns of Willowmore and Uniondale. For those who drive the other way, from east to west, the myriad ...

Landmarks / Mountain Passes

Uniondale Poort

The little town of Uniondale on the N9 south west of Willowmore, has rather a few passes in the vicinity. The town lies in the Kammanasie River valley with mountains on all sides. Just south west of the town is the Potjiesberg pass, the Prince Alfred ...

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Mountain Passes

Combrinks Pass

The Baviaanskloof is a valley that runs east to west between the Baviaanskloof Mountains and the Kouga Mountains. The wilderness area is also a World Heritage Site for its incredible biodiversity. The passes, mountains ...

Mountain Passes

Grasnek Pass

The ‘home of the baboons’ (Baviaanskloof) is a deep ravine through which sweep a number of mountain passes that are nothing short of spectacular. It is not unusual, in the early morning stillness, to hear the bark of the ...

Mountain Passes

Holgat Pass

Only one road takes you through the kloof, which is probably why so much of its landscape is untouched, pristine and remote. To the north of Baviaanskloof are the Baviaans Mountains, to the south are the Kouga Mountains ...

Lakes / Dams / Landmarks

The Kouga Dam

Built in the 1960s, the Kouga Dam was the first double-arched dam in South Africa. It's worth a stop for the beauty of its setting in amongst the mountain folds of the Gamtoos Valley, known for its fertile soils and fresh ...

Willowmore as a destination

Also in the neighbourhood

Elands River Valley, Gamtoos Valley, Hankey, Loerie, Patensie, Rietbron, Steytlerville, Studtis

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