Baviaanskloof Hartland 6-day Hike

Hiking Trails in or near Gamtoos Valley, Baviaanskloof in the Eastern Cape, South Africa.

Things To Do in Gamtoos ValleyBaviaanskloof Hartland 6-day Hike

Hiking Trails Baviaanskloof

Where? Start at Rivier in the Baviaanskloof, Eastern Cape

When? Bookings are essential.

How? Call Kobie van Zyl on +27 (0)44 934-1012

How much? Price on request

Overnight? Stay at accommodation in Gamtoos Valley, in Eastern Cape

Start: Rietrivier
Finish: Rietrivier
Duration: roughly 12 km a day
Fitness: you need to be fit to cope with steep sections, rock surface and rough terrain
Our tip: this is a slackpack trail, but you will need to provide your own lunch and drinks every day

Where else do you get to ride on a donkey-cart, learn about bee farming, olive farming and leopard rehabilitation whilst hiking through one of the most isolated and beautiful parts of the country?

The Baviaanskloof Hartland lies between the Baviaanskloof and the Kouga Mountains a particularly unique portion of the Baviaansklook, enclosed by the Baviaanskloof Nature Reserve, but inhabited and farmed.

The hike incorporates sections of the tarred road, trails over farmland and Parks Board property. Each day of the hike is accompanied by a local guide who knows something of the surrounding beauty of the Baviaanskloof.

You will hike from the Smitskraal Wilderness Area, through to the Nuwekloof Pass via the Sandvlakte, Doornkloof, Kleinpoort, Kamerkloof, Studtis Poort, Bo-Kloof and the Groot Kloof.

In the evenings you are accommodated in a series of different guest houses where your breakfast and dinner is included in the package. One of the evenings involves sleeping in an open cave in the wild, so bring a sleeping bag.

The hike is a pre-organised package for which you book in advance and accommodates 12 to 14 people. Your backpack is transported from destination to destination for you.

Why not overnight? Find Accommodation in Gamtoos Valley

Ripple Hill Hotel

Hotel / Bed & Breakfast

Ripple Hill Hotel

On the brim of the magnificent Baviaanskloof Mega Reserve in the heart of the citrus farming community of Patensie, lies ... more

Baviaanskloof Lodge

Guest House

Baviaanskloof Lodge

Baviaanskloof Lodge offers comfortable accommodation in Baviaanskloof. All rooms are offered on a dinner, bed & ... more

Gamtoos B&B

Bed & Breakfast

Gamtoos B&B

Situated in the village of Patensie in the Gamtoos Valley, Gamtoos B&B is perfectly located for day trips into the ... more

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