5 More awesome things to do in Baviaanskloof

Glenmore 4 x 4 Trail







Where? Glenmore Farm, Willowmore, Baviaanskloof, Eastern Cape

When? Booking required.

How? Call +27 (0)82 834-9219

How much? Price on request

Overnight? Stay at accommodation in Willowmore, in Eastern Cape

The Glenmore 4×4 trail is located on a farm in the Baviaanskloof, and consists of five trails. The farm is located approximately 35km from Willowmore, which is in the Baviaanskloof Wilderness area.

Riverside Camping at Baviaanskloof Lodge







Where? Baviaanskloof Lodge, Onverwags Farm, Cambria, Patensie, Eastern Cape, South Africa

When? Booking is essential.

How much? Price on request

More? See www.baviaansklooflodge.com

Riverside camping is only 2 km away from the main lodge. 4×4 Trails are also available. Baviaanskloof Lodge itself offers Comfortable Accommodation, Dinner Bed and Breakfast, Outdoor Recreation Facilities and Tourist Info Services. Accommodation consists of spacious en suite rooms, dining room, lounge as well as outdoor living area with BBQ facilities and a breathtaking view.

Camping at Gonjah







When? Booking is essential.

How much? Price on request


The campsite at Gonjah is delightfully set next to a gently flowing mountain stream, surrounded by towering Yellowwood trees – a real escape to the country.

There are basic facilities on site including a hot shower and flush toilet and braai wood is available so that you can light up that campfire and enjoy nature the way it was meant to be – uninterrupted.

Other Activities

  • Excellent hiking is available around the chalet and in the area.
  • Fresh water fishing nearby in the Gamtoos River.
  • Cycling Trails are close by.
  • Hankey golf course is just 15km away
  • Firewood can be bought for braais and campfires.
  • 10 minute drive to Tolbos Country Shop and Restaurant.

After Hours Number:

041 000 1585 or 082 566 4047 (Hetsie)

Elandsheuwel MTB Trails







Where? Elandsheuwel, Steytlerville, 6250

When? Please enquire. Booking is essential.

How? Call +27 (0)49 834-9011

How much? Price on request

Overnight? Stay at accommodation in Steytlerville, in Eastern Cape

Elandsheuwel is a working angora goat and merino sheep farm that is easily classified as ‘far from the madding crowd’. It offers three trails – 6km, 14 km and 18 km. However further jeep tracks, 4×4 routes and paths all over the farm, over and across hills, make up hundreds of kilometres of trails if you are prepared to explore.

Baviaanskloof MTB Route







Where? The Baviaanskloof World Heritage Site, Eastern Cape.
The untarred R332 stretches for 180 km from Patensie in the east to Willowmore in the west.

Difficulty: Difficult, the routes are long and can be gruelling

When? Best during daylight hours.

Type of route: gravel roads, tricky river crossings, dense wooded areas, uphills and heart-stopping downhills
Best: summer is incredible, even winter days can soar to 28 degrees, although the evenings and early mornings are really chilly

How much? Free

Overnight? Stay at accommodation in Willowmore, in Eastern Cape

The ride is tough, but the beauty and the remoteness are second to none.

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