• Gonjah Holiday Activities 2019

7 Awesome things to do at Gonjah (Gamtoos Valley) this holiday season.

Gonjah is located less than an hour’s scenic drive away from Port Elizabeth, Jeffrey’s or St Francis Bay which makes this hidden gem perfect for a quick day trip with the family – but be warned, you will probably end up staying longer.

Delightfully set next to a gently flowing mountain stream, the site in the “kloof” is surrounded by towering Yellowwood trees – a real escape to the country. Gonjah is easily accessible and only 10 minutes away from Tolbos in Patensie, Gamtoos Valley.

Here are 7 awesome things you must try this coming 9th – 30th of December:

Please note that all activities must be paid by cash only. We will be launching a new website with online payment options soon! WE WON’T HAVE CARD FACILITIES ON SITE. The nearest ATM (cash machine) is located in Patensie which is about 10 minutes away.

Pop Up Restaurant at Gonjah

#1 Pop Up Restaurant

A brand new addition to Gonjah this year!

Our Pop Up Potjiekos Restaurant is based at Gonjah Chalet. Dine on our outdoor deck in the most beautifully serene surroundings.

Our restaurant caters for bookings only and will be serving up some of the most delicious traditional Potjiekos recipes – ever (2 choices).

Side dishes will include Rice, Potbrood with butter & preserves (traditional bread baked in a pot) as well as salads.

Diners will all sit at the same long table. We are limited to 30 people per sitting.

Freshly ground Masterton’s coffee and tea will also be available alongside a selection of soft drinks, fruit juices, water, beers and wine. For the sweet tooth we will cake on sale as well.


Adults: R125 per person

Kids: R75 per person

The Pop up restaurant will book up extremely fast this season, to avoid disappointment you can reserve your space at the table by calling 042 283 0437

Picnic at Gonjah

#2 Picnic Spots

You can now book a delightful picnic spot to come and enjoy!

In order to protect our natural surroundings we have limited picnics to 4 groups per day. We have 4 clearings to choose from which can accommodate a maximum of 8 adults.

Fires/braai’s are permitted, just bring your own wood.  Each site has a power point and recently revamped and CLEAN ablution facilities which are available for your convenience.

Regrettably no pets are allowed at Gonjah.


Adults: R60 Per Person

Kids (under 12): R30 Per Person

Book your spot by calling 042 283 0437

Camping at Gonjah

#3 Camping Spots

We have 4 beautiful camping spots available. Each site features newly revamped ablution facilities with electricity, washbasin, hot water shower and toilet.

Each site can accommodate a maximum of 8 adults and 3 motor vehicles.

Regrettably no pets are allowed at Gonjah.


R120 per person

Our camping grounds have become very popular over the last few years and therefore early bookings are absolutely essential. Call  042 283 0437 to reserve your spot today.

P.S Don’t tell the kids but the cellphone reception at the camping ground is almost non-existent! Bonus!

Hiking at Gonjah

#4 Hiking Trails

Gonjah features some beautiful hiking trails where nature lovers can enjoy the picturesque surroundings.  Mountain streams, Orchards, Forests, Birdlife and a waterfall are are waiting to be enjoyed.


Entry to the hiking trails will only set you back R20 per person. We strongly advise you book in advance as we limit the number of walkers able to enter the area. Call 042 283 0437 to reserve you walk.

Pop Up Restaurant at Gonjah

#5 Mountain Biking

Bicycle and MTB enthusiasts will love mountain biking at Gonjah. Bring you bicycle and come enjoy nature just the way you love it.


Only R30 per person. In order to book, please call 042 283 0437. All ages welcome.


#6 4 x 4 Routes

We sport some amazing 4 x 4 Routes at Gonjah. Breathtaking views and amazing fun awaits the enthusiast! A maximum of 6 vehicles per day are permitted.


R200 per vehicle.

Make your booking today by calling 042 283 0437

Tolbos near Gonjah