Eastern Cape – Baviaanskloof & Tsitsikamma

The Baviaanskloof and Tsitsikamma Region

The Baviaanskloof Area

The Baviaanskloof  - meaning "Valley of the Baboons" - is one of the World Heritage Sites located in the Eastern Cape.  It is a protected areas within the Cape Floral Region.  The region lies approximately 120km west of Port Elizabeth in the Eastern Cape, South Africa. The area comprises approximately 200 square kilometers of unspoiled, rugged, mountainous terrain.

Beginning in the east , the road leads through the rugged beauty of the Groot River Port, winding its way through pristine conservation areas, towards the town of Willowmore in the west The reserve is one of the largest wilderness conservation areas in the country where about 500,000ha of land, owned by the government and the private sector, is collaboratively managed by Eastern Cape Parks. It represents seven out of eight of South Africa's biomes, which are distinct ecological communities of plants and animals that live together in a particular climate. 

The valley was formed by the Breede River and is encircled by high mountains of the Cape Fold Belt.   Summers can be very hot, averaging 30+ºC from December to March.  and during the winter months, the valley is often colder than other seaward regions and snow is a regular occurrence on the surrounding mountains. Spring and autumn are transitional periods of variable rainfall, occasional light snow on the highest peaks and mild temperatures.

The Tsitsikamma AREA

The Tsitsikamma region encompasses the Tsitsikamma National Park and the surrounding areas, It is a protected area on the Garden Route and consists of both a coastal reserve  and indigenous forests. It is also the start of the Otter Trail  The park covers an 80 kms  long stretch of coastline.

Nature's Valley is at the western end of the park, and the main accommodation is at Storms River Mouth. Near the park is the Bloukrans Bridge, the world's highest bridge bungee jump. The name Tsistsikamma originates from the Khoekhoe language meaning 'Clear Water'.  Other meanings are 'place of much water' and 'waters begin'.

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Eastern Cape - Baviaanskloof / Tsitsikamma

Listing of Camp and Caravan Sites

Below is a listing of camping and caravan sites in the Baviaanskloof/Tsitsikamma Region of the Eastern Cape Province.
Hover your mouse over the image and you will find the contact details of the camp site.
Bakkrans Cave Camping - Baviaanskloof

Bakkrans Cave

049-839-1010
www.gardenroute.com/bakkrans-cave-accommodation-in-baviaanskloof_business_op_view_id_5261

Baviaanskloof Uitspan - Geelhoutbos

Baviaanskloof Uitspan

uitspanfarm@igen.co.za
082-468-1005
www.baviaansuitspan.co.za

Bergrivier Eco Retreat - Thornhill

Bergrivier Eco Retreat

japiewms@bergrivier.com
042-286-0694
www.bergrivier.com

Bloukrantz Caravan Park - Storm's River

Bloukrantz

info@tsitsikamma.org.za
042-281-1450
www.tsitsikamma.org.za/tsitsikamma-accommodation/bloukrantz-caravan-park

Bokloof Guest Farm - Patensie

Bokloof Guest Farm

bokloof1@gmail.com
044-923-2192
www.bokloof.co.za

Brakkenduine 4x4 - Oyster Bay

Brakkenduine 4x4

083-400-3720
www.facebook.com/pages/Brakkenduine

Bruintjieskraal - Patensie

Bruintjieskraal

info@bruintjieskraal.co.za
084-515-0993
www.bruintjieskraal.co.za

Dijembe Backpackers - Storm's River

Dijembe Backpackers

info@dijembebackpackers.com
042-281-1842
www.dijembebackpackers.com

Doodsklip - Patensie

Doodsklip

info@ecpta.co.za
043-492-0881
www.visiteasterncape.co.za/nature-conservation/provincial-parks/baviaanskloof

Doringkloof Bush Camp - Willowmore

Doringkloof

4x4@baviaans.co.za
049-839-1160
www.doringkloof4x4.co.za

Duiwekloof Wilderness Camp - Willowmore

Duiwekloof

info@duiwekloof.co.za
083-282-5482
www.duiwekloof.co.za

Geelkrans - Patensie

Geelkrans

geelkrans@gmail.com
072-521-9615
www.baviaans.net/geelkrans

Gonjah 4x4 - Patensie

Gonjah 4x4

admin@gonjah.co.za
041-000-1585
www.ectour.org.za/listing/gonjah_4x4

Groendal Nature Reserve - Uitenhage

Groendal Nature Reserve

info@ecpta.co.za
043-492-0881
www.bookonline.ecpta.co.za/?q=node/44

Heron Cliff - Patensie

Heron Cliff

nadiaswart123@gmail.com
082-770-5914
www.heroncliffaccommodation.co.za

Highbrae Camp and Climb - Thornhill

Highbrae

green1@telkomsa.net
041-956-0036
www.goingwhere.co.za/hig001

Innikloof - Hankey

Innikloof

info@innikloof.com
042-284-0940
www.innikloof.com

Komdomo - Patensie

Komdomo

info@ecpta.co.za
043-492-0881
www.bookonline.ecpta.co.za

Krugerskop Kloof Camp - Patensie

Krugerskop Kloof

Online Booking
084-616-0056
www.acomsa.co.za/patensie/krugerskop-kloof-bushcamp

Kudu Kaya - Cambria

Kudu Kaya

info@kukukaya.co.za
087-700-8195
www.kudukaya.co.za

Louterwater Farm - Storm's River

Louterwater Farm

admin@llgd.co.za
042-272-1724
www.louterwaterlandgoed.co.za

Makkedaat Cave Populiersbos Camp - Willowmore

Makkedaat Caves

044-934-1012
www.makkedaat.co.za

Noorspoort - Stytlerville

Noorspoort

info@noorspoort.co.za
060-646-8536
www.noorspoort.co.za

Rooihoek Wilderness Camp - Patensie

Rooihoek

info@ecpta.co.za
043-492-0881
www.bookonline.ecpta.co.za/?q=node/16

Speekhout - Willowmore

Speekhout

accommodation@speekhout.co.za
072-202-5752
www.speekhout.co.za

Storm's River Mouth Rest Camp - Storm's River

Storms River Mouth

Online booking
012-428-9111
www.sanparks.org/parks/garden_route/camps/storms_river

Thomas Bains Nature Reserve - Grahamstown

Thomas Baines

info@ecpta.co.za
043-492-0881
www.bookonline.ecpta.co.za

Tsitsikamma Faith Farm - Oudebosch -

Tsitsikamma Faith Farm

bookfaithfarm@gmail.com
082-302-0610
www.tsitsikamma.info/listing/tsitsikamma_faith_farm#listing_map_3761

Vaalwater Bush Camp - Baviaanskloof

Vaalwater

info@vaalwaterlodge.co.za
082-440-5093
www.vaalwaterlodge.co.za

Van Staden Resort - Storm's River

Van Staden Resort

theresort@telkomsa.net
041-776-1059
www.vanstadens.com

Listing of Tented Camps

Below is a listing of Camp Sites that have pre-built Tents in the Baviaanskloof / Tsitsikamma Region of the Eastern Cape Province.
Hover over the image and the contact details of the camp site will appear.
Bergrivier Eco Retreat - Thornhill

Bergrivier Eco Retreat

japiewms@bergrivier.com
042-286-0694
www.bergrivier.com

Tia Ghee Tented Camp - Patensie

Tia Ghee

info@tiaghee.co.za
042-282-0739
www.tiaghee.co.za

Tsitsikama Backpackers - Storm's River

Tsitsikama Backpackers

stay@tsitsikammabackpackers.co.za
042-281-1868
www.tsitsikammabackpackers.co.za

Tube 'n Axe Backpackers - Storm's River

Tube 'n Axe

info@tubenaxe.co.za
042-281-1757
www.tubenaxe.co.za

We are constantly on the lookout for more camping sites in this area.

Please let us know if we are missing any camping sites, and we will include them in our listings. You can send us an email at
info@ikamu.co.za 

Please note that we are not responsible for bookings at any of the sites listed above.

The Ikamu website offers a listing of camping sites in the region.  We do not take any responsibility should the camp site information become inaccurate or incomplete.  Ikamu also does not take any responsibility for any poorly managed camp sites or camping facilities.

This webpage was designed by an enthusiastic camper who wants to enable other campers to find their ideal camping site.