Experience the Valley


The Baviaanskloof (Valley of Baboons) is literally a kloof nestled between the Baviaans Mountain Range to the north and the Kouga Mountain Range to the south, along which a road crosses a series of at least 100 low water crossings.

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Thornhill is situated amongst rolling hills and mountains that characterise the farmlands and countryside of the Eastern Cape. While most of the local community is economically challenged, they enjoy spectacular surrounds, and often find work on the smallholdings and farms that are dotted around the landscape.

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Loerie (also known as Loerieheuwel) lies at the foot of the Elands and Groot Winterhoek Mountains, and is said to take its name from the Loeries or Louries, a turaco species (Tauraco corythaix) occurring here, however only revealing itself when absolutely necessary.

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Hankey is one of four towns that make up the Gamtoos Valley – an exceptionally beautiful part of the world that stretches up to Komdomo at the start of the Baviaanskloof wilderness, now a World Heritage Site.

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The small town of Patensie is the eastern gateway to the Baviaanskloof, as it virtually lies at the mouth of the Baviaanskloof Wilderness Area. It is largely a citrus producing area, however the name is something of a corruption of the Hottentot expression ‘where the cattle lie’. Other produce includes potatoes, tobacco and chidory.

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