Be a part of our first adventure
Very little contemplation was required in determining the location of our first adventure, and it ticked all the boxes from the word go. We decided to venture into the heart of South Africa’s largest wilderness areas and a world heritage site. Baviaanskloof, with a staggering 7 of South Africa’s biomes occurring here, is stunningly beautiful, and world further away than its mere 90 minutes from Port Elizabeth.
This location sets the bar very high for the mobile tented camp operator that we have engaged to provide the accommodation and meals. The protected status of the reserve, lack of facilities, and distance from the point at which trucks can reach, will make establishing a camp challenging to say the least.
The Baviaanskloof Single Parent Adventures Camp
DATES – 27th April 2016 until the 3rd of May 2016 – the camp will be available for 7 nights, and bookings must be a minimum of 2 nights.
Accommodation – Canvas tents each accommodating 3 guests. Each tent will have a private chemical flush toilet and warm water shower tent.
Tent includes 3 stretchers, lined sleeping bags, pillows, towels, and amenities (shower gel, conditioning shampoo, and hand & body lotion)
Meals will include early morning tea, coffee and rusks, brunch will be served at approximately 10h30, afternoon tea followed by dinner at approximately 19h00. Relax around the camp fire and perhaps sip on an amarula coffee before turning in.R Rack Rates;
- Adults – R1050 per person per night (sharing)
- Adults – R1500 per person per night (single)
- Children (under 16) – R630 per child when sharing with an adult/s.
- Accommodation in spacious canvas tents, 9m² floor space, internal height 2m.
- Private and adjacent ablution tent with chemical flush toilet and warm water shower.
- Stretchers with lined sleeping bags, pillows and towels.
- Personal amenities including shower gel, conditioning shampoo, and hand & body lotion.
- Early morning coffee and rusks, brunch, afternoon tea, and dinner.
- Park entrance fees and camp location costs.
- All beverages.
- Travel insurance.
- Park Fees.
- Level 4.
- Whilst not essential, a 4×4 vehicle is best suited to this route. (during a recent visit, a travel companion in a fully laden 4×2 GWM SUV made the trip with little fuss.
- For the most part the road is good and contours up and over the mountains a couple of times before descending into the baviaans valley.
- There are sections where the road is rutted and rocks have been exposed, and although this is not a mud hazzard, it will require a little concentration (when routing in from Patensie)
- Crossing the river across a firm bed of rocks will be required if routing in from Willowmore.
- The route through park crosses several crystal clear streams by means of low level crossings.
- Comfortable clothes including something warm as the evenings are likely to get a bit chilly.
- Hats and sun protection.
- Rock hoppers (comfortable shoes which are likely to get wet).
- A magnificent wilderness area.
- Spend a day driving on through the park stopping to explore turn of the century farm houses.
- Take a walk along the river.
- Spend time in the river at any of the many pools.
100 km or 75 minutes from Port Elizabeth guests will reach Komdomo, and it is here at the park reception, that guests will be required to pay park entrance fees before continuing into the park. From this point our location is approximately 2 hours away, whilst not too far, the road does not permit driving swiftly, and besides frequent stops to marvel at the views is unavoidable.
Guests arriving should aim to arrive at the camp any time after 14h00, and it is important to enter the park before gate close time (16h00) which will ensure arrival at the camp at approximately 18h00. There is no cell phone signal at the camp, infact the signal is no longer available shortly after entering the park.
The camp is approximately 3-3,5 hours drive from Port Elizabeth.