Baviaanskloof Camping Safari (Code CS01) A 3 day tour

 

 

2 nights, 3 days

Camping Safari Baviaanskloof (Valley of the Baboons) World Heritage Site

5 star destination, not 5 star accommodation

 

The Baviaanskloof is a huge wilderness area, a recognised World heritage site of more than 680 000 hectares squared in extent.  When viewed from within the rolling topography of this Fold mountain system, created some 490 million years ago, this nearly inaccessible area seems to be endless.

It is here in this remote wilderness that we come to shed the shackles of our urban existence and to re-connect with Mother Nature and possibly, with some introspection to see ourselves in a more intimate light.

But it is with this pilgrimage to wild places that brings with it certain responsibilities for as vast as the wilderness seems it is a sensitive environment one that needs to be nurtured and looked after if it is to remain healthy and provide us with the spiritual sustenance we need.

To do this we need to consider an old adage of the wilderness.

“Take only memories and photographs leave only foot prints.”

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Day One

Port Elizabeth to Baviaanskloof

Pick up at your place of residence in Port Elizabeth and drive to the entrance of the Baviaanskloof. We stop in Patensie for a quick lunch (own account) at a road side farm stall.

After lunch we continue to and enter into the Baviaanskloof world heritage site.

m_dscn0046m.jpgWe make our way to the awesome camping area on the banks of the Kouga river. Here we set up our tents and prepare for the evening before we embark on a short hike or if hot take to the water with canoes and tubes.

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After our activity we return to our camp for a relaxing evening where the fire is lit in preparation for an evening braai on a wood fire under the African sky.

Sleep in tents on the banks of the river.

 

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Baviaanskloof activities

We wake up for an early morning cup of coffee and or tea and rusks before taking a quite walk through the valley in search of animals, birds and other creatures that inhabit this unique eco-system. Others like the Baboon after which the valley has been aptly named and the smaller, more agile Vervet monkey, will find you and if careless your food and anything else of interest that you’ve left lying around.

m_img_7393.jpgm_025m.jpgSandstone overhangs in secret places hold forgotten Bushman rock art while

waterfalls 

hold hidden secrets deep in shaded valleys.

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We return to camp for a good breakfast after which you can enjoy the river or simply take it easy in the shade of the river trees or go swimming in the amber river or explore the river banks. We keep a good watch for any nearby Buffalo as they can get a little grumpy.

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Day Three

Baviaanskloof to Port Elizabeth

Once again we wake to the traditional coffee and rusks while deciding, according to the weather and how we feel on what to do.

m_dscn0087m.jpgA quick wash in the river always puts a new light on an early day as we prepare for a walk in the high fynbos or a more sedate swim in the river as the day slowly gathers momentum.

m_214m.jpgAfter a breakfast cooked on the open fire we head for the hills or on to the river before returning to camp for a bite to eat before packing up and returning the real world over the mountains and out of the Valley of the Baboons, a place where memories are made forever.

 

Tour includes:

  • Pick up and drop off at central point in Port Elizabeth
  • 3 day guided camping tour
  • 2 night accommodation tents, sharing 2 or 4 man tents
  • Transport to and from Baviaanskloof camping site
  • Breakfast, lunch, evening meal as per itinerary
  • Excursions/activities as per itinerary
  • Bottled water
  • Entrance/conservation fee

m_dscn0031m.jpgNot included:

  • Alcoholic beverages. (To purchase before we go into the Baviaanskloof reserve)
  • Items of personal hygiene and shopping

 

Rates:

4 – 5 pax R2 450.00 per person sharing

6 – 8 pax R2 100.00 per person sharing

minimum 4 persons

 

Rate valid till 31 October 2018

 

 

To bring along in summer: Sleeping bag and light mattress  / 1 backpack per person: hiking shoes / torch / swimming costume / warm cloth for the evening / sun cream / hat / sun glasses / insect repellent / camera (spare batteries) there is  NO electricity in the camp / binoculars / slip slops for camp / Items of personal hygiene (toothpaste, towel etc)

To bring along in winter: Inner lining for your sleeping bag / mattress / warm jacket and clothing / beanie / extra socks / good shoes / slip slops for camp.

To leave behind (or switch off); Mobile phones, IPads or other electronic gear and music. Nature has its own music, symphony and concert all in one but with a million different players, allow time to listen to this harmony, the longer you give it the louder it will become, try and identify some of the sounds.

If you smoke please bring along a container to take back with you your cigarette butts. Please do not litter in anyway.

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