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An unspoiled gem of the Eastern Cape!

 

 

The major attraction is the Baviaanskloof Nature Reserve and Wilderness Area comprising of approximately 300 000 ha. of unspoiled natural beauty which offers a unique and memorable wilderness experience. Other attractions in the Cambria area is the magnificent specimen of Outeniqua Yellowwood who's age is estimated to be in excess of 800 years. An ancient Cycad believed to be more than 3000 years can be found at the top of the towering viewpoint offering a panoramic view over the Cambria valley dominated by the majestic 1561 m. high Mac Mountain in the North-East.

Cambria Valley Baviaanskloof

The Cambria valley, boxed in by the magnificent Baviaanskloof and Kouga mountain ranges, forms the gateway to the Baviaanskloof Nature Reserve and Wilderness Area. The name Cambria, apparently Welsh for the country of Wales, was bestowed on the area by an earlier visitor who was struck by its resemblance to his homeland. The area with its pristine natural forests, fynbos and valley bushveld, offers excellent eco-recreational opportunities.

Recreation Activities

The Baviaanskloof Wilderness Area and the Cambria area in the Baviaanskloof offers excellent opportunities for outdoor recreation activities. Some of the most popular include, Mountain Hiking, Mountain Biking, Bird Watching, Game Viewing, Nature Walks and 4x4 Trails.

Bushcamp & Hiking

The unspoiled natural Campsite is situated in the Krugerskop-Kloof on private property, stretching inside the Baviaanskloof Nature Reserve | Eastern Entrance/Gate. A casual hiking trail follows the flow of the Krugerskop-Kloof mountain stream under a densely covered canopy of yellowwood, wild fig, forest nuxia, and milkwood. Enjoy the tranquil and peaceful surroundings of this magnificent bird and animal life. Birds such as the well-known Knysna Loerie and the delightful white-crested eagle can be viewed. 

Farmstay Cottage

Witrivier Farmstay is situated within a private and peaceful picturesque setting on a working citrus and goat farm in the Cambria Valley just 2km from the Baviaanskloof Nature Reserve | Eastern Entrance/Gate. The fully equipped cottage located in Loerie-Kloof at the foot of the mountain between the lush citrus orchards. The cottage is fully equipped with an open plan kitchen and lounge area and 2 air-conditioning units. The unit sleeps a maximum of 5 people. The master bedroom has a queen bed, the spare room has two single beds and a third bed is available in the old utility room. Bedding and towels are provided. There is a lovely Braai (Barbeque) facility in the garden.

Fine Art

Matthew Calitz is a self-taught fine artist specialising in landscape paintings in the style of Naturalistic and expressionistic Realism. His predominant educational influence was from 6 months full-time working in the studio of well-known South African landscape artist Paul Munro. Influence from the old masters includes, Da Vinci's 'Sfumato'; John Constable's scenes, JS Sargent's expresionism; Diego Velazquez's composition and Rembrandt's mood & colour.

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