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Fynbos Protea in Krugerskop-Kloof mountains

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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 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.


Route Description
Krugerkop-Kloof Bushcamp is situated 200 meters pass the Baviaanskloof Wilderness Area | Eastern Entrance, surrounded by mountains, at the foot of Combrink's mountain pass, 20 km into the reserve from the Komdomo entrance. On the web site go to the Location section for an area map. The Eastern sector is the most beautiful and spectacular section of the route and includes the area between Komdomo and Geelhoutbos.


From Port Elizabeth
Travelling from Port Elizabeth on the N2 towards Cape Town, take the Baviaanskloof/Gamtoosvallei/Hankey off-ramp, 1 km after the dual carriageway narrows down to a single lane. Drive through Loerie, Hankey and Patensie. About 23 km after you have passed through Patensie, the tarmac ends. From this point the road surface becomes gravel and for the next 20 km., past Komdomo on the left, which is the Eastern Entrance to the Baviaanskloof, the road follows a winding path through the “Groot Rivier Poort” into the Cambria valley and from there on leading to the Baviaanskloof Wilderness Area Eastern Gate Entrance, 300 meters after the Eastern Entrance turn right at the Krugerskop-Kloof sign.

From Cape Town (Via the N2 Humansdorp, Hankey/Patensie)
Travelling from Cape Town towards Port Elizabeth on the N2, take the Hankey/Patensie off-ramp at Humansdorp, turn left towards Hankey. In Hankey at the stop sign turn left on the R332 towards Patensie. From this point follow directions as described in the previous paragraph.

From Uniondale/Willowmore (N9)
From the Baviaanskloof  turn-off from the N9, follow route R332 (T1) towards Nuwekloof Pass, which forms the Western entrance to the Baviaanskloof. The distance from Nuwekloof Pass to Krugerskop-Kloof and Cambria, is approximately 122 km. and about 6-7 hours driving time. The road leads through Studtis, Sandvlakte, past Coleskeplaas, Geelhoutbos, Rooihoek and Doodsklip onto the plateau at Bergplaas. From here for the next 13 km. there is a steep and winding descend down Combrink's Pass into the "Poortjies Valley" and Krugerskop-Kloof signboard and turn-off on the left hand side of the road.

GPS Coordinates
Krugerkop-Kloof Bushcamp: S 33º 39' 35.50" / E 24º 32' 26.58"


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  Otoniqua 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. A copy of the Baviaanskloof Bird Checklist can be obtained from the Krugerskop-Kloof office situated at Donkiekloof, Onverwags Farm or to receive a copy in .pdf file format please send us an email or complete the contact form below.

Krugerskop-Kloof Office Location

R332, Onverwags Farm


Cambria Valley

6335, Eastern Cape

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