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Baviaanskloof Tourist Information

Mission Statement

The purpose of the Information Center, situated in Cambria at the Baviaanskloof Lodge, is to provide prospective tourists to the Baviaanskloof with first hand tourist related information. Over the past years of service to the tourist, the Center has handled thousands of enquiries world wide. We are partners in the conservation initiative of the Baviaanskloof Mega-reserve and our goal is to contribute towards the development of the conservation economy of the area to include the upliftment of the local communities.

Important Notes

Road Conditions / Traveling Time: The road (R332) through the Baviaanskloof is a narrow, steep, gravel surfaced, winding road, through breathtaking mountainous terrain. The distance between Komdomo at the Eastern entrance, to Willowmore in the West, is approximately 203 km. The traveling time however, is 6 to 8 hours. It is advisable to make enquiries beforehand regarding road conditions as well as suitable vehicle type. Presently the stretch of road between Cambria and Geelhoutbos can only be accessed with a 4x4 or other "High-rider" type of vehicle.


The Baviaanskloof is becoming an increasingly popular tourist destination. To avoid disappointment and consequent inconvenience, plan your visit and make your bookings well in advance.


There is no shopping facilities or refuel points in the Baviaanskloof Wilderness Area. Whether you are entering the reserve from the Western or Eastern side, do your shopping and refueling before entering the reserve.


Permits are required for all recreation sites under the jurisdiction of the Eastern Cape Parks Board.