Game Reserve Karoo Bush Camp Steytlerville

Game Reserve Karoo Bush Camp Steytlerville

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Game Reserve Karoo Bush Camp Steytlerville

Baviaanskloof

Sandwiched between the Baviaans and Kouga mountain ranges, the Baviaanskloof Wilderness Area encompasses 180 000 hectares and is the third largest conservation area in South Africa. Built by Thomas Baines in 1880, the 140km road crosses the Groot Rivier north of Patensie and negotiates five hair-raising passes and numerous river crossings before ending at Nuwekloof Pass near Willowmore. The kloof is home to buffalo, mountain zebra, leopard and numerous other species but is most famous for its rugged and awe inspiring scenery. The Baviaanskloof lies to the south-west of Haaspoort and can be accessed by two routes. The SteytlervilleWillowmore is the longest in terms of kilometers. Allow 5 hours (255km) travel time between Haaspoort and Geelhoutsbos.

The alternative Grootrivierspoort - Elandsberge route is the more scenic route. The road winds through the valleys and passes of the Groot Winterhoek and Elandsberge mountain range and joins the main Baviaanskloof road just north of Patensie. Allow 3 hours (147km) travel time from Haaspoort to the entrance of the Baviaans Conservation Area.

Grootrivierspoort on the Grootrivierspoort - Elandsberge route is close enough to be a good morning/afternoon outing from Haaspoort. See the map below for directions.

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Addo Elephant National Park

The Addo Elephant National Park encompasses 160 000 hectares and stretches from the Sundays River mouth near Port Elizabeth to Darlington Dam near Waterford. The area around Addo Main Camp is the best game-viewing area. Elephant, black rhino, buffalo, hyena and lion abound. This area is approximately 100km from Haaspoort. From the R75 at Kleinpoort, travel to the Kirkwood turnoff. Follow the signposts past the town of Kirkwood.

The Darlington section of the park can also be accessed from Haaspoort (65km). Join the R75 at Kleinpoort and travel towards Graaff-Reinet. Take the Darlington Dam / Waterford turn-off to your right. Besides the attraction of the dam, there’s also an 85km 4X4 route that crosses the Zuurberg Mountain range and ends in the Kabouga section of the park near Kirkwood. Black rhino, hippo, kudu and baboon as well as interesting Valley Bushveld flora can be viewed. For more information and bookings contact the Addo Elephant Park on 042 233 0556. Bookings for the 4x4 route are essential.

Steytlerville

To experience the unique atmosphere of a sleepy Karoo town, a visit to Steytlerville is highly recommended. There are various hotels and guesthouses in Steytlerville which offer meals to visitors as well a real Kaya where you can have tea or lunch in the heart of the cleanest township in the Eastern Cape. Please note that booking in advance for meals at the various establishments are essential.

For more information on Steytlerville contact the Baviaans Information Office 049 835 0484.  


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Steytlerville's main street
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Warthog in Addo Park
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Victor or Lindsay Watson
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