Join us for this 7-day fun-filled 4x4 adventure as we take on the more challenging routes of the Baviaans mountains with their uniquely spectacular vistas. Unlock the thrill of navigating through challenging terrain and exploring new places. This tour offers a sense of freedom and escape from the routine of daily life, allowing us to experience the great outdoors in a unique way.
We'll travel some fantastic off-the-beaten-path routes, cross impressive mountain passes, meander through verdant woods, and see some incredible animals!
Tour text information
The Baviaanskloof Wilderness Area starts about 90km of Port Elizabeth, and it has long been considered a region of exceptional beauty. The area, which includes the Baviaanskloof Nature Reserve, is a strong drawcard for off-road travellers whising to immerse themselves in a mountain wilderness.
The Word Baviaanskloof, although derived from the Dutch “valley of baboons”, is associated with pristine nature, narrow gorges with flowing streams, steep mountain passes, vast plains with waving grasslands and views of unspoilt wilderness. Nature has taken its course over thousands of years to create what is today universally recognised as the Baviaanskloof World Heritage Site.
Our journey begins at Addo, where we will set up camp for the first night, get to know one another better, and talk about the adventure that awaits us the following day.
We head out for a lengthy and exciting journey after an early breakfast. We have a long and busy day ahead of us as we travel to the Baviaans. Today's journey will take us through several river crossings and some fun filled 4x4 driving.
The next morning, after spending our first night in the Baviaans, we will set out on a series of passes to reach our second campsite. We will stop along route and have something to eat and explore the area before reaching our campsite.
On days three & four we will be testing our 4x4 vehicles capabilities and our driving skills. We explore 4x4 trails with difficulty ratings ranging from level 2 to 4. The fourth trail is not for the faint-hearted, this trail is 8km long that goes up the mountains with spectacular views.
After a jam packed and fun filled two day we head off on another 4x4 trail towards our next campsite. This trail offers another escape from the Baviaans over the Kouga mountain range. Not particularly strenuous, the trail is rated as a ‘2’ in difficulty, and majors on breathtaking mountainous scenery with views all the way to St Francis Bay and the Outeniqua Mountains on a clear day.
After spending some time in the pool and sitting around the campfire sharing and talking about the last couple of days 4x4 driving and breathtaking views, we head off to our last days 4x4 adventure. Today we will make our way to the coast line where we will spend our last day having some 4x4 fun.
Tour Price Includes
Park Entry Fees if camping in a park
Morning Coffee with rusks
2 Bags of wood per night
Two-way radios for in-vehicle-communication
Experienced Guide & Advanced 4x4 Driving Instructor
Tour Price Excludes
4x4 Vehicle Hire
Park Entry Fees of parks where we do not camp.
Frequently asked questions
Where does the tour start and end?
Where does the tour start and end?
START – Addo
END – Oysterbay
Total Kilometers of tour:
+- 467 km.
4x4 with good ground clearance.
Equipped with standard tires.
Fuel range of approx. 750km.
Fuel is readily available, advisable to carry extra fuel.
Features accessible recovery points, securely attached to the chassis.
Trailers / Caravans:
Camping Trailers & Offroad Caravans.
Own camping equipment is required.
Fridge/Freezer and cooking/braai accessories.
Ground tents / Rooftop tents welcome.
Some campsites may lack comprehensive ablution facilities, so it is essential to be self-sufficient in these situations.