Join us for this 8 day fun-filled journey of adventure, discovery, history and pass-driving as we take on 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 adventure kicks off in Knysna, where we will camp for the first evening and get to know each other a bit more. This is for sure the start of a great adventure, as we begin the next day exploring the hidden gems along the seven passes. Our campsite offers an abundance of activities for a nature lover. Tucked away between the Outenique and Tsitsikamma mountains this rustic bush camp next to a dam will give you a total sense of freedom. This is a fantastic and naturally beautiful place.
The next morning we leave this special place and stop at a coffee shop for some “moerse lekker” carrot cake and suveniours. We head north on the beautiful and challenging part of the pass, where every turn has a name… We take the back roads to the Baviaans. We will setup camp and explore our new surroundings.
As we venture deeper into the Baviaans over the next two days, we will endure some of the greatest passes Baviaans has to offer, while camping at different sites, providing the ultimate wilderness experience.
Our last two days will be spent exploring the Addo National Park and it’s wildlife scenaries.
Thousands of spectacular views of the valleys and other breathtaking natural features will be seen by you on this journey.
Our routes, rich in information, history, and folklore, will provide a once-in-a-lifetime 4x4 experience.
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?
START – Knysna
END – Addo National Park
Total Kilometers of tour:
+- 633 km.
4x4 with good ground clearance.
Equipped with standard tires.
Fuel range of approx. 500km.
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.