My article for Leisure Wheels in August 2012 was on the Baviaanskloof, an Eastern Cape park that is one of the most diverse places on earth, and a real adventure for 4x4ers and nature lovers.
My column for the Cape Times in March 2012 was on the rugged and remote Baviaanskloof mountains, an Eastern Cape park that is one of the most biodiverse places on earth.
Do you know which is the third-largest nature reserve in South Africa, after Kruger National Park and Kgalagadi Transfrontier Park?
Would you ever guess its Baviaanskloof? I wouldn’t have thought so either, but this 210 000 hectare reserve is under rated and generally misunderstood by the public. Check where it is on Google Maps Read more »
I spent the whole day today exploring the Baviaanskloof Nature Reserve. It's a very rugged area, and the road either follows the river bed, traversing the water several times, or it ascends the mountains over several passes. The most beautiful is Grasnek Pass, with great views over the valley. A huge thunderstorm moved just west of the reserve, but no rain fell here! In the morning it was really hot,
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The Baviaanskloof (“valley of baboons”) is a narrow valley in the Eastern Cape about a hundred kilometres inland from the southern coast of South Africa. To get here, I drove from Plettenberg Bay on the coastline of the Indian Ocean, over Prince Alfred’s pass through the Outeniqua Mountains.
It was rainy in Plett, and the pass was covered in mist and fog. As soon as I passed over the Outeniquas however, the sky cleared. And the landscape changed too. From the moist forests on the coast, the
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