Welcome To Guarri Safari - Patensie - Baviaanskloof
Guarri Safari Offers A Guided Experience For The
Gamtoos Valley, Baviaanskloof And The Karoo
On weekdays, enjoy a visit to an irrigation farm in the fertile Gamtoos Valley and to a stock farm in the Karoo north of the Baviaans Wilderness area.
Baviaanskloof three day tour with Guarri Safaris.
Day 1: Permits and a packed lunch, juice, coffee / tea, drinking water and fruit included. No alcohol, but clients are welcome to bring their own.
We depart from Patensie at about 09h00, stop at the conglomerate rock profile of queen Victoria and then at the spot where the Gamtoos river begins. On the way we talk about farming in the Gamtoos valley and what time of the year which products are available.
The road changed to a gravel road taking us past Comdomo, the office and campsite of provincial parks, through the Grootriver Poort to the farming community Cambria.
After a permit check at the control point, we enter the Baviaans Wilderness Area enjoying the indigenous forest of Poortjies, crossing the same stream 12 times. The narrow mountain pass take us to Bergplaas where we stop to stretch our legs and maybe use the toilet.
The vegetation changed to fynbos and we can see different flowers at different times of the year. Lookout for the following game:
After passing the sign boards for Doodsklip - and Rooihoek campsites, we cross the Baviaans river for the first time and stop at Smits kraal to enjoy the picnic.
From here we travel another 2-3 hours to the guesthouse or cave, our accommodation for the two nights.
Day 2: Spend a full day in the Baviaans valley to hike in a kloof and hike Nuwekloof pass, visit rock art, visit Sewe Fontein Wild fig forest, enjoy rooster koek and tea at Vero's tearoom.
Day 3: Depart via Willowmore. Enjoy something from the menu in a coffee shop in Willowmore and check cell phone messages and calls. Start the journey back via Steytlerville and Uitenhage.