There are two ways to approach the Baviaanskloof
Kamerkloof GPS Coordinates
Latitude: -33.54405 South
Longitude: 23.98569 East
Studtis, Baviaanskloof Hartland
Closest airport to Kamerkloof
George Airport - 197km
Closest town is Willowmore - 77km
Entering from the Eastern side of the Baviaanskloof
Continue on the R332 through the Gamtoos valley from Patensie. The road will eventually become gravel. The journey to Kamerkloof can take anything up to 5 hours from Patensie. You will travel through some majestic scenery over 3 mountain passes and cross the Baviaanskloof River many times.
You will be asked a small fee per vehicle from Easter Cape Parks Board (ECPTA). But drive slowly and carefully and keep on your side of the road when going around corners. A high-clearance vehicle is needed for this route. In times of high water and flooding, a true 4X4 with a low range is needed. We will inform you if this is required before your departure.
At Kleinpoort there is a General Dealer. You can’t mistake the old Shell petrol sign outside. Kamerkloof is 7 kms from Kleinpoort. You will pass Saaimanshoek and see the rugby field on the right. The Kamerkloof entrance is directly opposite 'Babes se Winkel'. Look out for a brown and white sign "Kamerkloof, Baviaanskloof Hartland ” on your right.
Entering from the Western side of the Baviaanskloof
If you are travelling southwards on the N9 North of Willowmore enter Baviaanskloof using the dirt road 3kms south of Willowmore (R332). If you are travelling Northwards on the N9 from George, Oudtshoorn, De Rust or Uniondale take the Baviaanskloof/Vaalwater turn-off. This turnoff is approximately 30km North of Uniondale also on the N9. Do not use the Hartbeesrivier/Baviaanskloof turn-off from the N9. Once you have taken the Vaalwater turnoff, you travel for about 20 mins and will come to a T-junction. Turn left there, and travel for another 15 mins passing the Vaalwater Lodge before reaching another T-junction. A 'Willowmore-Baviaanskloof' sign. Turn right here to 'Baviaanskloof'.
Once you pass the sign for Beacosnek you will be entering the area we call the Studtispoort. Once you exit this poort you will pass a turnoff to your right to Sewefontein and perhaps have noticed a sign, ‘Sewefontein Gemeenskapsplaas’. Our entrance is about 300m from here, on the left. Our guest house sign and turn-off is directly opposite ‘Babes-se-winkel’. Look out for a brown and white sign “Kamerkloof, Baviaanskloof Hartland ” on your left.
Kamerkloof is 80 km on a dirt road, using either approach (the Vaalwater road or from Willowmore. It is situated at Studtis on the R332. The total journey time on the dirt road is approximately one and a half hours. 'Studtis' is found on any National or Google map.
Kamerkloof is located at the Western end of the Baviaanskloof allowing easy access for all types of vehicles from Uniondale and Willowmore.
Below is an indication of approximate travel times as well as a table with distances. Please note that this depends on stop times as well as the driver. Use it rather as the minimum time required to travel through the Baviaanskloof.
Approximate travel times and distance through the Baviaanskloof
Willowmore to Nuwekloof 44 km 35min
Willowmore to Studtis se Poort 78 km 1hr20min
Willowmore to Sandvlakte 98 km 1hr 45min
Willowmore to Geelhoutbos 108 km 2hrs
Willowmore to Doodsklip 135 km 2hr 30min
Willowmore to Patensie 197 km 5½ to 6 hrs
Kamerkloof to Reserve Gate: Approximately 20 min
Kamerkloof to Willowmore 80 Km 1hr30 min scenic drive
Read the below table according to your travel direction i.e. when traveling from Willowmore read the table from the bottom upwards. Accumulative distance in Kilometres:
Patensie to Willowmore Km Trip Km Willowmore to Patensie
Patensie to Andrieskraal 16 16 196.8 Andrieskraal to Patensie
Andrieskraal to Komdomo 24 8 180.8 Komdomo to Andrieskraal
Komdomo to Cambria 35 11 172.8 Cambria to Komdomo
Cambria to Poortjies 40.5 5.5 161.8 Poortjies to Cambria
Poortjies to Bergplaas 51.1 10.6 156.3 Berplaas to Poortjies
Bergplaas to Doodsklip 62.1 11 145.7 Doodsklip to Bergplaas
Doodsklip to Rooihoek 64 1.9 134.7 Rooihoek to Doodsklip
Rooihoek to Smitskraal 67.7 3.7 132.8 Smitskraal to Rooihoek
Smitskraal to Geelhoutbos 88.7 21 129.1 Geelhoutbos to Smitskraal
Geelhoutbos to Sandvlakte 98.7 10 108.1 Sandvlakte to Geelhoutbos
Sandvlakte to Klein Poort 118.7 14 98.1 Kleinpoort to Sandvlakte
Klein Poort to Studtis Poort 132.7 6 87 Studtis Poort to Kleinpoort
Studtis Poort to Makkedaat 147.2 28.5 78.1 Makkedaat to Studtis Poort
Makkedaat to Nuwekloof 159.2 12 49.6 Nuwekloof to Makkedaat
Nuwekloof to N9 190.8 31.6 37.6 Turnoff to Nuwekloof
N9 To Willowmore 196.8 6 6 Willowmore to Turnoff