Visit the ‘Valley of the Baboons’ the Baviaanskloof, a world heritage site, where the landscape of the area is dominated by the Baviaanskloof and Kouga mountains. We go on a Game walk or Game drive in this fascinating wilderness area. We view the rich animal and bird life, learn about the many medicinal plants or search for the rare Willowmore cedar trees.
We visit the oldest village in the area, Hankey, where we stop at the largest Sundial in Africa and visit Sarah Baardman’s grave, a Khoikhoi woman born in the area in 1787 and coerced to leave South Africa as a human exhibition. We continue to a wildflower reserve overlooking the river gorge where we stop to view the flowers and the spectacular arch bridge.
After a short break in Port Elizabeth we continue to the Addo Elephant National Park where we immediately start our game viewing experience keeping an eye out for the many creatures on the plains and thickets where we overnight.
We then head towards the Kouga mountains to a remote lodge that has a powerful telescope for those who wish to view the dazzling components of our Solar system.
We visit a large rock overhang that governs a spiritual place of the early Bushmen clans of the area and a place where they left a legacy of rock art and a burial site for their dead.
This wilderness area is home to an unrivaled wealth of plant species, wild life, and geographical features.
If time permits we can continue a bit further into the valley to a fully productive 100-year-old Honey bush tea farm. Honey bush is a plant that grows naturally only here on the slopes of the Kougaberg and is recognised by among others, the Japanese, as a health tea for many hundreds if not thousands of years.
6 days of mountainous wilderness and majestic scenery coupled with gracious comfort in lodges for 5 nights.
Your adventure awaits!
Personalised South African Wildlife, Nature, Historical & Adventure Tours & Safaris with Alan, a guide for thirty-five years in South Africa, sharing with you, this land with its unique natural, cultural and historical diversity, unsurpassed in the modern world today. Host to some seriously authentic destinations, some in modern world-class cities while others are found in remote, hidden localities.