Top Accommodation in the Baviaanskloof

Top Accommodation in the Baviaanskloof

A trip to the Baviaanskloof area is a real adventure. The region is located between the Baviaanskloof Mountains to the north and the Kouga Mountains on the south side, in the Eastern Cape. Derived from the Dutch for the ‘valley of baboons’, visitors can look forward to amazing scenery and plenty of wildlife.  We have sourced some Top Accommodation in the Baviaanskloof.

The Baviaans is the ideal destination to escape the hustle and bustle of the city, whilst enabling you to be immersed with the natural environment. With no cell phone signal, visitors can enjoy a tranquil visit. The Baviaans has been declared a World Heritage Site and has a large variety of natural ecosystems. The region is home to seven of South Africa’s eight biomes.

Visitors to the Baviaanskloof have a number of outdoor activities to look forward to, such as hiking, 4×4 trails and game hunting to name but a few. Whilst exporing all that the region has to offer, visitors can also look forward to a number of Top Accommodation in the Baviaanskloof to choose from, such as guest houses, lodges, country houses and guest farms.

Kamerkloof-Accommodation Type-Four Star Guest House

Top Accommodation in the Baviaanskloof

Kamerkloof is a place of rejuvenation, beauty and harmony within the Baviaanskloof. This four star accommodation has a number of options for visitors to choose from, such as the Baviaanskloof Landhuis, Studtis Huis, Olive Tree Cottage and Die Wildedriufhuisie. Their range of accommodation establishments were built in the mid-19th to early 20th century. This sense of history is found throughout their range, whilst being fully restored over time. Two of their accommodation options are self-catering only and visitors to their remaining two establishments can purchase farm-styled meals from Kamerkloof.

Kamerkloof earns its credentials for being a Top Accommodation establishment in the Baviaanskloof. The accommodation is located on an olive farm and their main output is olive oil production. A number of outdoor activities are available for visitors to choose from upon their stay. Donkey cart rides, Anglo-Boer trails, mountain biking and olive oil tastings are a few of the numerous activities they have on offer. The Kamerkloof management team do their upmost to maintain and enhance the area’s biodiversity.

Telephone:  049 839 1008. Make a reservation, click here.  Get there, click here.  Find out more, click here.

Sederkloof-Accommodation Type-Four Star Lodge

Top Accommodation in the Baviaanskloof

The Sederkloof Lodge  is an ultimate Baviaans getaway and has an ethos of tranquillity instilled. The lodge consists of six luxury stone and glass hideaways in the mountains. This establishment also has a communal lounge and dining areas as well as pool and bar facilities. Each of their chalets are located at the edge of a gorge and thus allows for privacy as well as spectacular views throughout. A large outdoor deck area is a great place to sit back and unwind, whilst enjoying sundowners and the mountain range.

Visitors can look forward to fine dining during their visit to the Sederkloof Lodge. Full board meal services are offered by this four star establishment. The team take pride in sourcing local ingredients that when prepared; make for a uniquely South African dining experience. A number of outdoor excursions can be organised through this establishment which makes for a great all round stay. The Sederkloof Lodge is definitely considered to be a Top Accommodation in Baviaanskloof.

Telephone:  087 700 4330. Make a reservation, click here.  Get there, click here.  Find out more, click here.

Baviaanskloof Lodge-Accommodation Type-Three Star Country House

Top Accommodation in the Baviaanskloof

Spectacular scenery and a tranquil stay is expected at the Baviaanskloof Lodge. Visitors can expect warm hospitality and pampering during their stay. Baviaans Lodge has six cottages available, three natural stone cottages that have two bedrooms, two natural stone cottages with one bedroom and one Mountain Kloof farm cottage with two bedrooms. All of their cottages have been constructed with natural stone and have fireplaces in the bedrooms to ensure you stay warm during the cold nights. Visitors can expect dinner, bed and breakfast services upon their stay.

A cosy lounge with a fireplace offers a chance for people to snuggle by the fire and socialise with each other. The dining area offers seating for up to 25 people or more, where you can enjoy a delicious breakfast to start your day and 3 course country-style dinners. Baviaans Lodge offers fun and thrilling 4×4 adventure tours and 2×4 trails. The travel route is a unique combination of 2×4 driving to the Lodge and crossing the mighty Kouga Mountain range, followed by a trip into the heart of the Baviaanskloof via the Baviaans-Kouga 4×4 trail. Read more here…

Telephone:  084 616 0056. Make a reservation, click here.  Get there, click here.  Find out more, click here.

Zandvlakte-Accommodation Type-Guest Farm

Top Accommodation in the Baviaanskloof

The Zandvlakte Guest Farm is known for its sense of serenity and laid back way of living. Visitors can enjoy the rural late nights around the fire, bird watching, going on a walk or even looking up at the starry sky during their stay. This Baviaanskloof accommodation is located halfway between Willowmore and Patensie in the Eastern Cape.

Zandvlakte is an operational farm within the Baviaanskloof Hartland Private Game Reserve and offers accommodation within their fully restored buildings. These buildings date back to as early as 1811. This establishment offers both fully equipped self-catering accommodation as well as bed and breakfast services for visitors. Communal dinners are served in the main homestead and allows for strangers to become friends.

Telephone:  049 8391002. Make a reservation, click here.  Get there, click here.  Find out more, click here.


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Our team of journalists are seasoned travels and love visiting the myriad of exciting places around South Africa.  Whether it is off the beaten track or in the heart of the top attractions of the country, we’ll be there,

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So what is the right accommodation?  Well more often than not, it’s your travel budget that dictates the type of accommodation that you choose. 

Expensive is not always better.  Our team at Home Food and Travel will tell you that they have camped in areas with limited ablutions and had a wonderful holiday.  They have also spent a night in a five star hotel only to be disappointed because their expectations exceeded the experience.

The reason for your travels will also affect your choice.  A business trip requires different amenities to a beach holiday. 

Our articles, reviews and experiences can certainly help you make your decision.

Restaurants with a good mix of service, food and ambiance

To my mind a great restaurant offers three things – excellent service, great food and a wonderful ambiance.  Of these, service is the most important. 

No matter that the food is delicious and the setting delightful, poor service can ruin the occasion.  However, great service combined with mediocre meal and a plane jane restaurant can still be a pleasant night out.

We’ve eaten in restaurants that are really dirty but with incredible food and couldn’t help but give a rave review.  We’ve also hardly noticed what we ate because the setting was just amazing.

However, the best restaurants come with the best of service, food and ambiance.

Spas are the ultimate relaxation aid

How do you know when you have had a great spa experience?  The answer, of course, is when you doze off on the treatment table. 

Well that’s our theory anyway.  It also doesn’t take a grand location with enormous facilities for a spa to be really good

A small, personal spa that is owner run can result in the best massage you have ever experienced.  However, the grand spas in five star hotels offer unsurpassed facilities in an environment that just makes the stress in your shoulders and neck melt away before you even finish checking in.


You don’t have to be an adrenaline junky to enjoy an exciting experience.  In fact, what are commonly termed adventure activities usually have incredibly high safety standards and unblemished safety records.

Ziplining, bungy jumping and shark cage diving are all very safe.  It’s just that our mind tells us we are craaazzzzyyyy to be doing this.

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