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Baviaans Lodge - Activity details

All our outdoor activities at Baviaans Lodge listed in detail below

All activities in a list for you, what to do at Baviaans Lodge

  1. Adventure river rafting treks on Kouga River

  2. Fishing and swimming

  3. Kloofing outings

  4. Mountain biking activity

  5. Trail runs

  6. Birding activity

  7. Dendrological activity

  8. Botany activity

  9. Game tracking activity

  10. Geological feature activity

  11. Photography

  12. San Art

  13. Star Gazing

  14. Baviaans-Kouga4x4 Trail

  15. Tourism info

  16. Wilderness hikes

  17. Walks

  18. Downhill extreme mountain biking

1 ) Baviaans Lodge activities, Baviaanskloof adventure activities, river rafting treks on Kouga River

by Baviaans Lodge is an unique and special experience. We offer river rafting, not as a white water adventure, although at times it may be, if water levels are high and fast enough, but its intended to be an awesome wilderness experience. To be out on an inflatable, travelling down a watercourse which is mostly through the most stunning cliff type gorges you will find, is not your every day canoe outing ! Pre-booking for this is essential, groups from 2 to 8 maximum are guided by Rob on this journey of a lifetime, trips can vary from 1 to 5 days, depending on conditions and time constraints.

     

      BAVIAANSKLOOF FISHING AND SWIMMING ACTIVITIES,

at Baviaans Lodge we can offer this to you, in various forms, to enjoy. Our stream that flows out of the Kouga Mountains has the most remarkable Kloof. Not only is kloofing excellent, but there are also lovely rock swimming pools that offer relief from the hot summer days. There is nothing more relaxing and enjoyable than to take a picnic basket and disappear up the kloof for a day. Find yourself a crystal clear rock pool to relax next to, unwind and enjoy the peaceful and stunning surroundings, with a swim now and again to cool off from summer temperatures. Fishing both fly and bait is excellent in the Kouga and Baviaanskloof Rivers. The Kouga River is well stocked with bass and carp, not overfished by any means, pristine , remote fishing in virgin waters is what we offer.

   

      BAVIAANSKLOOF KLOOFING OUTINGS ACTIVITY

from Baviaans Lodge are some of the best to be found in the entire Baviaanskloof Area. The kloofs are stunning beyond words, absolutely pristine, untouched and remote. Clear bubbling mountain streams, kloof riverine forests, flowering plants, ferns and cycads too numerous to be listed on this page are found in abundance. Its a must if you are visiting Baviaans Lodge to enjoy a kloof outing.

   

      BAVIAANSKLOOF MOUNTAIN BIKING ACTIVITY,

Baviaans Lodge has a number of different trails for riding. Some bikers enjoy the extreme, we have it in both testing terrain as well as endurance distances to offer you. If  you are only interested in a relaxing ride, you can find one as well. There are a number of challenge rides that take place throughout the year, keep an eye on our news postings for event dates.

TRAIL RUNS

 are a new addition to the adventure activity list. Extreme endurance is the order of the day,  1 to 5 day runs are now part of the yearly calendar of events hosted in the area.

                 

                  Baviaans Accommodation Activities, Baviaans Lodge has it all.

  

  BAVIAANS ACTIVITY BIRDING,

Baviaans Lodge is as superb birding venue. Perennial water flow through the valley, with its indigenous forest, full of fruiting trees makes for a top class birding venue. From tweeters to our largest raptors, these are found here at Baviaans Lodge. We have recorded over 130 bird species at the Lodge. Come and add to this list.​​

       

        BAVIAANS DENDROLOGICAL ACTIVITY

outings , with over 100 indigenous tree species around Baviaans Lodge you will enjoy a walk of discovery through our forest and kloofs. The lodge is a unique seed and tree refuge, offering a seed base that is pristine and pure.Discover Baviaans Lodge, the Baviaanskloof accommodation lodge of choice for nature !

       

        BAVIAANS BOTANY ACTIVITY

and flora trails. the Baviaanskloof Area was proclaimed a World heritage  site on the strength of its plant and and natural flora diversity and beauty  .Baviaans Lodge represents a unique insight to this Heritage Area, situated on the Southern slopes of the Kouga Mountain range of the Baviaansklooof, it has a mix of fynbos, not easily found elsewhere. The Baviaanskloof Area boasts representation of 7 of South Africa's 8 Biomes as well as 53 plant types, including 3 Fynbos variants, making it an all year round Botany destination.

       

       BAVIAANS GAME TRACKING ACTIVITY,

is a special form of game viewing.Because of its mountainous nature, normal game viewing is not always easy. At Baviaans lodge, we will take you out and escort you on a game walk of difference.  We follow the spoor and droppings of animals to learn about them, their habits, what they prey on, and how they survive by being shy and secretive.

 

 Baviaanskloof Tourism, Kloof attractions, Baviaans Lodge will share with you.

       

BAVIAANSKLOOF AREA GEOLOGY

has some unique and interesting features. A lot of these features are visable around Baviaans Lodge. After the Gondwanaland era, erosion played a major role in the formation of the Landscape. High mountians produced enormous amounts of water erosion, flat plateaus where formed, evident throughout the area, termed the African Land Surface, with deep rifted valleys and kloofs between.

     

       BAVIAANSKLOOF PHOTOGRAPHY,

the outstanding natural beauty of the Baviaanskloof area, has attracted notable South African photographers , amongst them David Rogers, Richard van Ryneveld and others to produce stunning photography landscape pictures of the Baviaanskloof. Enjoy this experience, take time to stop and soak in the views as you travel through the area.

       

       SAN ART, CULTURAL LANDSCAPES OF THE BAVIAANSKLOOF.

The Baviaanskloof area is now recognized as one of the last outposts where the ancient San peoples took refuge from the encroaching settlement of South Africa by white settlers and brown tribes through the 1600 to 1800 period. We are privileged to be able to witness and preserve evidence of their stay in the area through their Rock art and shelters found in pristine condition throughout the Baviaanskloof.

     

      BAVIAANSKLOOF NIGHT LANDSCAPES, STAR GAZING

is becoming an increasing form of activity interest in the area. The natural formation of mountains produces night skies that are dark, bringing out the myriad of stars, galaxies and the Milky Way. At Baviaans Lodge, we are fortunate to boast a Celestron telescope with its own dedicated observatory .Enjoy this night time experience with us as a guest and view the splendours of the Baviaanskloof night sky.

Baviaans Accommodation Activity attractions found at  Baviaans Lodge.

         

BAVIAANS TOURISM ACTIVTY, THE BAVIAANS - KOUGA 4X4 TRAIL

plays an important role in helping to move tourists and visitors around the area. This 32 klm trail is the only other access route into the Baviaanskloof apart from Patensie and Willowmore entrances.

        

        BAVIAANS TOURISM ACTIVITIES,

walks, hikes are synonymous with the area as an attraction. 

At Baviaans Lodge, we offer informative nature walks of all descriptions, especially to the younger generation. Starting conservation awareness at an early ages is the best means of combating the ecology crisis facing the world today. We will take the kiddies out, show and explain to them the importance of our indigenous habitats.

       

       BAVIAANS ACTIVTY, WILDERNESS AND ENDURANCE HIKING,

found at Baviaans Lodge. This form of hiking activity is becoming ever more popular, as found in the Eden to Addo,  Mega hike from the coastal area of Tsitisikamma to the Addo National Park Area. You may not have the ability or time to share this experience but 1 to 3 day wilderness hikes are offered by Baviaans Lodge to give you a real taste of what being out in the Wilderness is all about.

     

        BAVIAANS ACTIVITY, ADVENTURE OFF ROAD BIKING

 is one of the fastest growing sports in South Africa. Baviaans Lodge is fortunate to be situated in the middle of some excellent off-road trails, linking the Baviaanskloof and Langkloof with numerous gravel road trails down and along the R 62, Willowmore and Steylerville areas.

CONTACT US AT BAVIAANS LODGE FOR ROUTE ADVICE IN THE AREA.

       

       BAVIAANS ADVENTURE DOWNHILL MOUNTAIN BIKING,

an extreme variant of this popular sport. Baviaans Lodge boasts some superb downhill sections for racing in the area, again ,contact us for some advice on distances and degrees of difficulty.

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Baviaans Lodge-special moments

Our wish is for every guest visiting us to enjoy a special moment, to make their visit unique and memorable, a life time memory of the Baviaans and Baviaans Lodge