The Baviaans Camino
The Baviaanskloof Mountain Range lies to the north of the greater St Francis area, and on a good day the majestic Cockscomb, the highest point in the Eastern Cape is clearly visible. A lessor known fact is that this UNESCO World Heritage Site is a mere hours’ drive from the greater St Francis area, another area waiting to be explored by foot…We are in the process to finalise a long distance slackpacking hike through the Baviaanskloof, starting on the Patensie side at Glencoe, and finishing in the Kareedouw area.
This is approximately a distance of 140km that one will be able to do in 8 days, however, a shorter distance of 60km or 80km will also be available.
The route will start at Glencoe and cross the first hill to Bergplaas, where we will sleep in the ECPTA’s rest camp. The next day we will follow the road down Combrinck’s pass, and camp at Doodsklip. From here we will travers the remainder of the Wilderness Area, and sleep at Geelhout.
From Doornkloof we will turn left towards the sea, cross the Kouga and Langkloof Mountain range, our accommodation is in mud huts, in tents, in an old school and a B&B.
Hikers will only carry their day pack and luggage will be transported. A good meal will await you at the camp site, and breakfast and lunch pack is included.
Watch this space for more details… the route will open in February 2017. Our own Baviaans Camino.