Kleinrivier Wilderness  Verified Listing

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Property Type:   Guest Houses, Holiday Homes, Self Catering

Swimming Pool
Full Kitchen
Garden
Patio
Braai Area
Balcony
Linen
Stove
Fireplace
Child friendly
Microwave
Tea and coffee facilities
Dining Area
Fridge
No smoking
Situated in the picturesque Eastern Cape and sharing two borders with the Groendal Wilderness Area, Kleinrivier offers you the ideal escape from the pressures of city life. Redefine the word “tranquillity” as you explore pristine mountain fynbos, rest in the shade of riverine forests or stroll through Karoo tropical thicket . Be startled by the thunder of kudu breaking cover and amazed at how nimbly klipspringer leap from boulder to boulder.
Kleinrivier is a paradise for hikers, birders and those who simply want to escape other people for a while.We have not introduced any of the big five so it is safe to walk and explore our many trails on your own. The scenery in the Kleinrivier gorge is spectacularly beautiful and there are frequent pools to tempt you in on a hot summer day. If you are lucky you may encounter klipspringer, kudu or other game that we have introduced.
Accommodation options include lodges, chalets, tents and campsites, each entwined with nature, each offering a unique wilderness experience.

Property Facilities:
* Indoor Fireplace
* Braai/Barbecue
* Swimming Pool

Area Information:
Explore the remote Winterhoek mountains while experiencing the Karoo fauna and flora by simply walking in the opposite direction. The mountains are clad in this unique flora comprising literally thousands of different fynbos species. Five species of antelope occur naturally. Reptiles are king in this dry environment, most common are the 'Bloukop koggelmanders' which scuttle out of your way on the trails. The accommodation is ideal for birders; if you are not into exercise then just wait on your deck and the birds will come to you. For those with a little more energy there are a number of trails to explore and mountain pools to swim in.

In Room Facilities:
Each chalet has a well equipped kitchenette and is situated to make maximum use of the views across and up the Kleinrivier valley. We supply linen and towels so you only need to to bring food and clothes.

Attractions:
Things to do in and around Uitenhage:
* Blindekloof Walking Trails
* AutoPavilion Volkswagen SA
* Drostdy Museum
* Cuyler Manor Museum

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Conditions

Check in 13:00. Check out 10:00.
All rooms and tents are non-smoking.
Strictly NO PETS allowed.

Cancellation Policy Strict
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Reviews

melktart
28 May 2018

Kleinrivier Wilderness is stuck away in a valley in the middle of nowhere and is the brainchild, or perhaps the love affair of dedicated friends who want to preserve what we have and protect and nurture it. For an ex pat it is a return to the colours and smells of exploration as a child in the Eastern Cape bush or the vast vistas of the Karoo.
The paths that trail across this stunning landscape are not as easy as some would have it, unless you are used to boots, bush, water bottles and a hard slog. Which clearly I am not. So come prepared if you are not fit, to sweat and toil and get scratched and if you don’t like heights to cling to the sides of pathetically small drops wondering where to put your clumsy feet next.
The bush is old and dense in the gorges and each step seems to take you further back into plant history as you head towards the heights. There are pools and little trickles to give you cool water to wash your face and your feet and if you like to swim in. I drank from the fresh water whenever I could as the days were hot.
I was there when the butterflies filled the valley and I was surrounded by thousands of brown, gold and white soft wings as I toiled ever upwards hoping and failing to reach the plateaux.
Even half way towards the top the views are extraordinary with a huge deep blue sky and purple mountains hazed against the horizon. Peace can be found here if you take the time to sit and listen.
Dassiekrans accommodation is comfortable and a perfect oasis. The outside shower is a wonder to a burnt and aching body after hours spent climbing into the quiet.
This is someone’s paradise and we are lucky enough to be able to share it, so don’t hesitate to stay for at least a day or two, or more if you can.
Normally I don't give a five star rating easily as there are so many criteria that I take into account. But there were some things that I think helped tip Kleinrivier Wilderness into the five star category and not least of these was the friendliness of the staff and their willingness to provide some extra and necessary service to make my stay possible.

judyburrows
15 April 2018

Beautifully located tented camp in amongst indigenous trees. We did the Tierhout trail ages ranging from 7-70 yr if you don't have a head for heights take another route!! Beautiful swimming pools at the top of the kloof. Remember to pack extra matches and kitchen towels. Listen for the wood owl at night. Would recommend this camp for its peace and beauty

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