Gonjah Chalet, campsite and 4x4 route is set amongst lush indigenous forest just 9km north of Patensie in the delightful Gamtoos River Valley, known as the Eastern Gateway to the Baviaanskloof. With idyllic rural surroundings, Gonjah Chalet and Campsite offer the perfect accommodation choice for anyone looking to get ‘back to nature’ in this stunning region of South Africa.
Gonjah is also home to two excellent 4x4 routes that take you on an adventure through the glorious countryside where you stand a good chance of spotting a variety of South African wildlife including Nyala, Bushbuck and the elusive Knysna Loerie to name a few...
The chalet is fully equipped for self catering and is set among beautiful indigenous forest at the heart of a tranquil valley or ‘kloof’. There are two small bedrooms, one with a double bed and the other with two single beds sleeping 4 guests.
Gonjah Chalet has one bathroom with a shower, basin and toilet. There is a fireplace in the lounge to keep you warm on colder evenings. There is electricity, and gas facilities to add to a real back to nature experience, in a fully equipped kitchen.
The open wooden deck is a great spot for whiling away the evenings, listening to the sounds of the bush around you whilst enjoying a braai (BBQ) and a few drinks. Braai facilities are provided.
The campsite at Gonjah is delightfully set next to a gently flowing mountain stream, surrounded by towering Yellowwood trees. There are basic facilities on site including a shower and flush toilet. Water for the shower is heated from the newly added gas geysers, and there is electricity.
Gonjah is home to two 4x4 routes that make for a great activity, one that the Baviaanskloof region is famous for. The shorter 4x4 route at Gonjah is 12km long and takes around three hours to complete and the longer route is 20km, taking approximately five hours from start to finish. Both of Gonjah’s 4x4 routes take you through a wide variety of South African bush or veld and you will see a range of flora and fauna from indigenous fynbos and aloes in the mountains to lush forest in the valleys or kloofs.
Climbing to 570m at its highest point and offering stunning views of the valley and the Cockcomb mountain, the scenery really is breathtaking. Those enjoying the 4x4 routes also have a very good chance of spotting a wide variety of native wildlife including, Nyala, Bushbuck, Rooibuck (Impala) and birds such as the famous Knysna Loerie, Hawks and Eagles, so it’s well worth remembering the binoculars!
Other Activities include
Excellent hiking is available around the chalet and in the area.
Fresh water fishing nearby in the Gamtoos River.
Cycling Trails are close by.
Hankey golf course is just 15km away.
10 minute drive to Tolbos Country Shop and Restaurant.
Please contact your hosts Carin and Hetsie Scheepers at Gonjah directly for bookings & enquiries.