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Kouga Baviaans Surf & Safari Country features Jeffreys Bay, St Francis Bay, Cape St Francis, Humansdorp, Hankey, Patensie, Baviaanskloof and is the southern gateway into the Baviaanskloof Mega Wilderness Reserve

Enjoy a day on the beach, explore the coastline, browse through a farm stall, have a meal at a country restaurant, experience the magic of long forgotten cultures, marvel at spectacular scenery or discover a real touch of wilderness on a guided or self drive tour into the Baviaans.  All of this is available right here in the Kouga Baviaans Surf and Safari Country.

Featured Accommodation (Click for More Info)

  • Milkwood Country Cottage
    Milkwood Country Cottage has unique charm and is situated in a village like no other St Francis Bay, gateway to the famed Garden Route, 1 hour away from Port Elizabeth. It is here you will come to enjoy time to yourself, time to unwind and rejuvenate. It’s here that time itself seems to take it’s pace from the lazy river meandering slowly into the Indian Ocean. You’re in a place of beauty, natural splendour and charm.
  • Tropical Eden Villas
    Patensie is the last stop before the Baviaanskloof and the first stop after it. For a stay with a touch of comfort before or after your Baviaans trip, Tropical Eden is the ideal place.
  • On The Beach Guesthouse
    On the Beach is a perfectly located luxury guesthouse with panoramic ocean views and doorstep beach access to house your romantic getaway, family holiday or business retreat.
  • Dune Ridge Country House
    Set in an extraordinary location on the outskirts of the picturesque village of St Francis Bay lies Dune Ridge Country House a family run estate that epitomizes tranquillity and charm. Surrounded by rich coastal fynbos, an abundance of birdlife and large gardens, this country house typifies comfort and charm without compromising service or attention to detail.
  • Tia Ghee Tented Camp
    The valley of the Gamtoos River in South Africa's malaria-free Eastern Cape is the western gateway to the Baviaanskloof Wilderness Area. Less than one hour's drive from Port Elizabeth and even less from Jeffrey's Bay, a short way from the village of Patensie en route to the Baviaanskloof, there lies a tranquil bush camp in thick indigenous forest offering tented accommodation - Tia Ghee. Tia Ghee is catered and fully equipped so as to make it as straightforward an experience as possible.
  • Baviaans Lodge
    Baviaans Lodge, bordering the World Heritage site of the Baviaanskloof dierctly, is an Eco-Wilderness Lodge Retreat, a stunning landscape of Wilderness, Forest and Kloofs, a true nature lovers getaway destination. Diversity of trees, shrubs, birds and plants, it is truly one of the most remote wilderness destinations of the Cape , yet accessible within hours from the R62, N2 Garden Route area and Port Elizabeth. Comfortable accommodation, superb meals and a wide range of natural outdoor activities are the hall marks of Baviaans Lodge.

Featured Attractions (Click for More Info)

  • Jeffreys Bay Surf Museum
    Jeffreys Bay is one of the top ten surfing destinations in the world, so to have a surf museum in this typically surf driven town was always a must. The museum is also about remembering the history of surfing and paying tribute to the many surfing pioneers and legends that have developed the sport over a span of several years. This is not only about the people and personalities but also about the evolution of the actual surfboard from wooden boards to the ultra light foam and glass fibre surfboards that exist today.
  • Frog Safari
    Join us for an evening of fun all in the name of frog conservation!
  • The Old Gamtoos River Bridge
    The old Gamtoos River bridge was opened in 1895 and replaced the pont that was used to cross the Gamtoos River since the mid 1800's.
  • Hankey Sundial
    The biggest sundial in Africa and the Southern Hemisphere is located just outside of Hankey. It was completed 1989, has a diameter of 34.6m and the gnomon is 18m high, and weighs one ton.
  • Humansdorp Museum
    The Humansdorp Museum, a cultural history museum, focuses on the growth and development of Humansdorp through its display of farming implements, bottles, shells, clothing and crockery. It also features a restored water mill.
  • Phillips Tunnel
    The Phillips Tunnel is the oldest irrigation tunnel in South Africa. Construction on the tunnel started in 1843 by William Phillip with the help of Khoi labourers and in just more than a year they completed the 228 meter tunnel by hand. The tunnel was used for over a century and has been declared a national monument.

Featured Activities (Click for More Info)

  • The Chokka Trail
    Enjoy four days of stunning coastline, sand dunes, tidal rivers, nature reserves and wetlands.
  • Gonjah 4x4 Route
    The exciting Gonjah 4 x 4 Route is a fabulous way to explore and discover the gorgeous area of the Gamtoos River Valley in the Eastern Cape. This area borders the Baviaanskloof region, which is one of this province’s most prized natural jewels and tourist attractions.
  • Wacky Wipeouts Sandboarding
    If you can stand , you can Sandboard ! Exciting fun on the beach at Marina Martinique. We have skilled instructors to teach you how to sandboard. Come and experience some thrilling fun on the sand!
  • Beach Dune Safari In Oyster Bay
    What could be better than a Beach Dune Safari, exploring Oyster Bay?! This phenomenal experience will take you through the coastal reserves and along dunes in a beach dune safari vehicle. Hold on and be blown away, by what Oyster has to offer.
  • Guarri Safaris
    Quarri Safaris offer Guided Tours or Guided Self-Drive Tours into the Baviaanskloof Wilderness Area, Gamtoos Valley and a Karoo farm. Tours are adjusted to meet your requirements.
  • Ride the J-Bay Buccaneer
    The Duckie is powered by 50cc Yamaha racing motor. The ride is great fun for all ages. 45 minutes ride - outings are subject to prevailing sea & wind.


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