Did you know?
An adult female Cape Leopard, which can be spotted in the Red Cederberg mountain range in baviaanskloof, only weighs 20 kg?
The Bakkrans Cave is naturally carved into the most enchanting part of the Baviaanskloof Mountains of the Eastern Cape.
The campsite is located beneath a dramatic cliff overhang in a gorge close to the road and with easy access to parking. Here, you don't need a tent – you just sleep in the open.
The site is equipped with gas and paraffin lamps, built-in braai, hot and cold shower and flush toilet, mattresses, and cooking utensils. It can accommodate up to 15 people. The owners only allow one group in at a time, so privacy is assured.
All that you need to bring along are food, clothes and sleeping bags – meals are provided on request.
Bakkrans is a unique base for hiking, bird viewing, climbing, game viewing and looking at rock art.
There are also 4x4 trails to satisfy all comers.
At Kleinpoort, less than 1km away, you will find petrol, diesel, ice, a liquor store and a general dealer stocking all necessities.
Bakkrans also offers trophy hunting in season.
There is a lot to see and experience in the Baviaanskloof, especially for nature lovers. This rugged and pristine terrain abounds with birds and plant and flower spotting, and is home to some 27 endangered Cape mountain zebras and the protected Cape leopard.
The Baviaanskloof is a remote wilderness in the southern reaches of the Eastern Cape and part of a World Heritage Site called the Cape Floristic Region. The roads into this great complex of mountain passes, valleys, gorges and vast spreads of fynbos are marginal at best – and to be traversed only by four-wheel-drive vehicles.