Streching from the fynbos covered peaks of the Klein Winterhoek mountains to
the karoo thicket, Kleinrivier is bisected by two rivers, each cutting a deep
gorge through the mountains. It is here that emerald mountain pools lie in the
shade of tall tierhout and forest elder trees. A multitude of raptors cruise the
towering cliffs in search of an unwarry dassie(rock rabbit).
This is the wilderness that we invite you to explore while staying in one of our uniquely positioned self-catering camps or lodges (catering optional at some). The tented camp is easily accesible to all vehicles. But please note that access to the mountain lodge is only by 4x4 or by foot.
Kleinrivier is only 70km from Port Elizabeth and is bordered on two sides by the Groendal wilderness area.
The mountains and gorges provide plenty of challenges for those driving a 4x4 or you could put on your HIKING boots and tackle one of many NATURE TRAILS. The most popular activity is to simply RELAX on your deck and wait for the wildlife to come to you, BIRDERS can expect a feast of variety.
The TWO GORGES OVERNIGHT TRAIL will lead you up the Kleinrivier to overnight in STONE MOUNTAIN LODGE before descending the Palmietrivier past stunning pools and waterfalls. The adventurous can head for Springat where you can jump from dizzy heights into this 6m deep pool.
If time allows you can go in search of game, there are also a number of unique plants including cycads and the bizare olofantspoot (diosorea elephantipes). Many trees and other plants have been labelled for you information.
Your accommodation options include BLACK EAGLE CAMP where you will awaken to a chorus of forest birds. This comfortable camp is a 5 minute walk from the parking at the entrance to the Kleinrivier gorge, but once in camp you will forget that the rest of the world exsists. 8 guests can be accommodated in 4 spacious, carpeted double tents. Only one party is booked into Black Eagle at a time.
Alternatively you could head up the mountains to Kleinrivier's flagship lodge - STONE MOUNTAIN LODGE. Built from local stone and as much glass as we could accommodate. Here you will have 180 degree views across the Karoo while you swim in the pool with the best view in the Eastern Cape or snuggle up around a roaring log fire.Your party will have sole use of the lodge. Stone Lodge sleeps 7 in one double bedroom and 5 single beds in annexures off the main living area. Please note that the lodge is
Turn Left onto the COCKSCOMB road (gravel) 11.8km after the UITENHAGE NORTH exit.
Follow this road for 22km and turn left again at the KLEINRIVIER sign.
Follow this farm road through 6 gates as it swings left to Kleinrivier.
The roads to the Black Eagle tented camp is suitable for all vehicles but Stone Mountain Lodge is only accessible by foot or 4x4.