Boosmansbos Wilderness Area

Boosmansbos is a large section of wilderness adjacent to the Grootvadersbosch Nature Reserve. It is located about 30 km west of Swellendam in the Langeberg mountain range.

The vegetation at Boosmanbos is a mixture of indigenous hardwood forest along the lower slopes and mountain fynbos at higher elavations. The rugged mountains attract a number species of eagle and other birds of prey. Nearly 200 bird species have been recorded.

The Boosmansbos Hiking Trail is a 64 km network of unmarked paths that criss-cross the area. Only 12 hikers are permitted in the area per day so reservations are essential. The terrain is very rugged, and the weather can be unpredictable, hikers are advised to come well prepared with maps and appropriate gear.

ATTRACTIONS & ACTIVITIES AT BOOSMANSBOS WILDERNESS AREA:
- wilderness hiking trails
- bird watching

SUMMARY OF WILDLIFE & FLORA:
Mammals: baboon, dassies, grey rhebok, klipspringer, grysbok, mongoose, genet
Vegetation: stinkwood, yellowwood, candlewood, white alder, red alder, beech

DIRECTIONS TO BOOSMANSBOS WILDERNESS AREA:
- from Stellenbosch follow N2 eastward for 10 km
- turn left onto the R324 and head north towards Barrydale
- after 15 km turn right onto the R322
- after about 12 km turn left into the Groovaterbosch reserve

Nearby Listings

Sleeps: 10 in 5 units/rooms

Kleindoorn Guest House

Self Catering House, Cottage, Chalet Accommodation in Barrydale

14.2km North of center of Boosmansbos Wilderness Area

Kleindoorn Guest House is a typical Karoo farmhouse dating back to 1834. This self catering accommodation sleeps up to 10 people.

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Sleeps: 12
From R 1 000,00
Per unit, per night.

Oumas Villa

Self Catering House, Cottage, Chalet Accommodation in Heidelberg, Garden Route

15.6km South East of center of Boosmansbos Wilderness Area

Oumas Vila is a large 6 bedroomed house and can sleep up to twelve people. We do not hire it out to more than one party of people at the time. The house is situated in a quite part of town in historical Fourie street. The herritage foundation ...

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Waterkloof Guest House

Bed & Breakfast Accommodation in Witsand

34.9km South of center of Boosmansbos Wilderness Area

Waterkloof Guesthouse, a free range ostrich farm, is situated in the scenic vastness of the Southern Cape, near Swellendam and Heidelberg. A few minutes drive will take you to the holiday town of Witsand with its superb beach and fisherman's paradise

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Sleeps: 12 in 6 units/rooms

Guesthouse LaRachelle

Bed & Breakfast Accommodation in Swellendam

40.8km South West of center of Boosmansbos Wilderness Area

Swellendam, nestling below the majestic Langeberg mountain range, is the historical heart of the Overberg with many fine examples of early Victorian and Cape Dutch architecture.

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Sleeps: 30 in 5 units/rooms
From R 400,00
Per person, per night sharing.

Tides River Lodge

Self Catering House, Cottage, Chalet Accommodation in Malgas

41.9km South of center of Boosmansbos Wilderness Area

Tides offers three self catering cottages and one Boathouse all are right on the banks of the river and have stunning views, verandahs and braai areas. Bedrooms have Queen size beds, 100% cotton linen. Kitchens are fully equipped.

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Sleeps: 8 in 4 units/rooms

Witsand Beachfront Selfcatering Accommodation

Self Catering Apartment, Flatlet Accommodation in Witsand

42.2km South East of center of Boosmansbos Wilderness Area

Beachfront Selfcatering Accommodation situated in Witsand offers a big house with various groundfloor units, Right in front of the house is the beach.

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Witsand Self catering Cottage

Self Catering House, Cottage, Chalet Accommodation in Witsand

42.6km South of center of Boosmansbos Wilderness Area

This gracious 3-bedroomed self catering home is situated on the Northern bank of the Breede River at Port Beaufort. It is 1km upstream from the mouth at Witsand.

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Sleeps: 30 in 4 units/rooms
From R 600,00
Per unit, per night.

Koensrust Sea Farm

Self Catering House, Cottage, Chalet Accommodation in Vermaaklikheid

42.7km South East of center of Boosmansbos Wilderness Area

Koensrust Sea Farm is a beautiful seaside private getaway rich in wildlife and scenery along the south cape coast just 3,5 hours from Cape Town. It offers accommodation in 4 rustic self-catering options spread across the farm, each with its own...

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Meurant Self-Catering

Self Catering House, Cottage, Chalet Accommodation in Riversdale

42.7km East of center of Boosmansbos Wilderness Area

Meurant Self-Catering Cottage situated in Riversdale, Heidelberg right off the N2. Sleeps up to 6 guests. Lounge is equipped with a flat screen, selected DStv channels, kitchen - fully equipped, outside braai...

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Sleeps: 30 in 4 units/rooms
From R 600,00
Per unit, per night.

The Beach Shack

Self Catering House, Cottage, Chalet Accommodation in Vermaaklikheid

44.0km South East of center of Boosmansbos Wilderness Area

The Beach Shack is a small simple fisherman's holiday cottage situated right on the beach on a coastal farm on the South Cape Coast. It is about 3,5 hours away from Cape Town and lies halfway between Witsands and Stilbay.

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