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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

Waterkloof Guest House

Bed & Breakfast Accommodation in Witsand

34.9km South of center of Boosmansbos Wilderness Area

Waterkloof Guest House offers bed and breakfast on a working ostrich farm near Witsand in the Garden Route. Our free range ostrich farm, home to over 2000 ostriches, is situated in the scenic vastness of the Southern Cape, near Swellendam and Heidelberg.

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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 River Lodge (sleeps up to 27) offers multiple self catering accommodation options in Malgas, on the banks of the Breede River in the Overberg and Whale Coast region in the Western Cape. A short two and a half hour trip from Cape Town and only half

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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

Witsand Cottage offers self catering accommodation in Witsand in the Garden Route. This gracious 3-bedroomed home (sleeps 6) is situated on the Northern bank of the Breede River at Port Beaufort. It is 1km upstream from the mouth at Witsand. The Breede Ri

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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 self catering seaside getaway rich in wildlife and scenery near Vermaaklikheid 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, ea

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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 Cottage offers self catering accommodation in Riversdale in the Western Cape's Garden Route. This stylish and spacious self catering cottage (sleeps 6) but also can accommodate an extra guest if required. Conveniently located just 1km from the N2

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Sleeps: 30 in 4 units/rooms
From R 600,00
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The Beach Shack

Self Catering House, Cottage, Chalet Accommodation in Vermaaklikheid

44.0km South East of center of Boosmansbos Wilderness Area

The Beach Shack offers "on the beach" self catering accommodation in Vermaalklikheid, in the Garden Route. The Beach Shack (sleeps 8) is a small simple fisherman's holiday cottage on a coastal farm on the South Cape Coast. It is about 3,5 hours away from

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Sleeps: 8
From R 1 500,00
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Breede Riverine Chalet

Self Catering House, Cottage, Chalet Accommodation in Malgas

44.3km South of center of Boosmansbos Wilderness Area

Breede Riverine Chalet (sleeps 8) offers self catering accommodation on the banks of the Breede River in Malgas in the Overberg and Whale Coast region of the Western Cape. This self catering cottage lies within a tranquil little village of Malgas on the b

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