The majestic Baviaanskloof Mountains and Wilderness Reserve is begging to be traversed by foot, however, the selected north-south Baviaans Camino route lends itself for novice horse riders to accompany hikers. Hikers and riders are supported in this remote wilderness area by a support vehicle, the trail is catered for with overnight accommodation in old farm houses.
The trail starts in the Klein Karoo, from where hikers and horses cross the Baviaanskloof Mountain to get into the Baviaanskloof, and continue to traverse most of the Kouga Mountain Range towards the coast. The trail is 93km long (give or take) over 6 days and 5 nights (arrival and departure days included, giving you four full days of hiking).
Hikers and riders meet in the Steytlerville District on arrival day. Staying together ensures an early start, and the group will be transported to the foot of the mountain straight after breakfast.
The trail ends in the outskirts of Kareedouw, so you can either arrange transport back to Steytlerville after breakfast on departure day, or leave your vehicle in Kareedouw and arrange for transport to Steytlerville on arrival day.
Our dates for 2019 are:
4 – 9 March
1 – 6 April
29 April – 4 May
27 May – 1 June
24 June – 29 June
22 – 27 July
19 – 24 August
16 – 21 September
14 – 19 October
4 – 9 November
Group size: 14 (of which 6 can be on horseback).
50% deposit will confirm your booking, and the remainder of the deposit is payable 6 weeks prior to your hike.
We can also assist with additional accommodation before or after the hike as well as with shuttle transfers.