Valley of Desolation
  • Graaff-Reinet

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Location

  • P.O. Box 349, Graaff-Reinet 6280

  • Longitude: 24.506165
  • Latitude: -32.263118
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Business Hours

  • Open Daily

    Valley Gates: 06h00 - 20h00

    Game Area: 06h00 - 19h30

    Main Office Reception

    07h00 - 18h00

Rates

  • Entry Fee per person:

    South African Citizens: Adults: R46 Children: R23

    SADC Nationals: Adult: R92 Children: R46

    International Visitors: Adult: R132 Children: R66

Rates Disclaimer

  • Rates may vary and reduced rates may apply to additional persons. All rates are indicative only, may be seasonal and are subject to change without notice.

About Valley of Desolation

Sunset at Valley of Desolation, Graaff-Reinet, Great Karoo
Valley of Desolation, Graaff-Reinet
Valley of Desolation, Graaff-Reinet
Valley of Desolation, Graaff-Reinet
Valley of Desolation, Graaff-Reinet Spandaukop
Valley of Desolation, Graaff-Reinet Spandaukop
Valley of Desolation, Graaff-Reinet Spandaukop
Valley of Desolation, Graaff-Reinet
Valley of Desolation, Graaff-Reinet
Valley of Desolation, Graaff-Reinet
Valley of Desolation, Graaff-Reinet
Valley of Desolation, Graaff-Reinet
Valley of Desolation, Graaff-Reinet
Valley of Desolation, Graaff-Reinet
Valley of Desolation, Graaff-Reinet
Valley of Desolation, Graaff-Reinet
Valley of Desolation, Graaff-Reinet
Valley of Desolation, Graaff-Reinet
The Toposcope, Valley of Desolation, Graaff-Reinet
View from the Toposcope, Valley of Desolation, Graaff-Reinet
View from the Toposcope, Valley of Desolation, Graaff-Reinet
View from the Toposcope, Valley of Desolation, Graaff-Reinet
View from the Toposcope, Valley of Desolation, Graaff-Reinet
The Toposcope, Valley of Desolation, Graaff-Reinet
View over Graaff-Reinet from the Toposcope, Valley of Desolation, Graaff-Reinet
Valley of Desolation, Graaff-Reinet
Valley of Desolation, Graaff-Reinet on Tripadvisor

Sheer cliffs and precariously balanced columns of Dolerite rise 120 metres from the valley floor, against the timeless backdrop of the vast plains of the Camdeboo. This is the product of volcanic and erosive forces of nature over 100 million years.

This breathtaking site is a short 14 km drive from the town. Any visitor to the Camdeboo National Park will be surprised to discover the diversity of fauna and flora. There are over 220 recorded species of birdlife, 336 plants and 43 mammals. Catch a glimpse of the endangered Cape Mountain Zebra, plenty of Kudu, Buffalo, the majestic Black Eagle and the Kori Bustard, the heaviest flying bird in the world.

You have a choice of scenic picnic sites in the Park, and for those a little more energetic, there are three hiking trails which range from 1 hour in duration to overnight hikes - be sure to bring your camera!

Did you know:

The Valley of Desolation forms part of the national school curriculum? The Park offers school groups guided tours up to the Valley with a detailed description of how it was formed.

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