Valley of Desolation
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Contact Nick De Goede
P.O. Box 349, Graaff-Reinet 6280
- Longitude: 24.506165
- Latitude: -32.263118
Gate Hours: 06h00 to 20h30
Game Viewing: 06h00 to 20h00
South African Rseidents: R43 per person - R22 per child
SADC Nationals: R85 per person - R43 per child
International Visitors: R122 per person - R61 per child
- 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
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!