Due to various factors the long stretch of road to the wood on Fritz’s farm could not be prepared.
Instead I arranged for us to be able to walk in the big kloof (they have two and the one links up into the Kudu Khaya one) on Tiekie Smith’s farm in Cambria (R332 into the Baviaans) on Sunday 25 March.
Suggestion: Arrive on Saturday morning and book into Glencoe cottages or stay overnight in the Bruintjieskraal camping sites. This will give us the opportunity to walk the woodland along the river streams that are accessible via the Glencoe Cottages and Bruintjieskraal camping sites.
On Sunday morning we can drive to the Cambria Farm and park the vehicles at the start of the kloof.
Could we get an indication as to who is interested in Sat/Sunday arrangement or who would only want to do the Sunday walk? We can then form a WhatsApp group.
People who want to stay over can organise amongst themselves to share a cottage or camping site. the number is: 0845150993
Info re Glencoe Chalets/Bruintjieskraal area:
Glencoe Self Catering Chalets are situated in the scenic Grootrivier Poort the entrance to the Baviaanskloof Wilderness Area. It is ideally located near Patensie approximately 8 kilometres from the end of the tar road en route into the Baviaanskloof – yet easily accessible with a normal car.
The chalets are located in tranquil settings amongst indigenous trees and riverine vegetation on the banks of the Grootrivier between the Kouga and Winterhoek Mountains making it an ideal breakaway into nature.
Glencoe Self Catering Chalets consists of three fully equiped thatched roof chalets called the Kudu Chalet, Duiker Chalet, and the Ribbok Chalet. They are carefully positioned to ensure the privacy of guests. The Chalets can sleep 10 (Kudu), 8 (Ribbok) and 2 (Duiker) persons respectively.
Activities at Bruintjieskraal and Glencoe Self Catering Chalets are:
- Scenic walks within a radius of 2.5km.
- Hiking along the course of the river.
- Fishing – bass, carp, barber and eels.
- Bird watching – Fish Eagles, wild geese etc.
- Game viewing – Kudu, bush buck, ribbok, duiker, steenbuck.
Give Tish an indication of whether you will join on Sunday 25th for this walk into a beautiful kloof with lots of indigenous gems. Her cell no is 0823390323. She will then add you to the WhatsApp group if you are using it.
In the mean time, the directions are below as well as a satellite image to give you an idea of where we are going. You do not need a 4X4 and that stretch of road is newly graded:
Go into the Baviaans on the R332 (from the Patensie side).
You will find a cement bridge and straight after the cement bridge there is a sign for the Glencoe Chalets.
Continue and drive passed the road to Kudu Khaya.
It is the second turnoff on the rhs after the turnoff to Kudu Khaya.
The farm entrance is on the rhs of the road (going into the Baviaans) and where the white buildings show (to the left of the ‘red balloon’ that indicates the Cambria area.)