In the heartland of the Karoo is a national park that entirely surrounds the historical town of Graaff-Reinet. The Valley of Desolation (also known as Cathedral of the Mountains), is a rocky landscape formed millions of years ago. With the greater portion being 740 and 1480 meters above sea level. The park is filled with activities for nature lovers and adventure seekers. Including picnic and braai sites, 4x4 trails, short and long hiking trails, mountain biking, game viewing, birding, watersports, and fishing which are done at Nqweba Dam.
Tent or caravan sites are situated within natural bush on gravel. Each site has a braai unit and power outlet A communal kitchen provides deep freeze, stovetop and microwave facilities while the communal ablutions have showers, toilets and a universally accessible unit. Please ensure to provide your own tent and camping equipment, caravan or motor home.
Activities available to guests include game and bird viewing, viewpoints in the Valley of Desolation, trails and walks, 4x4 trails (4x4 compulsory), watersports which include boating, canoeing, fishing, and windsurfing which are allowed on the dam (permit fees apply).
There are six picnic areas in the park, each with braais and ablution facilities. You cannot buy fuel in the park, no restaurant, shop or ATM. The closest fuel station is at Graaff-Reinet about 5km away.
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