is a little piece of paradise in the heart of the Baviaanskloof in the Eastern Cape Province of South Africa.
We offer comfortable accommodation for couples, families, or groups of friends in bed and breakfast or self-catering accommodation. There are plenty of outdoor activities including walking and cycling trails, or you can just relax away from the noise and bustle of the city and breathe in the fresh country air.
It is impossible to describe the uniqueness of the Baviaanskloof. It is a hidden paradise, a landscape of contrasts. In this unspoiled, rugged mountainous terrain, lies Duiwekloof. The absolute tranquility of the early morning is broken only by the echoes of the dove`s lovely call, hence "Valley of the Doves".
The area offers a wide range of eco-recreational opportunities and unique wilderness experiences. You can walk kilometres without seeing another human being. The area is characterized by extreme, diverse landscapes. The kloofs, waterfalls and rivers bring you to the realization that you are in wild country.
Accommodation at Duiwekloof Lodge:
The lodge offers four luxurious, fully self catering rooms with en-suite bathrooms.c Warm bedding and soft towels will make you feel at home. cEach room has a kitchenette with stove, fridge / freezer and necessary crockery.
The large under roof entertainment area is attached to the lodge and a few metres walk from each room. cIt offers two large braai areas, a pool table, dart board and ablution facilities. cMenu and limited beverage selection available. cWood and Ice also available at the lapa.
Our water comes directly from the mountain stream 3 km up the kloof. cIt goes through a 5 micron filter and is completely safe to drink. cAll fixed heating and lighting at Duiwekloof makes use of solar and gas. cThe lodge has a magnificent view of the kloof. cFrom the boma, klipspringers and other wildlife can be sited on the rock faces.
Duiwekloof Lodge Activities:
The entertainment area is spacious and comfortable with tables and chairs where one can sit down to rest and enjoy the view onto the rock faces. The two braai areas are large enough to make a good fire and provide a cosy atmosphere to the room. the pool table, table tennis and soccer will provide hours of fun and entertainment while the fire wood burns to coals to prepare a scrumptious meal.
Reading deck - A secluded, shaded area for a date with a good book
Games deck - This is were young and old can have some fun. Playing a game of chess or play a game of darts
The swimming hole - Close to the lodge is a beautiful, natural swimming hole supplied with water from the mountain. The pool has a natural rock bottom, really something special and a must in the summer heat!
For the kids - An adventure playground with jungle gym and Land Rover sand pit will provide hours of entertainment. An impromptu cricket pitch tends to appear in the parking area whenever children are at the lodge. The swimming hole and facilities in the lapa remain popular with the kids.
Walks - Guests are welcome to explore the kloof at their leisure. There are four designated walks which can be undertaken with or without a guide. The walk to the Bushman paintings is strictly guided. To avoid injury, guests are advised to stay on the paths as the ground is often loose underfoot.
Game viewing - Kudu, Klipspringers and Rooibok have been regularly sighted and even black eagles occur in the area. There is also no shortage of the baboons for whom the Baviaanskloof was named. Game drives in the surrounding area is the perfect way to view wildlife.
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