The Gamtoos is a vibrant mix of nature, agriculture and cultural influences with plenty to see and explore along this diverse route.
Near Thornhill, you will find the following: African Dawn bird and wild life sanctuary, Jeffreys Bay bike park, Crossways development of an agricultural village, the Bellingham and Smith cricket bat factory.
Loerie hosts the Naartjie Festival during the month of September.
Hankey, the oldest town in the Valley is home to the largest Sun Dial in Africa. This area was also home to South Africa's first inhabitants, the Khoi and Mfengu people, centuries ago. The remains of Sarah Bartmann, a Khoi-San woman were laid to rest upon a hill outside Hankey.
Patensie is the last stop before entering the Baviaanskloof Wilderness area.
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From Port Elizabeth
Directions from Port Elizabeth
Take the N2, from Port Elizabeth towards Jeffreys Bay. 10 km after the Van Stadens River bridge, follow the turn-off to Hankey (R331). Drive another 3.5 km. Turn right at the Bergrivier signpost. Drive another 2.5 km along the gravel farm road. At the fork in the road, turn to your left to reach the guest facilities at the top of the hill.
From Jeffreys Bay
From Jeffreys Bay take the N2 towards Port Elizabeth, 10 km after you have crossed the Gamtoos River, follow the turn-off to Hankey (R331). Drive 3.5 km and turn right at the Bergrivier signpost. Drive another 2.5 km along the gravel farm road. At the fork in the road, turn to your left to reach the guest facilities at the top of the hill