Gonjah Chalet, campsite and 4×4 route is set amongst lush indigenous forest just 9km north of Patensie in the delightful Gamtoos River Valley, known as the Eastern Gateway to the Baviaanskloof. With idyllic rural surroundings, Gonjah Chalet and Campsite offer the perfect setting for anyone looking to get ‘back to nature’.
Gonjah is tranquilly set next to a gently flowing mountain stream, surrounded by towering Yellowwood trees – a real escape to the country. When you drive into the kloof you will go through a wide variety of South African bush or veld and you will see a range of flora and fauna from indigenous fynbos and aloes in the mountains to lush forest in the valleys or kloofs. Gonjah offers stunning views of the valley and the scenery really is breathtaking
Here you stand a good chance of spotting a variety of native wildlife including Nyala, Bushbuck, Rooibuck (Impala), and the elusive Knysna Loerie, Hawks and Eagles to name but a few. You may even spot a Gonjah after which the accommodation has been named – Gonjah is the indigenous word for grasshopper.
Surrounded by colourful woodland, mountain streams, undulating hills and valleys and native wildlife, the rustic accommodation at Gonjah chalet and campsite will provide you with a real break from the trials and tribulations of everyday life and will leave you feeling relaxed and rejuvenated after spending a few days away from it all. With no television to distract, you can experience the simple life and enjoy the stars, the braai fire, and fauna & flora galore! With over 53 indigenous trees identified as well as 61 bird species spotted, it’s well worth remembering the binoculars!