Tucked high up in the Olifants River Mountains above Porterville in the Western Cape in South Africa lies Beaverlac, which offers camping and cabins to maximise your enjoyment of nature. Situated in a secluded 5 000 hectare valley surrounded by mountains, this exceptional place is blessed with two rivers, the Ratel (Honey Badger) and the Olifants.
A wide variety of hiking and mountain bike trails and rock pools are available for visitors. To top it all off, this stunning oasis is just a two-hour drive from Cape Town.
As a natural heritage site, Grootfontein Farm is committed for posterity to the preservation of one of the few remaining wilderness areas. Owned by the Olivier brothers, Grootfontein farm adjoins the Groot Winterhoek Mountain Catchment Area and the Cederberg Leopard Conservation Area and is a successful example of agritourism.
The rivers have channelled their way through rock formations into deep pools and waterfalls. There are several caves on the farm, some of which are decorated with paintings. All rock art is protected by the National Monuments Act and the best means of preservation is restricted access.
The rustic and tranquil campsite surrounded by wild mountains offers meditative peace and quiet and is a balm for the soul. A spectacular mountain pool with waterfall is within a 5 minute walk.
Beaverlac is a place to fly the skies where black eagles soar, hike the paths of the leopard, climb the rocks where baboons play and spend some time at a rock pool each day.