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Valley of Desolation

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Murraysburg Road | Just outside of Graaff-Reinet, Graaff-Reinet 6280, South Africa
+27 49 892 3453
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Excellent views

The place to come for sundowners. Expect a few other with the same plans. Easy drive up, or go on a... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Philiph S
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Leipzig, Germany
Great photo opportunities

Spectacular scenery. Easy hike with enough rest stops. Best to visit early morning or late... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Helen L
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Sedgefield, South Africa
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  • Excellent77%
  • Very good19%
  • Average2%
  • Poor1%
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“rock formations” (29 reviews)
“short walk” (21 reviews)
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Murraysburg Road | Just outside of Graaff-Reinet, Graaff-Reinet 6280, South Africa
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The place to come for sundowners. Expect a few other with the same plans. Easy drive up, or go on a organized tour. Truly stunning sunsets.

1  Thank Philiph S
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Spectacular scenery. Easy hike with enough rest stops. Best to visit early morning or late afternoon. Take water!

Thank Helen L
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

A nice walk for a great sunset and wonderful lights on the rocks! Easy drive to the top and ticket combined with the game drive around the dam.

Thank Claude S
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Feel like a tiny speck of humanity against this sheer backdrop of rocks and mountain. Beautiful viewing of the town below. A place to contemplate and take some great photos

Thank 365giannad
Reviewed 11 October 2017 via mobile

This geological wonder is very unique and worth a visit if you interested in nature and geology . Very interesting educational experience and you get a real idea of how ancient our planet is . If passing through Graff-Reinet a definite must see.

Thank Schiess
Reviewed 7 October 2017

Breathtaking views of vast expanses. Beauty all around you. Walk from parking area not difficult at all and more than worth stepping out for. Must be glorious to enjoy sunset there.

Thank 8joan
Reviewed 5 October 2017 via mobile

The walks are well marked and children can easily cope with it. Incredible views particularly at sunset, a must see!

Thank JudyWhite
Reviewed 2 October 2017 via mobile

It is part of the Camdeboo national park and it's not the main attraction in south Africa which makes it great. The view from the viewpoint is just magnificent, you see the endless Karoo, stretching from one side to the another. Go for sunset or...More

Thank Pavla S
Reviewed 29 September 2017

We were on a motorcycle trip though the country and this was one of those perfect stop overs to explore. Not only was the ride to the top pretty breathtaking but the view once you reached there was absolutely incredible. Rock formations reminded me of...More

Thank FestiveLife
Reviewed 20 September 2017 via mobile

Fantastic views! A must see for anyone visiting Graaff Reinet. Did a walk along the edge of the valley and it's mesmerising on a clear day...

Thank Eric S
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Ezzaat
28 December 2016|
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Response from BarbiCow | Reviewed this property |
Yes - no problem with a sedan. Infrastructure is excellent
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sarsmuts
10 October 2015|
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Response from Cindy T | Reviewed this property |
Just walking and enjoying the fresh air.
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steamtrainfan
10 March 2015|
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Response from Cindy T | Reviewed this property |
Late afternoon 4-6pm. The animals come out. It's cooler, and the atmosphere changes. Take some wine and cheese and font rush.
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