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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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Valley of Desolation

Wow! Well worth the visit! Such incredible rock formations. Also interesting facts about the local... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
MandyStrumpman
via mobile
Beautiful views

Came here with some ZA friends who don't venture out of the city. They were very happy that I... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
V4ndy
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Mowbray, South Africa
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  • Excellent77%
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“rock formations” (31 reviews)
“short walk” (22 reviews)
LOCATION
Murraysburg Road | Just outside of Graaff-Reinet, Graaff-Reinet 6280, South Africa
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+27 49 892 3453
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"spectacular views"
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"rock formations"
in 31 reviews
"short walk"
in 22 reviews
"car park"
in 17 reviews
"camdeboo national park"
in 34 reviews
"late afternoon"
in 19 reviews
"parking area"
in 12 reviews
"lookout point"
in 8 reviews
"awe inspiring"
in 13 reviews
"game viewing"
in 8 reviews
"tar road"
in 8 reviews
"bucket list"
in 11 reviews
"the reserve"
in 10 reviews
"watch the sunset"
in 7 reviews
"nature lovers"
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"easy drive"
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"bird life"
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Wow! Well worth the visit! Such incredible rock formations. Also interesting facts about the local flora on route!

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Reviewed 1 week ago

Came here with some ZA friends who don't venture out of the city. They were very happy that I brought them here (it was new to me too). The views are amazing, not just of the Valley of Desolation, but the entire surrounding area. There...More

Thank V4ndy
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Once going through the gates you start up a long climb on a narrow tar road. The road is steep in places and you must concentrate but the road is in excellent condition. Once at the top it is a short climb to see the...More

Thank Louise B
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

A must for your bucket list, for sure!! We were totally in awe of this truly spectacular tourist attraction. Make sure you arrive by lunch time (there are lovely spots to enjoy a picnic) or arrive just after lunch so that you have enough time...More

Thank Maria V
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Reviewed 20 May 2018 via mobile

Be aware that np camdeboo has 3 parts and the valley of desolation is one of it. It was a bit of a windy day but we had very nices views. You can do a nice hike of an hour. Be aware that graaf-reinett in...More

Thank Margonda
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Reviewed 15 May 2018

This is an absolute must. Anyone staying over or even passing Graaff-Reinet, do yourself a favour and visit this fantastic site. It is a viewing experience and is no more than 17 kilometers from the centre of Graaff-Reinet. There are two main viewing areas and...More

Thank John R
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Reviewed 11 May 2018 via mobile

This has to be one of the most magical spots in South Africa. Not even 3km outside of Graaff-Reinet town is the entrance to the Camdeboo National Park. It’s R70,00 for a vehicle to enter. From the gate it takes about 20mins up the hill...More

Thank Jacques B
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Reviewed 11 May 2018

Graaff-Reinet is a safe and pleasant town to visit. The game park nearby is a good tourist attraction and the Valley of Desolation a magnificent place to see the sun set - but if you want to go any other time, I am sure it...More

Thank Anja v
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Reviewed 5 May 2018

We were blown away quite literally and figuratively. Apparently wind is a given, varying only in temperature and strength. Bare this in mind when you plan your visit and make sure you take warm clothing especially in the cooler months and later in the day....More

Thank Kerryscholfield
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Reviewed 2 May 2018 via mobile

The drive and views was amazing. Nice to see real effort going in to keep this attraction accessible and neat.

Thank ClemD2014
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Cant rember but was not expesive
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Yes - no problem with a sedan. Infrastructure is excellent
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