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Come and visit Makkedaat Cave for an experience you will remember for a long time to come.
Please note that the caves are also available during winter as there are braai facilities and a stove to keep the cave warm and Old Brown Sherry for extra warmth.
If you are looking for a completely different accommodation experience in the Baviaanskloof, here it is!
Absolutely unique. A natural cave that has been enclosed with timber and rock and fitted to sleep 10 people. Facilities include running water, hot shower (Heated by a traditional donkey system and built into the mountain rock), flush toilet (with a view!), small kitchen fitted with gas stove and sink.
A braai place is situated outside the cave and there is also an open boma for those long evenings spent next to a crackling fire with friends and/or family.
Parafin lamps and candles provide the light at night and creates a relaxed atmosphere.
The accomodation is self catering and you need to bring your own bedding. Meals, however, can be provided on request.
Firewood and braai packs can be purchased at the farm. Please arrange when booking.
The mouth of the cave faces east resulting in spectacular views of the sunrise and romantic moons. At night the clear Karoo sky offers excellent opportunities to star gazers.
Due to the fact that the cave forms part of the mountain, it is cool in the summer but warm during the winter. This makes the Makkedaat Grot/Cave a good choice throughout the year.
The Makkedaat Grot/Cave is situated in the Baviaanskloof, a malaria and crime free area, 50 kms from the Karoo town, Willowmore in the Eastern Cape.
The farm offers a number of clearly marked hiking routes which will lead you to some interesting sites and rock formations and fresh mountain fountain water.
Another overhanging rock "Dawid se Bak" has been developed as a campsite. It has been partially closed off and bush ablution facilities added.
For camping There are also several other overhanging rocks (Bakke) where self sufficient campers/hikers can overnight.
A campsite with bush ablution facilities (Shower and flush toilet) has also been established at the "Populierbos".
After a long day's hiking you can enjoy a refreshing swim in the swimming-hole (swemgat). Unfortunately it dries up during the dry months.
Animal life in the area ranges from the Black Eagle, Witkruis Arend, Klipspringer to the Bloukopkoggelmander. The area is also full of interesting Karoo flora such as succulents.
Outdoor activities include hiking, mountain biking, donkey cart rides, 4x4 tracks with overnight camping sites under overhanging rocks. At these campsites there are basic shower and flush toilet facilities.
There are horses available for experienced riders to explore the farm on horseback.
If you are looking for more tourist information about the Baviaanskloof, you can find it at the homestead in the Potato Shed (with a traditional cow dung floor).
Your hostess, Henriëtte Terblanche, will be more than happy to tell you about other interesting places in the Kloof.
There are also interesting african curios as well as braai packs for sale at the Potato Shed.
Overnight and camping rates are available on request. Please contact us by telephone early in the morning (between 06:00 to 08:00) during lunch time or in the evenings until 22:00.
Come and visit Makkedaat for an experience you will remember for a long time to come.