Baviaanskloof Things to Do

Things to Do at Kudu Kaya

Hiking, Walks & Mountain Biking

The hiking trails take one through indigenous vegetation and gorges. Options are leisurely walks, 8 hour hiking trails, mountain and rock climbing as well as swimming in natural rock pools.

It is quite an experience to walk under the large Yellow Wood trees and through the indigenous bush whilst continuously crossing the pristine mountain stream.

There are also plenty easier leisure walks for the less energetic on the farm tracks. 

The tracks on the farm and surrounding area are also ideally suited for mountain biking.

Bird Watching

A large variety of birds, including Knysna Loerie’s, can be observed on the farm and walking trails.

The picture below on the top right is a rare sighting of the Narina Trogon. It was spotted in December 2011 at campsite 9.

A short description of the Narina Trogon:

Narina Trogons are essentially large forest leaf-gleaners that feed mainly on invertebrates and to a lesser extent on small vertebrates. A high percentage of prey brought to nests are smooth-skinned caterpillars from the moth, and not from the butterfly family.

In southern African forests, it seems therefore that they are most dependent on moth fauna for prey.

The video below of a guest’s hike into the Kloof provides an indication of what to expect during the hike. 

Below are some photos of the birds that are encountered at Kudu Kaya.