Fontein Guest Farm situated in Gamkaskloof
Gamkaskloof, approximately 100 kilometers from Oudtshoorn in South Africa, also known as "Die Hel" is surrounded by the Swartberg Nature Reserve. Fonteinplaas GPS Lat: 33°21'30.68"S - Long: 21°41'23.22"E is privately owned by Annetjie Joubert (neé Mostert) and offers visitors overnight facilities in four farmhouses and cottages as well as a safaricamp and campsite. You can read more about the Fonteinplaas accommodation options on the accommodation page. Meals are served in the "Oude Klowers Plaaskombuis" our fully licensed restaurant that specializes in traditional Gamkaskloof meals. We also cater for functions and weddings - read more here. At Fonteinplaas you will find Pieter (Annetjie's Son) and his wife Marinette, at their Kiosk and Restaurant, where you can get anything from firewood, witblits, cold beer and cold drinks, to a variety of Gamkaskloof curios and organically grown fruit, both fresh (in season) as well as preserves. And the latest specialty, Aloe Verox jam! There you can chat and listen to Pieter and Marinette and relive the rich history of the Kloof, illustrated by various photo albums, books, magazine articles and of course the Kloof itself....
Gamkaskloof or "Die Hel" as it has become known, is a hidden valley, deep in the heart of the formidable Swartberg Mountain Range. The fertile valley runs in an east-west direction and is approximately 20 km long and 600 meters wide.The Kloof gets it's name from the Khoisan word for Lion - Gamka - also the name of the river that enters the valley from the north. There are about 153 species of bird-life in Gamkaskloof, even the fish eagle makes it's appearance from time to time. Wildlife includes - Klipspringers, Grey Rhebuck, Rooikat, Porcupines, Leopard etc.The Valley features the Gamka River, Camp sites, Picnic Sites, several historic houses and outbuildings, a school, a cemetery and old norse watermill a landing strip and a curious history.
by Carel Botes
by Kangela Life