When entering the Baviaanskloof through the Nuwekloof Pass visitors will be treated to mountain scenery that is often termed the "Skyscapers" of the Baviaanskloof. The road winds along the riverbed with towering cliffs on both sides giving one a taste of what is to come.
Along the way you will encounter the “Geraas Krans” (Noisy Cliff) and the “Baviaanskloof Sleutel” (Baviaanskloof Key). The latter is an overhanging rock with a split right through from the top to the bottom seemingly ready to fall and “lock” the road preventing access into the Baviaanskloof.
After passing the” Key” the road gradually enters the Baviaanskloof farming area also referred to as the Baviaanskloof Hartland. This area is well known for its hospitality and guest accommodation ranging from luxury lodges to campsites, from tree houses to caves.
Apart from accommodation the Baviaanskloof Hartland also boasts numerous 4x4 routes, hiking trails as well as cultural and natural tourist attractions such as San rock art, natural rock formations, artesian fountains, wild fig forests and magnificent mountain scenery.
To experience this visitors should ensure that they spend some time in this area before moving on to the Baviaanskloof Wilderness Area.