Gamkaskloof means “Ravine of the lion” in the Khoi and Dutch languages. Birders will love the kloof with 153 species recorded to date. Both the majestic Verreaux Eagle and the Fish Eagle are happy residents of the Kloof. Amongst the many mammals you will more than likely see are Klipspringer, Grey Rhebuck and Kudu. Nocturnal animals include the Porcupine, Rooikat and Cape Leopard. Interesting places to see in the kloof include several historic houses, the schools, and a few lonely graves.


This charming cottage accommodates
a couple in one bedroom.


This rustic cottage accommodates
6 people in 3 small bedrooms.





Our Cottage kitchens are equipped with all the basics you'll need.

Braai Facilities


Cottages have stone built braai areas for cooking outdoors.

Spring Water


We use pure filtered mountain stream water for drinking and washing.

Bedding & Towels


We provide fresh bed linens and towels for all guests.

Private Pools


Each cottage has it's own splash pool for cooling off on a hot day.

Shaded Parking

Parking areas are provided under our shady walnut trees.



Boplaas is located in an unspoilt and protected area, the surrounding nature is untamed and offers local wildlife, scenery and landscapes that provide ideal photographic opportunities.

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All photos taken at Boplaas and surrounding area



Hiking & Walks


Several hiking trails are available for exploration. The most famous is "Die Leer"  for our guests exclusive use.

Bird Watching


With 153 bird species identified in our valley this offers a great opportunity to while away the days.

Mountain Biking


There are plenty of challenging mountain biking trails in the Valley. Just bring your bike or cycle in!

Cooling Off


Apart from your private splash pool and “Oom Hannes se gat”, all pools in the river cater for this privilege.

Photography & Sketching


The light in the valley is constantly changing and provides plenty of creative inspiration.

Switching Off


The best "activity" is doing nothing. With no cell phone signal, you can truly get away from it all.


"We stayed in their lovely Vaal Johannes cottage. Gorgeous views from the cold plunge pool in the back. Highly recommended."



From Prince Albert

Take the R407 in direction of Klaarstroom.


After 4.4km turn right onto the gravel R328 leading to Swartberg Pass.

After 12.8km turn right at sign marked Gamkaskloof and continue along this road for 52km to reach Boplaas gate.

From Oudtshoorn

Head North East out of town on the R328 for 52.1km up the Swartberg Pass.


Approximately 2 km after reaching the summit signed "Die Top” turn left at the sign marked Gamkaskloof.


Continue for 52km to reach Boplaas gate.

From Calitzdorp

Take the R62 direction Oudtshoorn turn left onto the Kruisrivier gravel road.


At Kruisrivier turn right heading to the R328 T-Junction. Turn left up the Swartberg Pass.

2km after reaching the summit turn left at the sign marked Gamkaskloof for 52km to reach the Boplaas gate.

GPS Co-ordinates

Lat: -33.36404753289379

Long: 21.58347845077515

Elevation: 413 m

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