Gamkaberg – A climber’s guide
Johann Lanz and Tony Lourens
Gamkaberg is an isolated mountain range in the Klein Karoo, lying between the Swartberg and Outeniqua mountains. The nature reserve, which was recently declared a World Heritage Site, due to the rich and unique biodiversity found in the area, and managed by CapeNature, was established in 1974 in order to conserve the local population of endangered Cape mountain zebra and their natural habitat. The terrain is rugged, with mountainous plateaux incised by deep ravines.
The reserve aims to provide visitors with a first class nature experience while at the same time creating awareness about treading lightly on the environment. Those interested in hiking the two day Tierkloof Trail can overnight at Oukraal in the herders huts.
The climbing areas in the pristine Tierkloof are situated in a unique habitat with some extremely rare cliff-dwelling plants and animals. Please respect this environment and climb with the utmost caution in order to minimise any disturbance.
20 pages – full colour
148mm x 210mm – A5