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Valley of Desolation, South Africa

Valley of Desolation


Lochs Lakes and Waterfalls, Nature Reserve


Opening Hours:
06:00-20:00 (but check times at the gate, varies with sunset & sunrise)

Valley of Desolation Loch, Lake, Waterfall in Graaff-Reinet, Eastern Cape, South Africa

Situated in the Eastern Cape this geological phenomenon of sheer cliff face, columns of dolerite that teeter precariously 120 metres above the valley

The Valley of Desolation

A famous landmark and definitely worth seeing. The sheer cliff face is a geological phenomenon that is situated in the Camdeboo National Park. This 19 500 reserve surrounds the more than 200 year-old town of Graaff-Reinet.

The Valley of Desolation is the product of volcanic and erosive forces of nature over 100 million years. The Valley was declared a Scenic National Monument in 1935.

The columns of Dolerite rise 120 meters from the valley floor and in the distance the Karoo landscape stretches to the horizon.

The endless space has rendered many tourists speechless. It is a mecca for hikers, photographers and students of flora and fauna.

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