Spitzkoppe is a group of rocky peaks, located in Erogo District, Western Namibia, at 276 km/172 mi from the capital Whindhoek. The rocky formations are located in the Namib Desert, considered to be as the oldest and most spectacular ones worldwide.
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Rock Climbing in Kouga Wilderness, Baviaanskloof, Eastern Cape South Africa
The area is characterized by a marvelous craggy beauty with spectacular land forms, diverse plants and a variety of animals. The climate at the Baviaanskloof is temperate with winters similar to the Mediterranean. Rock climbing at Baviaanskloof is at the beautiful Kouga Wilderness, at 27 km/16 mi away from Jourbentina Village.
Climbs here are of multiple levels and generally graded at 10-28. Rock configuration is mainly quartzite and solid sandstone with 99 trad lines and 15 bolted routes and promising a thrilling rock climbing adventure. Main attractions here include the “1-2-1 Zulu” at grade 20, “operation Indwe” at grade 21, “Ingwe” at grade 21, “Resistance” at grade 23 and the “Unholy Terror” graded at 24.There are other simpler trad lines accomodating children and the novice.
During summer, it is advisable to start very early in the morning due to the heat after the sun comes up and then climb down later in the afternoon when there is some shade.
Relevant activites based in South Africa
This 2-3 hour adventure is the most popular adventure activity where you can experience the best that Tsitsikamma offers! If you are keen to explore deeper into the Storms River Gorge, and experience the deep, long, quiet pools with ancient forests and deep caves then the kayak and lilo trip is for you!