Where is Kudu Kaya to be found?
Kudu Kaya is located in Cambria, at the entry to the Baviaanskloof Wilderness Area, 45 km from Patensie on the road to Willowmore.
The chalets and campsites are both located on the working citrus farm "Ysrivier", owned by Petrus and Heléne van der Watt. Enjoy our hospitality in a safe and rustic environment.
Day trips into the adjacent Baviaanskloof Nature Conservation Area to view wild animals and the magnificent scenery can be arranged.
Hiking, Walks, Swimming & Mountain Biking
The hiking trails take one through indigenous vegetation and gorges. Options are leisurely walks, 8 hour hiking trails, mountain and rock climbing as well as swimming in natural rock pools.
It is quite an experience to walk under large Yellow Wood trees through the indigenous bush whilst continuously crossing the pristine mountain stream.
There are also plenty easier leisure walks for the less energetic on farm tracks. The tracks are also ideally suited for mountain bikes.
Please take note of the following:
To ensure the privacy of our guests we do not allow "Day Visitors" on the farm.
Farm Activities and Agri-tourism
Petrus and Heléne are happy to show visitors (who are interested) around on the 230 ha farm and introduce them to the farm's activities. Visitors can see and / or participate in current activities, such as orange picking, potato and tobacco sorting and so forth. Ninety hectares are under irrigation, half being devoted to citrus and the remainder to tobacco, potatoes, wheat, lucerne etc.
A large variety of birds, including Knysna Loerie's, can be observed on the farm and walking trails.
The picture below on the far right is a rare sighting of the Narina Trogon. It was spotted in December 2011 at campsite 9.
A short description of the Narina Trogon:
Narina Trogons are essentially large forest leaf-gleaners that feed mainly on invertebrates and to a lesser extent on small vertebrates. A high percentage of prey brought to nests are smooth-skinned caterpillars from the moth, and not from the butterfly family.
In southern African forests, it seems therefore that they are most dependent on moth fauna for prey.