It's nature at it's best
Come and fly the skies where black eagles soar, hike the paths of the leopard, climb the rocks where baboons play and spend some time at a rock pool each day.
Tucked high up in the Olifants River Mountains above Porterville in the Western Cape in South Africa, Beaverlac offers camping and cabins to maximise your enjoyment of nature. Situated in a secluded 5000 hectare valley surrounded by mountains, Beaverlac is blessed with two rivers, the Ratel (Honey Badger) and the Olifants.
A wide variety of hiking and mountain bike trails and rock pools are available for visitors.
Things to remember when visiting us
No Music of any kind, including car radio, cell phones, drums or any musical instruments
Please respect your camping neighbours
Please maintain peace and quiet between 10pm and 7am
No card facilities - cash only
Our shop sells wood, beer, wine, ice, bread, snacks and other basic items
Bring you own braai-grid
No bedding provided in cabins
There are no electric points in the camping area
The gate closes at 9pm and opens at 7am
No refunds what so ever
Day visitors no longer allowed
Book in time for cabins from 14h00 on day of arrival & 10h00 vacate on day of departure
Vegetation consists of a variety of Mountain Fynbos. In summer the Ericas are particularly beautiful and the veld resembles a colourful patchwork. The endemic Ixianthus Retzoides commonly known as River Bells grows along the Ratel River.
Our shop sells wood, beer, wine, ice, bread, snacks and other basic items. Shop hours are seasonally dependant, please ask at reception for more details.
The area is a sanctuary for several wildlife species and someimes you can hear the cries of Baboons as they forage in the mountains. Beaverlac's rich diversity of birds includes the majestic Black Eagle, Jackal Buzzard and colourful sunbirds and is truly a paradise for bird lovers.
Our rivers are home to Clanwilliam Redfins and the rare Clanwilliam Yellowfish, both protected species. Due to depleted fish stocks, fishing is no longer allowed in the Olifants.
The area hosts several species of which the Rhebok and Klipspringer are most likely to be spotted, unlike the caracal, wild cat and shy leopard. Other species include Grysbokkie, Honey Badger, African Wild Cat, Black Eagle.
UNFORTUNATELY, NO FISHING ALLOWED.