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Waterkloof | Baviaanskloof | Rock Climbing

Waterkloof | Baviaanskloof | Rock Climbing

In 2009 Waterkloof was the venue for the Petzl Rock ‘n Road finals, attended by Adam Ondra & the best South African climbers. Adam Ondra’s route The Emperor is the most famous line in Waterkloof.

Big thanks to Clinton Martiningo & Joe Möhle for all the effort they put into developing Waterkloof. They bolted many of the lines & enabled the Petzl Rock ‘n Road to take place.


Waterkloof is a sport climbers dream. Pristine rock, easy walk-in & cool shady summers. Waterkloof is a great summer venue & could easily be combined with a road trip to Oudtshoorn & Montagu.

Waterkloof is more suited to hard sport lines. There are 21 sport routes. Although there are 18 naturally protected routes, the trad is not great. Rock is sandstone/quartzite. Lots of potential remains for new routes.



Quintis and Anina Bezuidenhout have been fantastic hosts & offer camping & chalet accommodation at reasonable rates. They welcome climbers. Check out www.bokloof.co.za  for more details. Climbing can only be accessed when using the accommodation offered by Bokloof.


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