Valley of Desolation
Graaff-Reinet, Eastern Cape
tarmac route has toll / entrance fee scenic route
The road to the top of the valley was tarred in 1978 and today provides tourists with easy access to the viewpoints with their panoramic views of the landscape. The viewpoints at the Valley itself provide a breath-taking view of piled dolerite columns against the backdrop of the plains of the Great Karoo and a timeless sense of wonder at a landscape said to be the product of the erosive and volcanic forces of nature over a period of 200 million years.
Images sourced from route & surrounding area
- Length8.7 km
- Duration15 mins
- Avg. Speed35 km/h
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