Even though Willowmore is considered as the western gateway to the Baviaanskloof it is a worthwhile destination in its own right, offering the visitor numerous places of interest and exceptionally friendly people.
Add to this a crime free, safe and secure environment, a pleasant winter climate and you have found the ideal winter holiday destination.
Willowmore offers a variety of accommodation options. Please visit the accommodation page. There are also a number of guest farms in the area
Willowmore has a number of Businesses which offer tourists the opportunity to refresh themselves and to buy fresh produce before entering the Baviaanskloof Wilderness Area. Read more on the business page.
Places of Interest
This World Heritage site is sandwiched between the Kouga and the Baviaanskloof Mountains and is one of the treasures of South Africa's environment. Running from a short distance outside Willowmore almost to Patensie it is a full day's drive of brethtaking secenery. Be aware, however, that part of it can only be tackled in a 4x4 or high clearance vehicle.
The dam was build by the South African Railways to supply its steam locomotives with water. When steam was replaced with diesel the dam was taken over by the Willowmore Municipality as the town's primary source of water at the time.
Problems with algae in the water resulted in the establishment of an alternative system of interconnected boreholes and springs on the farm Wanhoop.
Bird watchers will spend hours at Bakers Dam where bird life abounds.
The key to the dam area can be obtained from the municipal offices.
"Vulture Mountain", overlooking Willowmore, is one of the few places in the Karoo where coastal fynbos grows. The mountain offers panoramic views of the area and a wide variety of activities.
A number of trails offers the hiker the chance to explore the flora, fauna and birdlife of the mountain.
The rugged terrain provides even the most experienced mountain biker with exciting and challenging trails.
For the adrenalin junky, the mountain lends itself to spectacular para-gliding and adventurous abseiling.
There is also a 4x4 trail to the top of the mountain.