With towering sandstone cliff walls, displaying exquisite rock formations, the 25km long Meiringspoort is indeed a wonder of nature. The tarred road winds along the Great River (Groot Rivier), crossing the gorge floor 25 times, and each ‘drift’ has a signposted name. Indigenous plant species flourish on these rocky surfaces, and birds, baboons and smaller mammals are prolific in the protected kloofs.
Take a slow drive to enjoy the scenery, stop and drink the water, pack a picnic and have a swim after a short hike to the Meiringspoort Waterfall. The well-cared for rest and picnic areas are safe and a pleasant way to enjoy the views. For the more active, enter the Meiringspoort Marathon that takes place in October every year