The Western Gateway includes the Vaalwater and Hartebeesrivier region of the Baviaanskloof Route. It is the ideal stopover point for persons wishing to make an early start to explore the Baviaanskloof or alternatively a destination in its own right.
The Western Gateway to the Baviaanskloof has a variety of attractions – private reserves, farm stays, game-viewing with up to 45 species of game, more than 150 bird species, and numerous plant species. There are 4×4 trails, quad bikes, mountain bike trails, hiking trails, the opportunity to view rock art sites, hunting and fishing. This region is most well known for its rock art, pristine nature, farm stays, hiking trails and tranquillity.