Gecko Rock Private Nature Reserve is nestled in the Nougaspoort Valley, just 25 km from Touwsrivier, and offers visitors an eco-adventure destination. Our mission at Gecko Rock is to offer our visitors an unparalleled outdoor experience in the South African Karoo, one of the most unique natural areas on earth.

Comfortable accommodation options vary from camping to fully equipped self-catering modern, eco-friendly cabins. Guests can enjoy unspoiled views, unrivaled stars, days and days of hiking, mountain biking, rock climbing, photography and 4×4 trails, or simply just sit in the shade with a good book or your favourite drink.

De Wet’s Rus Campsite:

Situated under shady trees in an alluvial plain, this site is equipped with four toilets and four showers in two separate locations. The communal area has a generous kitchen, a central braai area with steel braai drums and grids. For those lazy Karoo days, there is a splash pool which is filled from Mid September to Mid April. There is ample space for up to 20 vehicles. The site is intended for properly equipped campers – there is no electricity supply or cell phone signal.

For campers who enjoy their privacy, there is ample space here to choose & enjoy your own spot with moveable braais for your convenience.


* Campsite can accommodate up to 20 vehicles (60 people).
* Kitchen with hot and cold running water.
* 4 Toilets with 4 showers in two separate locations.
* Central braai area.
* Movable braai’s for private camping.
* Splash pool (filled Mid September to Mid April).
* 1 x 8 seater table and benches.

Echo Valley Campsite:

Nestled in a private valley, this intimate campsite is ideal for smaller groups who prefer privacy. The shower and toilet are located at a convenient distance from the camp area and the communal area is equipped with a sheltered kitchen, leading to the braai.

This is the perfect location for climbers as all three climbing walls are within walking distance.


* Campsite can accommodate up to 5 vehicles (10 people).
* Kitchen with running water.
* 1 Toilet & shower.
* Central braai area.

Additional Details

  • Activities:Mountain Biking, 4x4 Trails, Hiking, Rock Climbing
  • Facilities:Flushing Toilets, Hot Showers
  • Camp Site:Permanent braai, Braai Grid
  • Accessibility:4x4, Sedan, Gravel
    Q What are the access roads like?

    Please be aware that Gecko Rock is a rural venue. The public gravel roads are not suitable for low slung cars with low profile tyres - such as Mercedes Benz ‘C’ class and BMW 3, 5 and 7 series. We regularly have visitors in Toyota Tazz, VW Golf, Chevy Spark, Hyundai I10 and similar. Any saloon car that is overloaded will scrape on our roads.

    Q Do you have specific arrival times?

    NB: The reserve gates are locked at 20H00 from 1 May to 30 September and from 21H00 from 1 October to 30 April. Gates are unlocked at 08H00 all year round. Please make sure that you are in the reserve by these times as there is no way to contact us from the gates.

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