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'''Patensie''' is a small town in the Gamtoos River Valley in the [[Eastern Cape]] province of [[South Africa]], near [[Humansdorp]].  
 
'''Patensie''' is a small town in the Gamtoos River Valley in the [[Eastern Cape]] province of [[South Africa]], near [[Humansdorp]].  
  
 
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[[Image:South_Africa-Patensie-Welcome01.jpg|thumb|400px|Welcome to Patensie]]
  
 
==Understand==
 
==Understand==
[[Image:Map-South_Africa-Eastern_Cape-Patensie01.png|thumb|300px|Patensie]]
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'''Patensie''' is situated in a citrus producing area on the edge of the [[Baviaankloof Mega-Reserve]] (''part of the Cape Floral Region world heritage site'') and [[Stinkhoutberg Nature Reserve]].
'''Patensie''' is situated in a citrus producing area on the edge of the [[Baviaans|Baviaanskloof Mega Reserve]] (''part of the Cape Floral Region world heritage site'') and the '''Stinkhoutberg Nature Reserve'''.
 
 
The town exists mostly to support the citrus farms surrounding it, but with the stunning views in the valley, proximity to the nature reserves and many game farms, it is also offers a lot of opportunities for tourism.
 
The town exists mostly to support the citrus farms surrounding it, but with the stunning views in the valley, proximity to the nature reserves and many game farms, it is also offers a lot of opportunities for tourism.
  
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===By plane===
 
===By plane===
The nearest domestic airport is [[Port Elizabeth]] Airport, approximately 110km away, the nearest international airport is [[Cape Town]] International Airport, approximately 600km away.
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* The nearest domestic airport is [http://www.airports.co.za/ Port Elizabeth Airport], approximately 110km away.
 
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* The nearest international airport is [http://www.airports.co.za/ Cape Town International Airport], approximately 600km away.
  
 
==Get around==
 
==Get around==
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==Buy==
 
==Buy==
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[[Image:South_Africa-Patensie-Tolbos01.jpg|thumb|Tolbos]]
  
 
* <buy name="Tolbos"  phone="+27 (0)42 283 0437" email="[email protected]" directions="You will see it when you drive into town" hours="Open 8Am to 5PM, Monday to Friday. Opens 8:30AM and 9AM respectively on Saturday and Sunday">All kinds of stuff from homemade jams to arts and crafts. Try the ''doringdraad mampoer''. Also a good place to pick up some travel guides as Tolbos is an official Tourist Information center for the area.</buy>
 
* <buy name="Tolbos"  phone="+27 (0)42 283 0437" email="[email protected]" directions="You will see it when you drive into town" hours="Open 8Am to 5PM, Monday to Friday. Opens 8:30AM and 9AM respectively on Saturday and Sunday">All kinds of stuff from homemade jams to arts and crafts. Try the ''doringdraad mampoer''. Also a good place to pick up some travel guides as Tolbos is an official Tourist Information center for the area.</buy>
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==Drink==
 
==Drink==
* <drink name="Ripple Hill Lodge" alt="" address="" directions="" phone="+27 (0)42 283-0809" url="" hours="" price="" lat="" long="" email="" fax=""></drink>
 
  
 
==Sleep==
 
==Sleep==
  
* <sleep name="Aviance Guest House" alt="" address="" directions="" phone="+27 (0)83 658-5960" url="http://www.patensieguesthouse.co.za/" checkin="" checkout="" price="" lat="" long="" email="aviance@baviaans.net">Self catering or B&B. Indoor braai, 4 beds all en-suite and swimming pool available</sleep>
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* <sleep name="Aviance Guest House" phone="+27 (0)83 658-5960" address="Citrus, Patensie" email="[email protected]" url="http://www.baviaans.net/aviance">Self catering or B&B. Indoor braai, 4 beds all en-suite and a swimming pool.</sleep>
 
* <sleep name="Gonjah" phone="+27 (0)82 293-3335" email="[email protected]" price="Cost from R250 per unit per night" directions="9km outside Patensie on the way to Baviaanskloof">Chalet and camp site. Also offers 4x4 trails.</sleep>
 
* <sleep name="Gonjah" phone="+27 (0)82 293-3335" email="[email protected]" price="Cost from R250 per unit per night" directions="9km outside Patensie on the way to Baviaanskloof">Chalet and camp site. Also offers 4x4 trails.</sleep>
 
* <sleep name="Gamtoos B&B" phone="+27 (0)42 283-0907" email="[email protected]" url="http://www.gamtoosbb.co.za" price="R120 to R200 per person per night"></sleep>
 
* <sleep name="Gamtoos B&B" phone="+27 (0)42 283-0907" email="[email protected]" url="http://www.gamtoosbb.co.za" price="R120 to R200 per person per night"></sleep>
* <sleep name="Log View B&B S/C" phone="+27 (0)42 283-0314" Cell="+27 (0) 83 292-3913" email="[email protected]" url="http://www.baviaans.net/logview.html" directions="Turn right before Tolbos Restuarant and follow the B&B signs" price="R150 to R210 per person per night"> </sleep>
 
 
* <sleep name="Nikalandershoek Guest Farm" phone="+27 (0)83 556-3206" fax="+27 (0)86 502-5944" email="[email protected]" url="http://www.nikalanderhoek.co.za">On the banks of the Gamtoos River, self catering two bedroom cottage</sleep>
 
* <sleep name="Nikalandershoek Guest Farm" phone="+27 (0)83 556-3206" fax="+27 (0)86 502-5944" email="[email protected]" url="http://www.nikalanderhoek.co.za">On the banks of the Gamtoos River, self catering two bedroom cottage</sleep>
*<sleep name="Orchard View Country House" alt="" address="" directions="On the R331, 3km west of Patensie" phone="+27 (0)84 240-7057" url="http://www.sa-venues.com/visit/orchardview/" checkin="" checkout="" price="From R200 pps" lat="-33.753442" long="24.799533‎">Self-Catering or (Dinner), Bed&Breakfast with a nice view over the Gamtoos Valley and Patensie.</sleep>
 
 
* <sleep name="Retadi Gaste Huis" phone="+27 (0)83 234-9494"></sleep>
 
* <sleep name="Retadi Gaste Huis" phone="+27 (0)83 234-9494"></sleep>
* <sleep name="Shumba Manor" alt="" address="" directions="" phone="+27 (0)42 283-0409" email="[email protected]" fax="" url="http://www.shumbamanor.co.za/" checkin="" checkout="" price="">The Shumba Manor offers both self catering cottages and budget B&B rooms. The cottages have a double bedroom and sleeper couch, a bathroom and living area with an indoor braai and kitchenette.  The is an extension of the main house and has its own private entrance. They have two bedrooms, each with twin beds, a television, tea and coffee making facilities. Breakfast is included.</sleep>
 
 
* <sleep name="Shumba Safari Lodge" phone="+27 (0)42 284-0828">Lion, Giraffe and buck. Games drives and accommodation.</sleep>
 
* <sleep name="Shumba Safari Lodge" phone="+27 (0)42 284-0828">Lion, Giraffe and buck. Games drives and accommodation.</sleep>
 
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* <sleep name="Tia Ghee Tent Camp" phone="+27 (0)42 283-0739" fax="+27 (0)42 283-0481" email="[email protected]" url="http://www.baviaans.net/tiaghee.htm" directions="Follow the R331 to Combria, Tia Ghee signboard will be on the right" price="R230 to R300 per person sharing B&B">Tents on permanent floors with beds, bedding and towels supplied. Breakfast and dinner is served.</sleep>
* <sleep name="Tia Ghee Tent Camp" phone="+27 (0)42 283-0739" fax="+27 (0)42 283-0481" email="[email protected]" url="http://www.baviaans.net/tiaghee.html" directions="Follow the R331 to Combria, Tia Ghee signboard will be on the right" price="R230 to R300 per person sharing B&B">Tents on permanent floors with beds, bedding and towels supplied. Breakfast and dinner is served.</sleep>
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* <sleep name="Log View B&B S/C" phone="+27 (0) 42 283-0314" Cell="+27 (0) 83 292-3913" email="[email protected]" url="http://www.baviaans.net/logview.htm" directions="Turn right before Tolbos Restuarant and follow the B&B signs" price="R150 to R210 per person per night"> [[Image:South Africa_Patensie-Log View B & B.jpg|thumb|Log View]]</sleep>
  
 
==Get out==
 
==Get out==
[[Image:South Africa-Eastern Cape-Paul Sauer Dam01.jpg|thumb|Paul Sauer Dam]]
 
Further inland along the R331 is the Paul Sauer dam and the [[Baviaans|Baviaanskloof Mega Reserve]] . The dam can be accessed with a normal car as it is all tar road except for the last 4km that is well graded gravel. A 4x4 is a must to enjoy the Baviaanskloof.
 
 
* <listing name="Baviaanskloof Mega Reserve" phone="+27 (0)43 742-4450" fax="+27 (0)43 742-5566" email="[email protected]" url="http://www.ecparks.co.za/parks-reserves/baviaanskloof/">A world heritage site. 200 square kilometers of unspoiled mountain terrain. Self catering chalets, huts, camping and caravan sites distributed throughout the park.</listing>
 
 
 
* The beaches and surf at [[St Francis]] and [[Jeffreys Bay]] is less than 50km away.
 
* The beaches and surf at [[St Francis]] and [[Jeffreys Bay]] is less than 50km away.
  
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* The [[Baviaanskloof]] Mega Reserve.
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** <listing name="Baviaanskloof Mega Reserve" phone="+27 (0)43 742-4450" fax="+27 (0)43 742-5566" email="[email protected]" url="http://www.ecparks.co.za">A world heritage site. 200 square kilometers of unspoiled mountain terrain. Self catering chalets, huts, camping and caravan sites distributed throughout the park.</listing>
  
 
* The [[Tsitsikamma National Park]].
 
* The [[Tsitsikamma National Park]].
  
* Visit [[Hankey]] and final resting place of Sarah Baartman.
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* Visit [[Hankey]] and final resting place of [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sarah_Baartman Sarah Baartman].
  
 
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