During summer the climate is warm and dry, with magnificent evenings. The valley is surrounded by mountain ranges which have the effect of blocking cloud, resulting in a very high level of sunshine. In the winter it can get cold, but not as wet and unpleasant as the rest of the Boland. The winter days are very pleasant with its picturesque backdrop of snow capped mountain peaks.
Vaalkloof is the largest Natural Heritage Site in the Western Cape with San rock paintings dating back many thousands of years. The property boasts spectacular 4X4 and hiking trails which add to its unique scenic offering.
Vaalkloof has an abundance of animal life, water holes and cribs provide excellent bird watching opportunities. The transition area between the Karoo and Fynbos biomes, supports a richer diversity of bird life than either of them in isolation. A Total of 149 bird species have been recorded to date.
In South Africa, Vaalkloof is the 15th largest site in the country. The property is owned by a European family who do not allow public access to the farm and use the farm as a majestic weekend retreat with friends and family.