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Hankey is a small town part of the Kouga Local Municipality of the Cacadu District in the Eastern Cape. The town is situated on the confluence of the of the Klein and Gamtoos rivers, was established in 1826 and named after the Rev. William Alers Hankey. It remains the oldest town in the Gamtoos Valley. Hankey is surrounded by beautiful hills and fertile farming land, en route from Port Elizabeth to the Baviaanskloof. This is a small town with major facilities and services centered on a single main street in the town center. For more information contact the Tourism office in the town. Well-stocked Spar. (May-15)
|Address :||Eastern Cape, South Africa|
|Contact :||Gloria Mphahlele (Hankey Tourism)|
|Tel :||+27(0)42 284 0543|
|Cell :||+27(0)72 891 0222|
|Email :||Click Here|
|Cellphone Reception :||Good||Main Cellular Network :||MTN. Cellc. Vodacom|
|Police Station :||Yes||Police Telephone :||+27(0)42 284 8202|
|Doctor :||Yes||Doctor Telephone :||+27(0)42 284 0765|
|Tourist Information :||Yes||Tourist Information Telephone :||+27(0)42 284 0543|
|Petrol :||Yes||Petrol Type :||ULP|
|Facilities :||Shops, General Dealer, Bank, ATM, Lodging, Camping, Butchery, Liquor, Restaurant, Pharmacy, Mechanical Repair|
|Mountain Biking, Golf, Bird Watching|
|More Activities :||Visit the Hankey Country Club. Visit here the grave of Saartjie Baartman.|
Hotel, guest house, lodges, self catering, camping sites are available for accommodation to visitors. (May-15).
Doctor's Contact added is for Dr J Daffue. (May-15).
Scrumptious meals are served in different restaurant, coffee shop and takeaway scattered on the main road in the town. (May-15).
There is only one fuel stop the BP Shell fuel station along North Street in Hankey town. There is a Standard Bank ATM and Spar shop on the premises of the fuel stop. (May-15).
INFORMATION AND POSTAL SERVICES:
There is a Tourism office in Hankey along North Street for any inquiries about the town facilities, services and activities. (May-15).
MECHANICAL REPAIRS/ TOW IN SERVICES:
There is a vehicle workshop at the BP shell garage in the town centre. (May-15).
There is an FNB bank and ATM and a Standard Bank ATM at the Shell fuel stop along North Road and an ABSA ATM on the premises of Hankey Tourism Information office.(May-15).
There is no hospital in Hankey. There is a Loerie Clinic in town, Tel +27(0)42 287 0697. For Pharmaceutical requirements visit the Hankey Apteek, Tel: +27(0)42 284 0173. (May-15).
Police contact added is for the SAPS in Hankey. Emergency contact is 10111. (May-15).
There is a Spar next to BP shell garage along North Street. (May-15).
Public transport is available with daily taxi browse to the nearby towns. (May-15).
Travelling on the R332 from Hankey to Willowmore via the Baviaanskloof: There are a few paved river crossings, which travellers have reported as being from 20cm deep to 70cm deep on different occasions. Possibly passable with a 2WD vehicle if the water is not deep. Note that the water levels change drastically when it rains. If the water level is a problem East Cape Nature will not allow any vehicle through.
Officially it is recommended to use a 4x4 to travel through the Baviaanskloof, but parts of it can be done with a normal car. But only 4x4 is allowed in the last part of the Baviaanskloof.
The trip is approx 210km long and 60km of it rather difficult driving. Very steep and narrow tracks. But the landscape is beautiful.
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