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Hankey is a small town in the Gamtoos River Valley in South Africa, near Humansdorp.

View over the small town of Hankey.


Hankey is situated in a citrus producing area in the Gamtoos River Valley. The town is mainly a residence for many of the citrus farmworkers and have little to offer tourists.

Get in[edit]

By car[edit]

Follow the N2 West from Port Elizabeth (about 70km) or the N2 East from Garden Route and take the Humansdorp turnoff (R330). Follow the R330 to Hankey.

By plane[edit]

The nearest domestic airport is Port Elizabeth Airport, approximately 110 km away, the nearest international airport is Cape Town International Airport, approximately 600 km away.

Get around[edit]


Very large sundial.
Last resting place of Sarah Baartman.
  • The final resting place of Sarah Baartman. On a hill overlooking the valley where she was born.
  • The largest sundial in South Africa
  • The Gamtoos valley offers many stunning views and rock formations. Best way is to take a slow drive and explore the surrounding area.






  • 1 inniKloof, Heuningkloof, Hankey (, +27 422840940, . Check-in: 14:00, check-out: 10:00. There are four self-catering cottages, Each cottage has a large double bedroom and a second room for three guests (sleeping five guests in total). Extra beds and a baby cot can be added if required. The kitchen is fully-equipped with a fridge, hotplate, microwave, electric frying pan, toaster and kettle. A gas geyser supplies hot water for the shower and basins. The spacious lounge provides enough place for relaxing and reading. There is also a campsite in a large grass-covered area surrounded by indigenous trees. Electricity is available in the ablution facility.

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