In October 2008 we were in Graaff-Reinet for my cousins wedding. Before returning home on Sunday we decided to drive to the Valley of Desolation (Vallei van Verlatenheid). We went to a viewpoint and saw the amazing columns and beautiful Camdeboo plains.
The Valley of Desolation was declared a National Heritage Site in 1939. It is about 14km outside of Graaff-Reinet in the Camdeboo National Park. The piled dolerite columns are the product of volcanic and erosive forces of nature over 100 million years.