The Gamtoos River Valley is one of my favorite areas and is found to the west of Port Elizabeth.Known as the food basket of the Eastern Cape, it is mainly a farming area producing citrus, potatoes and tobacco with all kinds of other fruit and vegetables also being grown. Its is a very scenic area with loads of potential as a top nature and agricultural tourism destination. All along the road accommodation can be found on various farms while there are a couple of very pleasant farm stalls and country restaurants. The people have a special sense of hospitality which is hard to beat and is always willing to show visitors around. The chief town in the Gamtoos Valley is Patensie with the other two being Hankey and Loerie.