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Die Hel

Swartberge Pass | Between Calitzdorp and Prince Albert, Prince Albert Municipality 6930, South Africa
0235411107
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Back to nature

It was a rather nerve wrecking drive but worth the effort. The house we stayed at was Oupa Piet... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
Kathy B
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Stunning Scenery

We had a camping booking with Cape Nature for 3 nights. The trip down to 'Die Hel' is certainly a... read more

Reviewed 23 May 2017
Stu_hamilton
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Brakpan, South Africa
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Swartberge Pass | Between Calitzdorp and Prince Albert, Prince Albert Municipality 6930, South Africa
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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

It was a rather nerve wrecking drive but worth the effort. The house we stayed at was Oupa Piet Mostert's house, it is a charming, rustic little house with just the basic necessities, no electricity just solar power. There is also no cellphone reception. The...More

Thank Kathy B
Reviewed 23 May 2017

We had a camping booking with Cape Nature for 3 nights. The trip down to 'Die Hel' is certainly a rough ride especially towing an-off road camping trailer. We were aware of the time it takes to cover the 48kms down so were well prepared....More

Thank Stu_hamilton
Reviewed 12 May 2017

Boplaas is at the western end of Gamkaskloof, otherwise known as Die Hel. (Boplaas is not to be confused with Fonteinplaas at the eastern end of Gamkaskloof) Our group of six friends stayed in the historic Oom Hannes's cottage which is as comfortable inside as...More

Thank Penny M
Reviewed 12 May 2017

This was our first overnight stay on our 6-day cycle tour in and around the Swartberg Mountains. Die Kliphuis is a lovely and very comfortable cottage in a beautiful setting. We enjoyed piping hot showers after our long day's cycling from Prince Albert, and in...More

Thank JohnC_PennyM
Reviewed 8 May 2017 via mobile

Wanted to go back since my last visit was.more than 20 years ago. The road is long rough and tough. We entered at the end of a long weekend so lots of traffic coming out of Die Hel made for an interesting drive. A loong...More

Thank Adrian S
Reviewed 11 April 2017

If you like mountain passes, this is the one to do. Access the road down to Gamkaskloof via the Swartberg Pass. Then travel down the Gamkaskloof Pass and then the Elands Pass to eventually get into the "Kloof". Do read up about the history of...More

Thank KvD111
Reviewed 11 April 2017

The road from Prince Albert over the Swartberge Pass is a feat of engineering if you consider when it was first built in the mid to late 1800s. Today, if the weather is good and the pass is dry even standard saloon cars can traverse...More

Thank Sandra H
Reviewed 3 April 2017 via mobile

The trip down is as much part of Gamkaskloof as your stay. Changing vegetation, ancient mountains and various buck species, make it worth your while! The valley is peaceful and utterly unique, a fascinating place! Great birding opportunity and beautifully restored accommodation.

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Reviewed 2 April 2017

This mountain pass has incredible scenery - the dirt road can also be accessed by a motor car but I would suggest a 4 x 4 vehicle. Narrow in places where it makes passing difficult and extremely high so would not suggest it for the...More

Thank 1272anne
Reviewed 31 March 2017

If you have a 4 x 4 you can drive the road to The Hell (2 hours each way) but the best way is to take a tour. Lindsay from Dennehof in Prince Albert provides a comfortable day trip with an excellent commentary and a...More

Thank manorfarmnf
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edward g
13 June 2017|
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Response from Henk B | Reviewed this property |
Sorry for the late reply. It would be perfect. Its a bit of a bumpy road but not technical. Enjoy!
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