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Die Hel

Swartberge Pass | Between Calitzdorp and Prince Albert, Prince Albert Municipality 6930, South Africa
+27 23 541 1107
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Nice scenery, disappointing accommodation

The caravan accommodation at Fontein Plaas was disturbing. The caravans all needed to be ignited... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
M R C
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Plettenberg Bay, South Africa
Beautiful, but not the big hoo-ha

Drove through the beautiful pass and arrived at die Hel midday. the restaurant was quiet and we did... read more

Reviewed 5 September 2017
Marli v
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Loeriesfontein, South Africa
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Swartberge Pass | Between Calitzdorp and Prince Albert, Prince Albert Municipality 6930, South Africa
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Reviewed 1 week ago

The caravan accommodation at Fontein Plaas was disturbing. The caravans all needed to be ignited with a match. Broken windows, cupboards,the main door never closed when you where inside. The gas stove, sink and fridge was there just for show and were filthy. They provided...More

Thank M R C
Reviewed 5 September 2017

Drove through the beautiful pass and arrived at die Hel midday. the restaurant was quiet and we did not feel extremely welcome. The menu was average and the coffee as well. The town was very interesting.

Thank Marli v
Reviewed 22 August 2017

I did this last year when the pass was still open from the Prince Albert side. Having not done it before, I found the entire length exciting, with constant change in countryside from open fields to contorted bends in the cliffs. The klipspringer bucks were...More

Thank James C
Reviewed 9 August 2017

The road up the Swartberg Pass is one of my favourites - scenic does not describe it - but the road to The Hell is something else - not for the faint hearted But oh so worth it! A sign "next 40 km 3 hrs"...More

Thank Riaanjordaan
Reviewed 21 July 2017 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
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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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