Welcome to Swartberg Nature Reserve

This is also a phenomenal place for a drive, assuming you have a high-clearance vehicle and mountain roads don't leave you feeling queasy. In a narrow valley within the reserve is Gamkaskloof, better known as Die Hel. The gravel 'road to Hell' is a magnificent drive made up of back-to-back hairpin bends. On arrival you'll find one of South Africa's most remote communities. The first citizens of Die Hel were early Trekboers, who developed their own dialect, but once the road was built in the 1960s most residents left the valley.

Now Die Hel is part of the reserve, and it offers a tearoom, a small museum and various trails.

Top experiences in Swartberg Nature Reserve

Swartberg Nature Reserve in detail