Gamkaskloof, also known as Die Hel, is a really special full day’s outing, ideally suitable for 4×4 vehicles. Be sure to pack your picnic basket and fill your tank before heading off into the Swartberg as there is no petrol in the valley.
Experience magnificent views as you traverse this part of the Swartberg and meander down the zigzags of Elandspad to the almost ‘forgotten valley’ of the Kloowers, folk who lived in this fertile valley in isolation until 1962. Depending on time of year, the riverbed will be either dry or full, but still navigable.
The return trip will take you almost 2.5 hours; plan your departure time to arrive back before sunset, as it is not advisable to travel the mountain in the dark. (Total driving time in and out is 5 hours excluding refreshment stops).