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    Going to 'Die Hel' (Gamkaskloof) next week end.
    As it is our first time there, any thoughts on the driving conditions (I drive a Pajerosport 4X4), and the most scenic route to follow from George?
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    The logical route is, after Die Hel continue north on the Swartberg pass to Print Albert. Then head east to intersect the N12 and go south through Meiringspoort and return via Oudtshoorn.

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    No worries with the car. It is just a gravel road with some sharp bends.

    If you want to travel the scenic route:
    • Montagu Pass
    • Paardepoort and pass Kammanassie Dam to Deyselsdorp
    • Short highway (N12) drive and turn onto Oudemuragie road just before De Rust. Road will take you almost all the way to Kango caves.


    This route into die Hel will probably take you all day.
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    Hennie

    Another option is to take the Robinson Pass, very scenic and go left on the R62 to Calitzdorp. In Calitzdorp you take the gravel road north towards the Calitzdorp dam and go via Groenfontein/Kruisrivier to join the R 328 at the foot of the Swartberg Pass. On Mapsource it is referred to as Besemkopweg. It goes through a farming area and is a joy to travel.

    The option through Oudtshoorn towards the Cango Caves will be a bit faster, but I would certainly advise to take the longer route. You will thank me later . We did it last year on the way to die Hel and I will certainly do it again. If you start your journey in the morning you will have ample time to enjoy the route and you will have time for numerous stops on the Swartberg and going down into die Hel.

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