WELCOME TO THE HOME OF THE DONKEY TRAIL...

Die Hel in the Gamkakloof Valley was first inhabited by farmers in 1830. It was accessible only by foot until 1963 when a road was built winding from the Swartberg Pass down into this remote valley.

Before the road, a ‘donkey trail’ over the Swartberg Mountain from Calitzdorp to Die Hel was the only commercial life line with the outside world. This historic ‘donkey trail’ starts at Hans and Erika Calitz family farm ‘Living Waters near Calitzdorp.

 

MEDIA REVIEWS

Travel Africa Magazine - Winter 2010

Getaway - September 2009
Go - June 2009
South African Country Life - May 2009
Beeld PLUS Bylae - 28 March 2009
Weekend Argus Travel - 7/8 March 2009
Die Burger Buite - 13 Jan 2009
SA Mountain - Sept/Nov 2008

 

AWARDS

Cape Nature - Special Award

 

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