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What an amazing place! I shall certainly visit again very soon, but for a week and not a weekend... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
247LiveLife
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South Africa
A hellish drive to a heavenly place

The drive down to Die Hel must be taken very slowly and cautiously. 38 kilometers from the turn-off... read more

Reviewed 7 January 2019
EAE55
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Johannesburg, South Africa
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

What an amazing place! I shall certainly visit again very soon, but for a week and not a weekend. The road was better than expected, and was easy to traverse. It'[s wise to ensure that you take everything with you, as the shop there is...More

Date of experience: February 2019
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Reviewed 7 January 2019

The drive down to Die Hel must be taken very slowly and cautiously. 38 kilometers from the turn-off takes two hours, of which the last two hair-raising kilometers take 25 minutes. It's a journey that requires you to take a deep breath and be prepared...More

Date of experience: January 2019
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Reviewed 2 December 2018

Have done this drive into Die Hel and a previous occasion but it is always worth doing again, particularly with foreign guests who don't know a lot about South Africa

Date of experience: November 2018
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Reviewed 16 November 2018 via mobile

We drove into Die Hel, stayed overnight and drove out the next morning. The drive and passes in the Gamkaskloof are spectacular and a bucket list experience. The gentleman at Reception was very welcoming and friendly. He warned us about the baboons. The tiny museum...More

Date of experience: November 2018
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Reviewed 10 November 2018 via mobile

This place is for adventurers. If you are older then 40 years, better don't go there. To get there you have to travel 37 km on a very dangerous and treacherous road which can put you off from the start. The 37 kilometers will take...More

Date of experience: November 2018
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Reviewed 11 August 2018 via mobile

Park was great.Swimming is out in open waters so smaller kids can get tired as it is quite a stretch. Great for teenagers! Food is ok. Xcaret food was a whole lot better experience. The reason I gave it a 4 star is because their...More

Date of experience: June 2018
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Reviewed 10 August 2018

Always lovely stopping after a long day in the saddle of my Ktm. Sleep over in caravan, no need to bring bedding or towels as they are provided. Great little shop/restaurant with lots of local history. A must for any adventure biker.

Date of experience: April 2018
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Reviewed 9 July 2018

Die Hel was a great experience mainly for the drive down and back. The accommodation was good and clean. You do need a 4x4 to get to the accommodation. Plenty history in the valley which is being recreated by the family who have moved back.

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank fullies2018
Reviewed 22 June 2018

Fantastic trip through beautiful and rugged scenery. Stepping back in time. Exciting road but well kept and great welcome and chat with one of the original inhabitants of the valley. South Africa is full of amazing places and amazing people.

Date of experience: June 2018
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Reviewed 2 June 2018 via mobile

Quite why anyone would go to this remote valley is beyond me. Why they would stay there is incomprehensible! But as a challenge in sheer masochistic 4x4-ing it rates highly. Die leer is almost a vertical drop to the hide out of latter day tax...More

Date of experience: June 2018
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164piets
7 November 2017|
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Response from adriansH6348XN | Reviewed this property |
It is possible BUT some sections are really rocky / rough patches where washed out. Some sections are narrow and depending on time of day / week oncoming traffic can be problematic(with a trailer hitched) as you have to... More
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edward g
12 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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