Die Hel (otherwise known as Gamka's Kloof) is a valley locayed in the Swartberg Mountains in the Western Cape (South Africa). Nobody is sure where the 'Die Hel' name came from. One popular story is that a Piet Botha (an animal inspector) visited the valley in the 1940s and used a particularly difficult route known as the 'die leer' into the valley. He described the experience as "hell". The residents have never liked the name and prefer to referrer to themselves as 'Kloovers'.
The road between Uniondale and Willowmore, in the semi-desert area of the Karoo is noted for the Uniondale Phantom Hitchhiker, a phantom hitchhiking girl called Marie Charlotte Roux.
Chapman’s Peak Drive winds it way between Noordhoek and Hout Bay. Situated on the Atlantic Coast, at the south-western tip of South Africa, it is one of the most spectacular marine drives anywhere in the world.
Climbing 1.000 metres in 12 kilometres, the Swartberg Pass (1585 m above the sea level) is one of the steepest passes in South Africa. Running between Prince Albert in the north and Oudtshoorn in the south, the route offers spectacular views over the Little and Great Karoo. The road is not tarred and can be tricky in wet weather but you certainly don’t need a big 4x4 for the pass.
The N3 is a highway in South Africa that forms a part of the National Road System, connecting Johannesburg and Durban, respectively South Africa's largest and third-largest cities.
Bainskloof Pass is a high mountain pass situated in the Western Cape province of South Africa, on the Regional road R303 between Wellington and Ceres. Hairpin curves and rugged, rocky mountain scenery are two defining characteristics of Bainskloof Pass. Only an hour from Cape Town, it's hard to believe you're in the same province, let alone country, once you begin your drive through the area.
The Bloukrans Pass is a pass through the ravine of the Bloukrans River on the R102 between Plettenberg Bay and Jeffreys Bay, in the Western Cape of South Africa.
The Outeniqua Pass is a mountain pass in the Western Cape, South Africa, at an elevation of 800m above the sea level, that carries the N9/N12 national road through the Outeniqua Mountains north of George. It connects George and the Garden Route coastal plain with Oudtshoorn and the Little Karoo. It was constructed between 1943 and 1951, replacing the Montagu Pass as the main route from George to the interior.
Eselbank pass is a high mountain pass located in the Western Cape province of South Africa. This pass is located on the road between Cederberg Oasis and Wuppertal.
If you've never been to Gamkaskloof you have never experienced HELL!
Lootsberg Pass at an elevation of 1.781m above the sea level, is a high mountain pass situated in the Eastern Cape, province of South Africa, on the National road N9.
Du Toitskloof Pass is a high mountain gap situated in the Western Cape province of South Africa, on the Regional road R101 between Paarl and Worcester.
Sir Lowry's Pass is a mountain pass on the N2 national road in the Western Cape province of South Africa. It crosses the Hottentots-Holland mountain range between Somerset West and Grabouw on the main national road between Cape Town and the Garden Route.
Attakwaskloof Pass, Is situated in the Western Cape province of South Africa on the off-road between Mosselbay and Oudtshoorn.
Van Stadens Pass is a mountain pass situated in the Eastern Cape, province of South Africa.
Joubert's Pass, at an elevation of 2.242 m above the sea level, is a mountain pass situated in the Eastern Cape province of South Africa, near Lady Grey.