The Road

Gamkaskloof can be reached from Oudtshoorn by following the Cango Caves road. Turn off towards the scenic Swartberg Pass. It will take you approximately 2½ - three hours (100 km) From Oudtshoorn to "the Hell". The Kloof can also be reached via the picturesque town of Prince Albert, via the Swartberg Pass. to the turn-off to Gamkaskloof approximately 25km from Prince Albert. Gamkaskloof is approximately 1½ - 2 hours (65km) from Prince Albert.

Near "The Top" on the Swartberg pass, a signboard will direct you to Gamkaskloof. The turnoff is approximately 50km from Oudtshoorn and 25km from Prince Albert. GPS Lat 33°20'22.25"S - Long 22° 2'18.20"E

Please note that there is no thoroughfare through Gamkaskloof. There is also no fuel available.

From the turnoff it is a 2 hour, never to be forgotten, journey into the Gamkaskloof. Travelers will marvel at the mountain vistas, the rock formations, the clear mountain air as well as the vegetation.

The vegetation range from fynbos at the higher altitude to Karoo succulents as one descends into the valley. The valley floor is covered with dense riverine shrubs, thorn trees and the spectacular "Klapperbos".

After 37 kilometers the traveler will see Gamkaskloof extending into the distance with the road dropping through a series of hairpin bends to the valley floor 1000 meters below. GPS Lat 33°20'44.94"S - Long 21°45'12.51"E. Engage low gear and let the gearbox slow you down on the descent.

At the bottom of the Kloof the road winds through the dense riverine bush, passing charming historical houses, camping sites, caravan park and the only kiosk and restaurant, GPS Lat 33°21'30.68"S - Long 21°41'23.22"E until one reaches the Gamka River crossing. GPS Lat 33°21'46.18"S - Long 21°37'46.10"E.

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