Die Hel to De Hoek, Groot Winterhoek Wilderness Area (near Porterville)

About 1h30min from Cape Town is a small conservation area is well-known for its rugged landscape and rich heritage. Among the interesting rock formations, exquisite fynbos and clear-water rockpools, you’ll find ancient rock paintings by the San and Khoi people.

It is popular with hikers and mountain bikers, and there are plenty of places to stop for a refreshing swim with not a building in sight.

Kloofing is an adrenalin-pumping way to explore Groot Winterhoek and its clear mountain pools. Die Hel to De Hoek is a demanding kloofing route, with no footpath.

Permits are need, so please contact Cape Nature, and make sure you are prepared.