Swartberg Pass / Gamkaskloof road closed temporarily

Please note that the pass is currently closed.  Latest reports are that repair vehicles were sent in and also got stuck in the mud…literally.

As you’ve seen on the news, the Beaufort-West region recently received much needed rain.  The Gamka-dam is currently overflowing and the river is coming down at a rapid pace.  This means that the bridge leading across the river to Boplaas is also under water.  We can therefore not gauge whether the bridge was damaged and therefor Boplaas is completely inaccessible.  Cape Nature have closed their reserve for 10 days as a precautionary measure.

With repair vehicles already on site and no more rain expected, we are positive that by next week the road will be open once again.

We will keep you posted on the condition of the road as we get reports in.  If you are/were planning a trip into The Hell, please call Cape Nature on 0235411736 for up to the minute reports on the road.

By |February 8th, 2011|Categories: Boplaas Latest News|5 Comments

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  1. pieter July 4, 2011 at 2:41 pm - Reply

    like to know when road will be open.

    • admin July 24, 2011 at 10:31 am - Reply

      Hi Pieter, the road is now open and it is possible to make it to Die Hel.

  2. eben marais August 5, 2012 at 7:20 pm - Reply

    Hi, we are planning a visit this weekend(Friday possibly) to the Kloof. Is it accessible at the moment? Regards

  3. Ryan August 6, 2012 at 8:04 am - Reply

    We are visiting die Hel this coming weekend – are all the roads open, any snow ?

  4. Francois August 7, 2012 at 11:36 am - Reply

    Hi. We’re travelling to Gamkaskloof via Swartberg Pass this Friday 10th Aug. We heard that the Swartberg Pass is closed. Any news on how long this will be- – open by Friday morning? And then from past experience would the road down into the kloof be OK given the rain and snow?



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