Helshoogte Pass

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  • Address: Between Stellenbosch and Franschhoek, South Africa
  • Timings: 24-hrs Details
  • Time Required: 01:00 Hrs
  • Tags: View Point, Scenic Drive, Family And Kids, Nature, Road

A road-trip lover’s dream come true, the Helshoogte Pass was built in 1854 and is the oldest pass in Cap Town. It is fondly known as ‘Hell’s Heights’ due to the panoramic view of the mountain peeks which grace every turn of the pass.

If you want to see a photo-shopped live version of some of the best road stretches in the world, the Helshoogte Pass will not disappoint. Rent a car in the city and drive the pass as you soak in the sun and the play of shadows of the mountains.

Helshoogte Pass Travel Tips

  • Carry water and snacks with you.
  • Rent a car if you can drive and have an International Driver’s license.

How to Reach Helshoogte Pass

  • Rent a car.
  • Hire a metered taxi.
  • Hire a private taxi.

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  • Helshoogte Pass Address: Between Stellenbosch and Franschhoek, South Africa
  • Helshoogte Pass Timing: 24-hrs
  • Best time to visit Helshoogte Pass(preferred time): 09:00 am - 03:00 pm
  • Time required to visit Helshoogte Pass: 01:00 Hrs
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  • 57.19% of people who visit Stellenbosch include Helshoogte Pass in their plan

  • 70.65% of people start their Helshoogte Pass visit around 4 PM - 5 PM

  • People usually take around 1 Hr to see Helshoogte Pass

Wednesday, Friday and Saturday

93.85% of people prefer to travel by car while visiting Helshoogte Pass

People normally club together Spier Wine Farm and Stellenbosch Museum while planning their visit to Helshoogte Pass.

* The facts given above are based on traveler data on TripHobo and might vary from the actual figures

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