When CapeInfo was deciding on the most beautiful drive in South Africa, Helshoogte came up tops for every reason — the ever changing views in every season, the dramatic mountain vistas and the things to do on the route. On the Stellenbosch side of the Pass, there are views back to Table Mountain. From the top and on the eastern side, there are views across four mountain ranges (and all the way to the other side of Worcester.) The attractions are anchored by Delaire Graff, Tokara and Thelema on the one side and and Boschendal and Solms-Delta on the other.
And in between there’s Pniël — a delightful little village with a rich history… but little to offer the traveller. Yes, there is the historic church as well as the fascinating Pniël Museum with its peaceful tea garden, but you need to check that they are open if you’re planning to visit — their opening times are erratic.