Tweede Tol - Limietberg

Tweede Tol - Limietberg


About Tweede Tol - Limietberg

TWEEDE TOL is part of the Limietberg Nature Reserve - a vast 102 000ha of mountains, wildlife and fynbos. The site is located at the original tollgate of the beautiful Bainskloof Pass, built in 1853.


There are 20 standard campsites, each with its own braai area. Hot and cold water ablutions are available as well as a jungle gym for children. There are also six fenced off private campsites, each with its own kitchenette, shower and toilet, for those who value their privacy. Firewood is available for sale. A maximum of six people and two cars are allowed per campsite. Extra parking is available at the picnic parking area. Campsite arrival time is between 2pm and 6pm (8pm on Fridays) and departure time is 10am. Late arrivals will need to notify the manager on 082 494 9707. Bathroom lights stay on until 10pm. Overnight camping rates exclude conservation fees and campers have exclusive use of the Wolwekloof River swimming holes. On departure at 10am, campers may pay the conservation day fee and move to the picnic area.

Limietberg is a pristine nature reserve tucked away in the Du Toitskloof Mountains, near Paarl. The reserve stretches from Franschhoek in the south, eastwards towards Groot Drakenstein, and northwards as far as Voëlvlei Dam and is a World Heritage Site.

Limietberg offers a number of beautiful hikes through steep kloofs and deep valleys. Du Toits Peak, at 1 996m, is the highest point within the reserve. Visitors can also visit the many historical sites along the trails, including ancient rock art, a disused manganese mine and the graves of convicts who helped build the Bainskloof Pass.

The reserve gets extremely hot and dry in summer, but in winter the high mountain peaks are capped with snow. When visiting Limietberg, please check the weather forecast, as hikers can get caught in unpredictable conditions and the mountainous terrain makes rescue operations difficult.

Tweede Tol is a perfect spot for picnicking, but to avoid disappointment we suggest you come early, as day visitors are limited to 120 people per day. 

Features and Facilities

Sites available 20
Hot water
Nearby water River
Cell Phone Reception

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Map and Contact Details

Western Cape
GPS Co-ordinates:
S 33°43"58.90998', E 19°7"16.14'
Telephone: +27 (0)21 483 0190
Website: Visit website

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