Nestled at the top of Bain’s Kloof Pass in the Limietberg Nature Reserve, just outside the picturesque town of Wellington, lies Tweede Tol campsite. With unsurpassed vistas, an abundance of indigenous flora and fauna and clear mountain streams, it is a favorite camping destinations for people visiting in the Cape Winelands area.
The route to the campsite follow the scenic Bain’s Kloof Pass. Built in 1854 by the famous Scot, Andrew Geddes Bain, the pass was once the sole gateway to the north. Originally built for horse-drawn traffic and later tarred, it reaches 594 metres at its highest point. That said, the gradient is gentle, but at 18km long, it is a steady climb up from Wellington.
The Tweede Tol camp and picnic site was once the location of the original Bainskloof tollgate! The campsite has 20 standard sites, each with its own braai area as well as six fenced-off private campsites. The area is an outdoor enthusiast’s dream with various hikes that will take you through wild mountain trails with stunning views, clear river pools, and historic sites.