Life & Leisure

Helshoogte Pass

Helshoogte Pass, is one of the most loved and travelled roads in the Western Cape, linking Stellenbosch with the Drakenstein Valley. This magnificent scenic pass transports one over the saddle that separates Simonsberg from the Jonkershoekberge. It winds its way past fruit farms, such as the historic Boschendal Estate, as well as vineyards, such as Delaire, Tojkara and Thelema to name a few. The Helshoogte Pass begins at the foot of Stellenbosch and is about 5km from Life & Leisure; it takes you past the historic Pniel village and is the most favoured scenic route to Franschoek. We will assist you with wine tours and advice about which wine farms to visit and what are the best sites to visit to make for a memorable day tour.