Tweede Tol is part of the Limietberg Nature reserve, found on the Bainskloof Pass towards Ceres. This camp site has been around for ages and is the perfect getaway for those seeking a bit of peace and quiet.
Once you arrive, you almost forget the breathtaking view of Bainskloof Pass and settle in to quiet nature on your spacious camp site. It is very quiet and you can literally feel the mountains around you. There are 20 campsites, all varying in size. The ones alongside the river are more popular, especially plots 13, 14 and 15 as these are close to the main rock pool and are the most grassy sites on the campsite.
The map below gives you a good idea of the layout of the campsite:
The campsite has undergone a major refurbishment… if that is the right term to use. The gravel roads are now tar and there are new bathroom basins and toilets. These are not the best as they are stainless steel (the not so nice kind) – great for maintenance, but not so comfy for those camping here. We had an issue with the flushing mechanisms when we were there. Especially if its your first time, the persistent wind takes some getting used to. Depending on the season it can be really bad… really, really bad. On the flip side, camping here can be really, really good! That’s camping and this is the only other negative thing I can say about this site.
It is magical, quiet and as untouched as nature gets. The rock pool water is fresh, there are plenty of hiking trails and too many rock pools to count. And if you’re really brave, try the jump off the main waterfall – it will challenge the bravest of men and is definitely well worth the 2.1km walk. Be sure to follow the river on the way back. It’s loads of fun.
Please remember, there is NO cellphone signal and the only contact with the outside world is via a “Tiekie”box phone at the gate. Wood is available on site as well. You have Wellington 13km down the pass to the south and Ceres is North, should you need anything.
Its definitely worth a visit, especially if you enjoy hiking.