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About Die Poort Private Nature Reserve

Die Poort Private Nature Reserve is a little piece of heaven on the Route 62 in the Swartberg Mountains. It offers tranquility in a magnificent mountain and river environment.

Die Poort Private Nature Reserve offers guests a choice of staying one of in three historic, self-catering guest cottages; The Barn, Fig Tree and Eagle’s Nest. Each unit has its own charm and a beautiful view of the wonderful surrounding mountains and river. We provide all the linen and each cottage has a private bathroom with a bath or a shower. Each cottage also has a warm water geyser, a fridge and a hot-plate that are served by gas. We provide paraffin lamps and candles. Each unit also has barbecue facilities, but guests need to bring their own wood.

The two-bedroom Barn forms part of a restored barn that dates back from the early 20th century. It was also used for distilling wine and spirits. The Fig Tree was originally built as a pioneer dwelling in 1915. This one-bedroom cottage offers a comfortable double bed and a separate adjacent building with a bedroom offering two single beds and an en-suite bathroom. Eagle’s Nest is located close to the river and it is a restored pioneer cottage that dates back to 1881. The cottage consists of two bedrooms with double beds.

Guests can participate in a wide range of activities such as hiking, swimming, canoeing, mountain biking and birdwatching. Located nearby is the Bôjaanskop 4x4 Route. The district offers thermal springs, ostrich farms, the Cango Caves, Seweweeks Poort, Groenfontein-Kruis River Road, the Red Stone Hills, Gamkaberg Provincial Nature Reserve, Rooiberg Pass, Swartberg Pass and “The Hell”.

KINDLY NOTE: We only take bookings (once confirmed) at least two full days notice from arrival date to make necessary arrangements. Thank you for your understanding.

  • Response Rate: 100%
  • Enquiry Response Time: 16 hours
  • Minimum stay: 2 Days
  • Type: Self-catering
  • Sleeps: 12
  • Check-in: 2:00 PM
    Check-out: 10:00 AM


  • Braai/Barbecue
  • Hiking
  • Parking on Premises

Languages Spoken

  • English

Important Information

Please note that the rates are subject to the number of guests staying, hence we advise guests to request the appropriate tariffs.

Die Poort Private Nature Reserve Rooms

Die Poort Private Nature Reserve Map

Die Poort Private Nature Reserve is 14.3km from the centre of Calitzdorp , the nearest airport 106.4km (George Airport).
*Distances are shown as the crow flies and not necessarily the actual travelling

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Bojaankop 4x4 Trail

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(29.4 km from Calitzdorp)

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