Suurbraak at the foot of the Tradouw Pass
Think giant oaks and the burble of water in little streams; think historical 19th century buildings and bright little houses in a thin ribbon along the roadside. This is Suurbraak at the foot of the Tradouw Pass.
Gamkaskloof: a hidden heaven called The Hell
A one-legged flying doctor. A man who lugs a car over the mountain to a place without roads. These are the stories you’ll find at Gamkaskloof near Prince Albert in the Karoo, otherwise known as The Hell.
Allemansnek (R543) - Mountain Passes South Africa
This pass is straightforward with no sharp curves or steep gradients. It is of significant historical value in that this was the scene of a fierce battle during the Anglo-Boer war. The Battle of Allemansnek took place on 11th June 1900 between the Boer forces and the British army under General Buller. After this battle the Boers, fearing that they would be surrounded, retreated from Laingsnek. Buller occupied both Volksrust and Charlestown.
Lootsberg Pass (N9) - Mountain Passes South Africa
This lovely pass with its sweeping curves around the buttresses of the Lootsberg, lies in the heart of the Great Karoo some 70km North of Graaff Reinet on the tarred N9. It is the highest pass in the Karoo and was named after Hendrik Loots who died on the old pass, after his carriage overturned. It is the first of a string of poorts and passes starting from the North East near Middelburg, with the final one being the Potjiesberg Pass to the South of Uniondale taking travellers from the high…
Montagu Pass – a scenic trip back in time
There are four passes through the Outeniqua Mountains which connect the small city of George in the Southern Cape to the interior. The Outeniqua (newest), Montagu, Cradock and Railway passes were b…
10 Puik passe wat jy móét ry
Hulle is mooi, dikwels binne bereik vir ’n naweek-uitstappie en boonop gratis om te ry. Ons het ’n lysie gemaak van 10 ikoniese passe in Suider-Afrika wat jy eenvoudig móét kan aftik op jou lys.
Naude's Neck Pass, a challenging road in South Africa
Naude's Neck Pass is a high mountain pass at an elevation of 2.592m (8,503ft) above the sea level, located in the Eastern Cape, South Africa. This pass is not for sissies and even in full 4 WD the vehicles can be sliding around on the muddy surfaces. It’s one of the highest mountain roads of South Africa.