This week we head back into the Western Cape and into the beautiful Cederberg region, which is a place once visited, you will return again and again. The area has spawned a large number of mostly gravel passes which attract adventure motor cyclists, 4WD enthusiasts, rock climbers, hikers, spelunkers, bird watchers and nature lovers in their droves.
Our featured pass has given our camera crew a tough time - evading good footage time and time again and it now holds the official MPSA record of having been filmed 15 times over a 4 year period before we finally achieved success. We nailed it about two weeks ago in perfect light and at the right time of day. Previous attempts were bedevilled by dust, corrugations, wind, corrupt CD cards, flat camera batteries, rain, cloud, mist and over-exposed or under-exposed footage. We cracked a bottle of champagne once we reviewed the footage!
We know you'll love this pass.
Mountain Passes South Africa is a website dedicated to the research, documentation, photographing and filming of the mountain passes of South Africa.
Passes are classified according to provinces and feature a text description, Fact File including GPS data, a fully interactive dual-view map and a narrated YouTube video.
We are as passionate about maps as we are about mountain passes. A good map is a thing of beauty that can transport you into the mists of time or get your sense of adventure churning. It is a place to make discoveries about deserts and seas, mountains and lakes; of roads leading into places you have not been before; a place to pore over holiday destinations or weekend camping trips. A map is your window to the world.