Winter has truly gripped South Africa with a vengeance with wild weather being reported from all corners of the nation. Imagine a tornado with severe hail in Kempton Park in July, with flooding in KZN and heavy snow clean across all the major mountain ranges. The drought has now virtually been broken nationwide, with overflowing dams to be seen everywhere and even the beleaguered Western Cape has received excellent rainfall which will soon reflect in vastly improved dam levels. Perhaps only the Northern Cape is still under the drought kosh. More about that later....
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Your Western Cape film crew have just returned from a thoroughly enjoyable and fascinating excursion deep into the Northern Cape from Nieuwoudtville to the Richtersveld - in the process capturing 37 passes for the website, which will appear over the next few months.
Our overall impression of the Northern Cape after criss-crossing it from north to south and east to west was a province of stark contrasts. Our routing started at Niewoudtville......
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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.