We are back in the Western Cape this this week and bring you something very different in terms of mountain passes. This one is not for anyone suffering from acrophobia and you'll need to be in a high clearance 4x4 with low range, but having said that, this one can also be walked, but at 8,8 km and an altitude gain of 919m you'll need a certain level of stamina, good knees and a sturdy pair of boots!
Our featured pass lies completely within a private nature reserve and it's gravel travel all the way as we take you with us to one of South Africa's most spectacular view sites, offering breathtaking views over rugged ridges and a 400m deep canyon with near vertical sides.
This is our largest video set we have ever produced on a single pass and the page contains no less than eight videos. Sit back, relax and cyber drive with us as we take you up the second highest mountain and into the biggest snowfields of the Western Cape.
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.