Winter has arrived!
With widespread snow falls recorded across most of the high lying mountains from the Cederberg in the west to the Drakensberg in the east, there have been some great photos sent in from various parts of the country. Whilst it's a huge amount of fun bundling the family into the family car and heading off to find the snow, this can often lead to serious consequences. Snow driving mostly has the following ingredients which make up a lethal cocktail: Inexperience; Over-confidence; Ego and Alcohol. Lower down on this page we take you through a short safety check list, which should ensure a safe snow driving trip for you and your family.
Another Swartberg Pass update
We have been sent information from a business owner in Prince Albert, that SAPS are concerned about the disregard for the road closure signs at the northern end of the pass and have issued a warning to all residents (and by proxy their guests) that they will be patrolling that end of the pass - especially over weekends and will be looking specifically for anyone (including adventure bikers) who disregard the road closure signs. There you have it - plain and simple. Pass it on!
Pass of the week
Our Jhb filming crew headed up by Mike Leicester, have uncovered a great gravel pass, which is bound to have appeal for the more adventurous traveller. This new 'discovery' can be enjoyed via our video, multiple photos and detailed write up. More info lower down....
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.