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South Africa's top 100 passes ranked in altitude gained (metres):

We have hyperlinked the Top 10 so you can click straight through to any of the passes.

 

  01   Sani Pass KZN    1332
  02   Mariepskop Pass MPL    1100
  03   Clivia Pass MPL    1047
  04   Matroosberg WC   991
  05   Baviaans-Kouga 4x4 EC   905
  06   Gamkaskloof WC   872
  07   Mzintlava Pass EC   866
  08   Prince Alfreds Pass WC   844
  09   Swartberg Pass WC   838
  10   Bastervoetpad EC   830

 


 

  11   Pakhuis Pass WC   824
  12   Ouberg Pass, Sutherland NC   820
  13   Studers Pass NC   809
  14   Naudes Nek EC   795
  15   Langeni Pass EC   751
  16   Carlisleshoekspruit Pass EC   739
  17   Diepgezet Pass MPL   738
  18   Kaapsehoop Pass MPL   736
  19   Lawson's Pass WC   727
  20   Voortrekker Pass WC   724
  21   Ongeluks Nek EC   721
  22   Bedrogfontein 4x4 EC   717
  23   Katberg Pass EC   699
  24   Blinkwater Pass EC   695
  25   Gwangxu Pass EC   685
  26   Ramatselitso Pass EC   682
  27   Old Postal Route WC   677
  28   Nico Malan Pass EC   673
  29   Long Tom Pass MPL   671
  30   Mkonkota Pass EC   670
  31   Wolf River Pass EC   670
  32   Verlatenkloof Pass NC   667
  33   Volunteershoek EC   662
  34   Otto du Plessis Pass EC   658
  35   Witsieshoek Pass FS   658
  36   Du Toitskkloof Pass Old WC   651
  37   Hela Hela Pass KZN   651
  38   Molteno Pass WC   647
  39   Georges ValleyRoad LPO   632
  40   Swaarmoed Pass WC   629
  41   Mokobulaan MPL   625
  42   Watervalsrivier Pass MPL   624
  43   Fullershoek Pass EC   616
  44   Masjiennek Pass MPL   609
  45   Saddleback Pass MPL   609
  46   Slaaihoek Pass MPL   608
  47   Langkloof Pass (P2943) NC   605
  48   Orrie Baragwanath East LPO   602
  49   Van Reenens Pass KZN   597
  50   Vanrhyns Pass NC   595
  51   Mikes Pass KZN   591
  52   Dungu Pass EC   586
  53   Bosluiskkloof WC   585
  54   Outeniqua Pass WC   581
  55   Klipkraal Pass MPL   575
  56   Barkly Pass EC   572
  57   Oliviershoek Pass KZN   571
  58   Wapadsberg Pass EC   570
  59   Waainek Pass EC   568
  60   Spektakel Pass NC   567
  61   Lundins Nek EC   566
  62   Kumajaba Pass EC   562
  63   Jouberts Pass EC   556
  64   Gannaga NC   548
  65   Bothasnek MPL   547
  66   Robbers Pass MPL   546
  67   Systershoog NC   546
  68   Camdeboo Pass EC   532
  69   Dewaalskloof Pass EC   532
  70   Droelandskloof Pass WC   531
  71   Old Mill Drift 4x4 FS   531
  72   Rusty Gate Pass WC   527
  73   Robinson Pass WC   523
  74   Tarka Botha Pass EC   520
  75   Ou Dooppoort Pass WC   517
  76   Cecil Macks Pass KZN   513
  77   Januariesfontein Pass WC   513
  78   Theronsberg WC   513
  79   Kowyns Pass   512
  80   Normandien Pass KZN   512
  81   Grootrivierhoogte Pass WC   510
  82   Rooiberg Pass WC   509
  83   Satans Nek Pass EC   508
  84   Abel Erasmus Pass LPO   502
  85   Rogers Pass KZN   500
  86   Ouberg Pass Montagu WC   497
  87   Attaquaskloof Pass WC   495
  88   Montagu Pass WC   495
  89   Kransvleikloof Pass WC   494
  90   Mayaba Pass KZN   494
  91   Eselbank Pass WC   487
  92   Blyderivier Poort MPL   480
  93   Hel se Pad Pass NC   480
  94   Blinkberg Pass WC   479
  95   Seweweekspoort WC   479
  96   Eureka City Pass MPL   478
  97   Elands Pass WC   477
  98   Potjiesberg Pass WC   474
  99   Mpageni Pass MPL   472
  100   Nieuwoudts Pass WC   471

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 



 

 

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