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Biggest altitude gain ranking

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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   Geelhoutboom Pass EC   740
17   Carlisleshoekspruit Pass EC   739
18   Diepgezet Pass MPL   738
19   Kaapsehoop Pass MPL   736
20   Lawson's Pass WC   727
21   Voortrekker Pass WC   724
22   Ongeluks Nek EC   721
23   Bedrogfontein 4x4 EC   717
24   Waboomsberg Pass WC   705
25   Katberg Pass EC   699
26   Blinkwater Pass EC   695
27   Gwangxu Pass EC   685
28   Ramatselitso Pass EC   682
29   Old Postal Route WC   677
30   Nico Malan Pass EC   673
31   Long Tom Pass MPL   671
32   Mkonkota Pass EC   670
33   Wolf River Pass EC   670
34   Verlatenkloof Pass NC   667
35   Volunteershoek EC   662
36   Otto du Plessis Pass EC   658
37   Witsieshoek Pass FS   658
38   Du Toitskkloof Pass Old WC   651
39   Hela Hela Pass KZN   651
40   Molteno Pass WC   647
41   Georges ValleyRoad LPO   632
42   Swaarmoed Pass WC   629
43   Mokobulaan MPL   625
44   Nkoabee Pass LES   624
45   Watervalsrivier Pass MPL   624
46   Fullershoek Pass EC   616
47   Masjiennek Pass MPL   609
48   Saddleback Pass MPL   609
49   Slaaihoek Pass MPL   608
50   Langkloof Pass (P2943) NC   605
51   Orrie Baragwanath East LPO   602
52   Van Reenens Pass KZN   597
53   Vanrhyns Pass NC   595
54   Mikes Pass KZN   591
55   Dungu Pass EC   586
56   Bosluiskkloof WC   585
57   Outeniqua Pass WC   581
58   Klipkraal Pass MPL   575
59   Barkly Pass EC   572
60   Oliviershoek Pass KZN   571
61   Wapadsberg Pass EC   570
62   Waainek Pass EC   568
63   Spektakel Pass NC   567
64   Lundins Nek EC   566
65   Kumajaba Pass EC   562
66   Jouberts Pass EC   556
67   Gannaga NC   548
68   Bothasnek MPL   547
69   Robbers Pass MPL   546
70   Systershoog NC   546
71   Arangieskop Mountain Rd WC   540
72   Camdeboo Pass EC   532
73   Dewaalskloof Pass EC   532
74   Droelandskloof Pass WC   531
75   Old Mill Drift 4x4 FS   531
76   Great Fish River Pass EC   528
77   Rusty Gate Pass WC   527
78   Robinson Pass WC   523
79   Vredehof Pass KZN   521
80   Tarka Botha Pass EC   520
81   Ou Dooppoort Pass WC   517
82   Cecil Macks Pass KZN   513
83   Januariesfontein Pass WC   513
84   Theronsberg WC   513
85   Kowyns Pass   512
86   Normandien Pass KZN   512
87   Grootrivierhoogte Pass WC   510
88   Rooiberg Pass WC   509
89   Satans Nek Pass EC   508
90   Abel Erasmus Pass LPO   502
91   Rogers Pass KZN   500
92   Ouberg Pass Montagu WC   497
93   Attaquaskloof Pass WC   495
94   Montagu Pass WC   495
95   Kransvleikloof Pass WC   494
96   Mayaba Pass KZN   494
97   Eselbank Pass WC   487
98   Blyderivier Poort MPL   480
99   Hel se Pad Pass NC   480
100   Blinkberg Pass WC   479

 

LESOTHO:

 

1   Kotisephola Pass   1066
2   Moteng Pass   896
3   Cheches Pass   728
4   Laitsoka Pass   591
5   Lebelonyana Pass   576
6   Lekhalo La Baroa   487
7   Lekhalo La Thabo Putsoa   460
8   Lekhalo La Molimo Nthuse   382
9   Khalo La Lithunya   234
10   Lancers Gap   162
11   Tlaeeng Pass   140
12   Gates of Paradise Pass   120
13   Tsitas Nek   35

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 



 

 

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