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This substantial pass of 7,3 km is located to the west of Umzimkulu in KZN. It's a mix of gravel and tar, with the major portion being tar. The pass descends a total of 238 vertical metres producing an average gradient of 1:26, but there is one steep section at 1:6 just after the summit on the eastern side. It also has many sharp corners and a speed limit of 60 kph is best adhered to. This is a high altitude traverse and is subject to mountain mists in summer and snow during winter.

A small section western side of the pass is currently (August 2021) under construction. The rest of the pass is in fairly good condition and tarred.

Cautionaries: Low visibility when mountain mists prevail, pedestrians, livestock on the road, slow moving local vehicles, local drivers ignoring barrier lines (see last clip in the video), and minibus taxis.

Published in KwaZulu-Natal

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