Southern views from the summit
Southern views from the summit - Photo: Photo: Trygve Roberts

This thoroughly enjoyable and fairly long pass of 19 km straddles the Vreysrant Mountains between Herbertsdale and Vanwyksdorp. The road is generally well maintained to a high standard, despite the gravel surface. The northern section can get quite narrow at times, but should present no problems providing speed limits are adhered to. The road was realigned to improved geometric standards in 1920.

There are at least half a dozen river crossings over low level culverts, which can be dangerous if the rivers come down in flood. In the video clip there is ample evidence of fresh repair work and it can be seen just how high these rivers can get. Poor judgement or ego driven decisions could be fatal. If you are not prepared to walk it, then don't drive it.

This pass is suitable for all vehicles (except in heavy rain or snow conditions) 

  

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