Squirrel in the Vrolijkheid Nature Reserve
Squirrel in the Vrolijkheid Nature Reserve - Photo: Wikipedia

Strykhoogte is something of a mystery with no history available - even from locals in MacGregor. It is clearly an old pass as there are several sections utilising Thomas Bain's dry stone walling method to support the road. The pass runs through an arid area of the Little Karoo and offers wide views over mountains and farms. It forms the western border of the Vrolijkheid Nature Reserve - a favourite weekend destination for birders and hikers.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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