Website that maps the country’s famous mountain passes fills an adventure niche market for the well-heeled, writes Janine Stephen
03 AUGUST 2017 - 06:00 JANINE STEPHEN
If you've ever done a cross-country road trip and decided to veer off the relatively straight and tedious national roads, in search of something a little more exciting, chances are good you've stumbled upon a mountain pass or two.
While researching the most extreme roads in the country, we stumbled upon an incredibly well-curated website called Mountain Passes of South Africa (MPSA).
Mountain Passes South Africa is a website dedicated to the research, documentation, photographing and filming of the mountain passes of South Africa.
Passes are classified according to provinces and feature a text description, Fact File including GPS data, a fully interactive dual-view map and a narrated YouTube video.
We are as passionate about maps as we are about mountain passes. A good map is a thing of beauty that can transport you into the mists of time or get your sense of adventure churning. It is a place to make discoveries about deserts and seas, mountains and lakes; of roads leading into places you have not been before; a place to pore over holiday destinations or weekend camping trips. A map is your window to the world.