SA's most extreme mountain passes - traveller24

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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).

Run by Trygve Roberts, MPSA is dedicated to the documentation, photography, videography and appreciation of these special routes, which, without exception, have their origins in a necessity for easier access to trade, industry and community. As engineering and technology have become ever more sophisticated, many of these passes have long since been replaced by roads that offer way more convenient travel options, meaning that many could have fallen into disuse and disrepair.

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Mountain Passes South Africa

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.

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