With Lesotho in our sites for early 2017, the website will eventually display over 730 passes and poorts towards the end of 2017. It is the only website of its kind in the world and we are delighted that we can still bring this huge font of knowledge to our readers completely free of charge. Your ongoing support and an ever increasing readership allows us to attract advertisers to keep this gentle financial balance.
From time to time in our travels across the length and breadth of this great land of ours, we uncover some great passes. Today we feature one of those. This big, gravel pass offers dense sections of indigenous forests, pine and bluegum plantations, steep gradients, exceptional mountain views, a wide range of flora and fauna, waterfalls, dams and a picture perfect rural village.
The pass gives access to some of the finest hiking, walking and MTB trails and starts or ends high in the misty reaches of the Amathola mountains. To add to these multiple attractions, not many people know about it either. You'll have the place to yourself.
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.