fbpx

We chat about the dangers of travelling over the festive season and we close the chapter on the Swartberg Classic Tour.

Listen to the interview:

Published in MPSA Podcasts

Swartberg Classic Tour – Day 3 (Prince Albert to Die Hel)

Listen to the interview:

Published in MPSA Podcasts

Day 3 of the Swartberg Classic Tour (Die Hel to the southern end of the Swartberg Pass)

Listen to the interview:

Published in MPSA Podcasts

A chat covering the first half of Day 2 of the Swartberg Classic Tour.

Listen to the interview:

Published in MPSA Podcasts

We relive the first day of our recent Swartberg Classic Tour.

Listen to the interview:

Published in MPSA Podcasts

In this chat we cover diverse subjects including weather systems, a new tour to the Swartberg area and the Zuurberg Pass.

Listen to the interview:

Published in MPSA Podcasts

We discuss the second day of the recent Swartberg Tour.

Listen to the interview:

Published in MPSA Podcasts

A chat covering day 1 of our recent Swartberg Tour

Listen to the interview:

Published in MPSA Podcasts

This relatively unknown pass is located on the farm road designated MR00363 between the Swartberg Pass and Calitzdorp, just to the east of the Kruisrivier settlement. It offers marvellous scenery with the mighty Swartberg Range looming ever present to the north. With a moderate length of 4.7 km and an equally modest altitude gain of 156m it produces an easy average gradient of 1:30 but there are a few sections that do ramp up 1:8.

There are a number of passes to the north-east of Calitzdorp which mainly follow the many river courses that flow down from the Swartberg Mountains. These include the Kruisrivierpoort, Huis se Hoogte, and Coetzees Poort. There are a number of cautionaries for this pass, despite it's modest statistics. These inlclude some very sharp corners, steep drop offs, loose gravel on the corners, ruts and washaways as well as a strong possibility of finding livestock on the road.

Published in The Western Cape

A discussion around the details of the upcoming Great Swartberg Tour in May 2019.

Listen to the interview:

Published in MPSA Podcasts
Page 1 of 2

COVID-19 Corona Virus South African Resource Portal

Subscribe to our Newsletter

Sign up to receive our weekly newsletter with News and Updates from Mountain Passes South Africa
captcha 

Subscribe to our Site

Subscribe for only R425 a year (or R325 for 6 months), and get full access to our website including the videos, the full text of all mountain passes articles, fact-file, interactive map, directions and route files.

Register

 

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.
 

Master Orientation Map

Master Orientation Map 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.

View Master Orientation Map...