It's officially mid-winter and what better time to escape to new places right here in sunny South Africa, at very affordable prices. Today we let you into one of the best kept nature reserve secrets, deep in the forests and cliffs of the mighty Amathola mountains near Fort Beaufort in the Eastern Cape, where wild animals still rule the roost and a really wonderful gravel pass takes one to the summit of the escarpment.
This is true 'Frontier Country' which once marked the eastern border of the then Cape Colony. Drive with us through this majestic landscape of dolorite cliffs and Afro-montane forests as we unveil yet another fabulous mountain pass to add to your bucket list. The good news is, it can be driven in a normal car.
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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.