The Northern Cape is one of the most unexplored provinces in South Africa. It's also the biggest province covering a massive 30,5% of South Africa's surface area. This equates to just under 373,000 square kilometres. There's plenty of space to find solitude, clean air and places to relax and unwind. There are also a surprising number of great mountain passes - both tar and gravel. In our news release today we have 7 video offerings ranging from a small poort to some big tarred passes.
Our winter filming trip through the province was a voyage of discovery with a new surprise around every corner. Add genuinely hospitable people and you have a winning recipe. Much of the surface area falls under the mantle of Namaqualand and our featured pass today is a fairly new tarred pass which has been labelled 'spectacular'.
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.