We are off on yet another trip to capture some of our beautiful passes on video.
You've all heard about the major gravel passes of the Eastern Cape, with names like Jouberts Pass, Lundin's Nek, Carlisleshoekspruit Pass, Naude's Nek, Bastervoetslaan Pass and the Otto du Plessis Pass. But staying out of the limelight amongst these big bad gravel boys, there are several minor passes - each with its own unique bit of history.
Our featured pass today is a perfect example of one of these quiet little gems, waiting patiently to be discovered. Drive with us today as we take you up and over a pass (not far from Rhodes, Elliot and Barkly East), that you've probably never even heard of, as we explore it's name and its origins, which will no doubt come as a big surprise to you, as it did to us.
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.