December has arrived. It's a time of festivities, holidays - a time of giving. It's also a time when the road death toll increases dramatically. Drive defensively this festive season; comply with the speed limits; rest if you're tired and ensure your vehicle is roadworthy. We want you back next year.
2017 is going to be a huge year for MPSA and we are setting our goals at completing all 750 passes by Dec 2017. It is possible, as we produced just over 250 passes during 2016. With the addition of the new Ben 10 Challenge and other exciting developements, we are anticipating that 2017 will be a massive year for us. None of this success and achievement can be achieved without the support of the public - which is currently 60,000 strong each month. Our readers cover all race groups and genders and the appeal of the passes and poorts seems to be universal. Thank you for your support of this uplifting and challenging project.
This week we head off into the Little Karoo and specifically to the fascinating town of Steyterville, where we explore and drive the 'Poort of the Flags'. Besides the normal video, we added a second video on Steyterlville itself, as we dig back into it's rich history and uncover some detail - like the fact that Dr Danie Craven lived there and where he married his first wife - amongst other famous South Africans. This Karoo town is a fine example of how to 'get things right' post 1994.
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.