Mountain Passes of South Africa

Eastern Cape

Eastern Cape

Free State

Free State

Gauteng

Gauteng

KwaZulu-Natal

KwaZulu-Natal

Limpopo

Limpopo

Mpumalanga

Mpumalanga

Northern Cape

Northern Cape

North West

North West

Western Cape

Western Cape

This week we head up into the Northern Cape and since this is officially the time of year of the spring flowers in Namaqualand, we've decided to introduce you to a big altitude gaining gravel pass between Leliefontein and Garies, that runs along the valley to the west of the Langkloof Pass, which we featured a few weeks ago.

Our featured pass is generally maintained to a good standard and can be driven in almost any vehicle. Besides the hundreds of acres of wild flowers on offer, there are granite smothered mountains that glisten in the sunlight, set against the bluest of skies that one only finds in Namaqualand.

All around you the ridges and rivers pulse with life as the winter comes to an end for a brief, but spellbinding few weeks as nature explodes into a frenzy of blossoms.

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More information

Route File

On a pass-page, scroll down to below the Route Map, to download the Route File. Available only to Registered Users.

 

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.

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