Bonnet Pass (R533)

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Bonnet Pass Bonnet Pass - Photo: Stef van Gasteren

This beautiful, tarred pass winds it's way up the escarpment on the R533 from Graskop in the east to Pilgrims Rest in the west. The scenery is breathtaking, with forests, waterfalls and birdlife in abundance. This is a very steep pass, especially on the eastern side with gradients as tough as 1:5. The pass has an average gradient of 1:11 which places it in the Top 20 SA passes in terms of average gradient.

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