Pass of the week:
The end of 2017 is roaring down on us like a rampaging veld-fire, as the festive season is almost upon us and families head for their holidays on our crowded and often dangerous roads. Our featured pass this week is extremely interesting in that not only does it feature a scenic gravel pass in KZN, but it also has an exceptionally attractive stone church dating back to 1920. But it is the history which makes this pass so worthy of filling our weekly feature today. For the first time ever we feature a music video which relates directly to the Battle of Isandlwana. Mike Leicester filmed the pass and provided the research. More lower down....
Head in the Clouds:
Our recent news releases have featured cloud formations for the past two weeks, which has prompted one of our subscribers, Anton Kriegler, to send us his version of 'Understanding Clouds 101', which is highlighted lower down.
It's so easy to overlook some of the basics on our vehicles, before we head off on that perfect family holiday, but we provide a short check list here that will help you tick the boxes and ensure a hassle free trip. More lower down....
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.