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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

What's in the news this week?

* Easter message

* Coverage of days 3 & 4 of the Ben 10 Tour with overview videos

* Podcast (Bastervoetpad Pass)

* Tours updates

* A life lesson from Mark Twain


EASTER - We wish all of our subscribers and followers (currently 19,000!) safe travels this Easter weekend. Make sure you arrive alive and more importantly that you return alive too. Accident statistics over Easter are frightening, so take care and drive defensively. Get off the main routes. Use our master map to plan a slower more interesting, safer and relaxing route to your destination.

Notre-Dame - With the burning of one of the most iconic churches in the world and billions of Euros already being pledged for its reconstruction, we thought it would be fitting to use a simple little country church for our Easter photo, which was taken near the Bastervoetpad Pass. Simplicity itself and a raw beauty in it's own right.

TOURS UPDATES

21st April - Merino Monster Tour - Bookings have closed.

17th - 19th May - Great Swartberg Tour - Fully booked.

21st - 23rd June - Thomas Bain Heritage Tour - 5 places left.

In the planning room:

September - Ben 10 Eco Challenge (Version 2). 5 days of mud and glory (and maybe some snow). Get your name down on the advance priority list.

October/November - Sani Pass/Lesotho/Katse Dam. 4 days. Get your name down on the advance priority list.

Create your own tour: Plan a tour that you think would be a winner and send it in to us and qualify for a 30% rebate if we use it. Some factors to consider. Accommodation and meals for around 25 people. Fuel availability. Distances less than 250 km per day. Tour length can be between 1 and 5 days. Send it to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

PUBLIC SPEAKING ENGAGEMENTS: We will do a presentation at your function at no charge on the proviso it's within 30 km of Cape Town. Call us on 083 658 8888 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

PODCAST - A discussion on some of the challenges facing drivers on Day 2 of the Ben 10 Tour. LISTEN

BEN 10 ECO CHALLENGE TOUR
We take you through Day 3 and the dramatic 4th and final day of the tour when the happenings on Bastervoetpad meant we had to implement a number of alternative arrangements. [More lower down...]

 

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