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South Africa's top 100 passes ranked in altitude gained (metres):

We have hyperlinked the Top 10 so you can click straight through to any of the passes.

 

  01   Sani Pass KZN    1332
  02   Mariepskop Pass MPL    1100
  03   Clivia Pass MPL    1047
  04   Matroosberg WC   991
  05   Baviaans-Kouga 4x4 EC   905
  06   Gamkaskloof WC   872
  07   Mzintlava Pass EC   866
  08   Prince Alfreds Pass WC   844
  09   Swartberg Pass WC   838
  10   Bastervoetpad EC   830

 


 

  11   Pakhuis Pass WC   824
  12   Ouberg Pass, Sutherland NC   820
  13   Studers Pass NC   809
  14   Naudes Nek EC   795
  15   Langeni Pass EC   751
  16   Carlisleshoekspruit Pass EC   739
  17   Diepgezet Pass MPL   738
  18   Kaapsehoop Pass MPL   736
  19   Lawson's Pass WC   727
  20   Voortrekker Pass WC   724
  21   Ongeluks Nek EC   721
  22   Bedrogfontein 4x4 EC   717
  23   Waboomsberg Pass WC   705
  24   Katberg Pass EC   699
  25   Blinkwater Pass EC   695
  26   Gwangxu Pass EC   685
  27   Ramatselitso Pass EC   682
  28   Old Postal Route WC   677
  29   Nico Malan Pass EC   673
  30   Long Tom Pass MPL   671
  31   Mkonkota Pass EC   670
  32   Wolf River Pass EC   670
  33   Verlatenkloof Pass NC   667
  34   Volunteershoek EC   662
  35   Otto du Plessis Pass EC   658
  36   Witsieshoek Pass FS   658
  37   Du Toitskkloof Pass Old WC   651
  38   Hela Hela Pass KZN   651
  39   Molteno Pass WC   647
  40   Georges ValleyRoad LPO   632
  41   Swaarmoed Pass WC   629
  42   Mokobulaan MPL   625
  43   Watervalsrivier Pass MPL   624
  44   Fullershoek Pass EC   616
  45   Masjiennek Pass MPL   609
  46   Saddleback Pass MPL   609
  47   Slaaihoek Pass MPL   608
  48   Langkloof Pass (P2943) NC   605
  49   Orrie Baragwanath East LPO   602
  50   Van Reenens Pass KZN   597
  51   Vanrhyns Pass NC   595
  52   Mikes Pass KZN   591
  53   Dungu Pass EC   586
  54   Bosluiskkloof WC   585
  55   Outeniqua Pass WC   581
  56   Klipkraal Pass MPL   575
  57   Barkly Pass EC   572
  58   Oliviershoek Pass KZN   571
  59   Wapadsberg Pass EC   570
  60   Waainek Pass EC   568
  61   Spektakel Pass NC   567
  62   Lundins Nek EC   566
  63   Kumajaba Pass EC   562
  64   Jouberts Pass EC   556
  65   Gannaga NC   548
  66   Bothasnek MPL   547
  67   Robbers Pass MPL   546
  68   Systershoog NC   546
  69   Camdeboo Pass EC   532
  70   Dewaalskloof Pass EC   532
  71   Droelandskloof Pass WC   531
  72   Old Mill Drift 4x4 FS   531
  73   Rusty Gate Pass WC   527
  74   Robinson Pass WC   523
  75   Vredehof Pass KZN   521
  76   Tarka Botha Pass EC   520
  77   Ou Dooppoort Pass WC   517
  78   Cecil Macks Pass KZN   513
  79   Januariesfontein Pass WC   513
  80   Theronsberg WC   513
  81   Kowyns Pass   512
  82   Normandien Pass KZN   512
  83   Grootrivierhoogte Pass WC   510
  84   Rooiberg Pass WC   509
  85   Satans Nek Pass EC   508
  86   Abel Erasmus Pass LPO   502
  87   Rogers Pass KZN   500
  88   Ouberg Pass Montagu WC   497
  89   Attaquaskloof Pass WC   495
  90   Montagu Pass WC   495
  91   Kransvleikloof Pass WC   494
  92   Mayaba Pass KZN   494
  93   Eselbank Pass WC   487
  94   Blyderivier Poort MPL   480
  95   Hel se Pad Pass NC   480
  96   Blinkberg Pass WC   479
  97   Seweweekspoort WC   479
  98   Eureka City Pass MPL   478
  99   Elands Pass WC   477
  100   Potjiesberg Pass WC   474

 

LESOTHO:

 

1   Kotisephola Pass   1066
2   Moteng Pass   896
3   Cheches Pass   728
4   Laitsoka Pass   591
5   Lebelonyana Pass   576
6   Lekhalo La Baroa   487
7   Lekhalo La Thabo Putsoa   460
8   Lekhalo La Molimo Nthuse   382
9   Khalo La Lithunya   234
10   Lancers Gap   162
11   Tlaeeng Pass   140
12   Gates of Paradise Pass   120
13   Tsitas Nek   35

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 



 

 

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