This substantial pass of 7,3 km is located to the west of Umzimkulu in KZN. It's a mix of gravel and tar, with the major portion being tar. The pass descends a total of 238 vertical metres producing an average gradient of 1:26, but there is one steep section at 1:6 just after the summit on the eastern side. It also has many sharp corners and a speed limit of 60 kph is best adhered to. This is a high altitude traverse and is subject to mountain mists in summer and snow during winter.
A small section western side of the pass is currently (August 2021) under construction. The rest of the pass is in fairly good condition and tarred.
Cautionaries: Low visibility when mountain mists prevail, pedestrians, livestock on the road, slow moving local vehicles, local drivers ignoring barrier lines (see last clip in the video), and minibus taxis.
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