Abel Erasmus Pass (R36)

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Abel Erasmus Pass, Limpopo Abel Erasmus Pass, Limpopo - Photo: Wikipedia

Forming part of the R36 near the Kruger National Park and the Molatse Canyon (or 'Blyde River Canyon') the pass starts at 1011m ASL, then drops down the Drakensberg escarpment to the Olifants River at 508m ASL. It can be found between the towns of Orighstad (40 km to the South) and Tzaneen (95km to the North East) and incorporates the Strijdom Tunnel. This is a major pass with a big altitude variance and incorporates 26 bends, corners and curves over its length of 9,8 km, producing an average gradient of 1:20.

 

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