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We chat about the last portion of the first day of th Swartberg Tout, which includes Seweweekspoort and the Bosluiskloof Pass, as well as the Bosch Luys Kloof Nature Reserve, and the engineering details on the Huisrivier Pass

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We chat about the Swartberg Tour from Buffeljagsrivier to Ladismith which formed part of the first day of the Swartberg Classic Tour.

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In this talk we wrap up the Wild Coast Tour by visiting Collywobbles and Morgan Bay.

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The Morning Review with Lester Kiewit. Lester speaks to Trygve Roberts Editor at Mountain Passes South Africa.

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History of Lighthouses in SA

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A chat about The Haven, Cwebe Nature Reserve and lighthouses of South Africa.

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This pass is for the more experienced off-road driver. It is a wonderful shortcut along the main Wild Coast route, cutting out a long section of fairly boring villages and it will save you about an hour on your ETA. The deep valley carved out by the Mnenu River stretches far inland, where the main road loops around to avoid the deep valley. The pass has wonderful scenery but mostly it's obscured by dense bush and lantana which grows about 4m high, hiding the views.

On the flip side of the coin, this pass has a few negatives as well, so before you add it to your bucket list read the full report, as the road has not seen any maintenance in the last two decades; the bridge has been washed away and the bush has encroached over the road substantially.

Your vehicle will get scratched and if it's been raining, there will be plenty of mud in the lower sections near the river. Only drive this pass if you are experienced at off-roading and have a high clearance 4x4 with low range. We would also advise a minimum of two vehicles in case of problems. If you get stuck on this pass, note that there is no mobile reception. Unless you have a sat phone, you'll in for a long walk to get assistance.

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We chat about day one of the recent Wild Coast Tour.

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We chat about days 2, 3 & 4 of the recent Wild Coast Tour.

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We chat about the fourth day of the recent Wild Coast Tour – Msikaba Vulture Colony, Mbotyi, Magwa Falls, Port St Johns Airstrip and more….he Western Cape.

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We chat about the history of Tulbagh in the Western Cape.

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