December and the festive season is upon us. For those of you travelling far and wide, take us with you. We're completely portable as the website automatically resizes to any screen size - even on your mobile phone! Explore our beautful country and discover the rich history and magnificent places you didn't know existed. Drive safely.
We spent 10 days filming the last few passes in the Garden Route during November and introduce you to an exceptionally scenic pass, that offers some big climbs, sharp corners and views to truly take your breath away and this one is close to Knysna in the very heart of the Garden Route in a world of butterflies, lakes, forests, beaches and mountains. And you can drive it in any car!
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This 9 km tarred road connects the seaside village of Brenton-on-Sea with the N2 at the main bridge over the Knysna Lagoon. The road is in good condition and offers a varienty of enchanting Garden Route views which include the eastern perspective of the lagoon from high above Belvidere Estate and a summit view westwards over Buffalo Bay (Buffelsbaai) with its 7 km long beach sweeping back away from Brenton on Sea towards Walker Point. The pass is suitable for all vehicles and presents few dangers providing speed limits and barrier lines are adhered to.
Mountain Passes South Africa is a website dedicated to the research, documentation, photographing and filming of the mountain passes of South Africa.
Passes are classified according to provinces and feature a text description, Fact File including GPS data, a fully interactive dual-view map and a narrated YouTube video.
We are as passionate about maps as we are about mountain passes. A good map is a thing of beauty that can transport you into the mists of time or get your sense of adventure churning. It is a place to make discoveries about deserts and seas, mountains and lakes; of roads leading into places you have not been before; a place to pore over holiday destinations or weekend camping trips. A map is your window to the world.