The Swartberg Pass is for many South Africans the rubicon of gravel
road passes. There is an allure and a mystique around this old pass,
coupled with its status as a national monument, which elevates this pass
to the very top of every adventurer’s list.
Thomas Bain’s final piece of road building, the Swartberg Pass, is very long at 23.8 km and it takes about an hour to drive, excluding stops. You will be treated to a wide variety of incredible scenery, but the pass is not suitable for anyone suffering from acrophobia..
- Adventure Afrika October 2020 edition