Into the mountains
Our featured pass this week is the Droelandskloof Pass, which we originally filmed back in 2014 on a gloomy winter's day with lots of water crossings and mud around, but our newest rendition of this exceptionally enjoyable route was filmed on a blue sky summers day with a not a drop of water in sight and in very much in line with the current drought in the Western Cape.
Our new three piece video set covers everything you need to know about driving this remote gravel pass. From avoiding being stampeded by the resident herd of bufallo to the tricky return route back to civilization - we cover it all. Why not make a full day of it and include a brace of passes in the area, which could include Swaarmoed, Theronsberg, Hottentotskloof, Bo-Swaarmoed and Gydo passes. You can do your trip planning on our Master Map, which is the ideal tool for ensuring a well planned excursion.
By the time this news release hits cyberspace, we will be off on our next pass filming expedition. As mentioned earlier, we will be making use of dual filming vehicles covering different areas daily, then getting together each evening to download footage and compare notes. Thirty seven passes are on our schedule to be completed in 4 days and weather permitting, we will be producing a range of new and upgraded videos over the the coming months. At this stage the weather forecasts are looking good.
Take the hyperlink below and enjoy the wild west as we tackle the impressive drive through the Droelandskloof. In fair weather this road is doable in a normal car, but ground clearance could be an issue. Watch the videos and decide for yourself.
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Upgraded videos added this week:
Akkedisberg Pass (R326) - An easy scenic pass offering loads of attractions (near Stanford, Overberg)
Katberg Pass (P351) - A tough gravel pass only suitable for 4x4 vehicles (2013 footage with new narration)
Devils Bellows Pass (P351) - An extension of the Katberg pass (4x4 only - 2013 footage with new narration)
Kwaaimans Pass - a scenic gravel pass in the heart of the old Transkei near Cala
Thought for the day: "Don’t watch the clock; do what it does. Keep going.” ~ Sam Levenson