The Rooiberg Pass is one of those "off the radar" passes that has very low traffic volumes. The reason for that is the much better and faster tarred roads offering alternative routes in that area. But if you want to get to the metropolis of Van Wyksdorp which is tucked away in a valley in the Little Karoo, this is one of the passes that will get you there if you happen to find yourself quaffing fine port in one of Calitzdorp's eateries. It's a real gem of a pass and begs the attention of the adventure traveller. It's also long, dusty, bumpy and challenging in places. (Click the READ MORE button for the details and hyperlink)
You can try it out here on a cyber drive before pitting your Corolla against this biggie.
There have been some changes to the website. You might notice that most of the multiple part passes have been grouped under a single heading, making navigation a lot easier on the site. We are also working flat out on getting the downloadable route files ready for you.
Till next week - Plan your leisure time with infinite care. It deserves your attention.