...not all the passes have route files yet. We are working our way alphabetically through them and have embedded about 15% of the files so far. We expect all the passes to have accessible route files by the end of March. You can visit the HELP page here, which is also a brand new feature to assist those new to the site how to get the best out of it.
We are currently focussing on production of passes in the Northern Cape, with about 6 or 7 passes to go till completion of that province. We will be heading off to KZN after that, so there's plenty happening. By now all our subscribers will have received their first email automated promts on new items on the site. The changeover from Google's Feedburner system to the more sophisticated and powerful Mailchimp went fairly smoothly. All the gremlins have now been sorted for an enjoyable reading experience. You can now go directly from the email to the website with a single click.
New passes to view this week are: (Note they all start with the word "ou")
1. Ouberg Pass - The Northern Cape has some great gravel passes. This is the "king" of them with an altirude gain of 820 meters it ranks at position No.7 nationally.
2. Oukloof Pass - Less dramatic than the Ouberg pass, but this one is remote and is located near Fraserburg. This is a true 'Great Escape'
3. Oupoort Pass- Located between Sutherland and Middelpos on the R354 this smallish poort can be driven as a circular route with the Gannaga and Ouberg passes.
Why not head off this autumn to enjoy the wide open spaces of the Tankwa Karoo (and South Africa's newest national park) and enjoy some magnificent gravel road passes in the process. You can plan your journey by making use of the Master Orientation Map
Have a brilliant week and remember that planning your journey is half the fun.