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Holidays provide opportunities to try out new destinations and what could be more fun then heading out into the country. We have reduced our news bulletins down to one per week, until mid-May, once life returns to normal. This week as usual, we explore some new destinations:
1. Remhoogte Pass - This fairly easy tarred pass lies on the R60 between Ashton and Swellendam and is the biggest of the trio of passes on this road.
2. Mpageni Pass - A big pass in Mpumalanga also known as the "Old Nelspruit-Kaapmuiden Road". It is long and steep with great views over the Crocodile River Poort.
3. Nelshoogte Pass - Traverses the State Forests between Barberton and Badplaas and is over 12 km long. A beauty.
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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.
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