Latest News! 4th May, 2014

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Humour in a road sign Humour in a road sign - Photo: Wian

You have to love an official sense of humour. Our cover pic this week leaves the driver and passengers in no doubt as to what to expect in terms of corrugations!

The public holidays have meant the Mountain Passes South Africa team have been able to double up on production. We have just produced our 300th pass! Believe it or not, there are still another 50 odd passes to go (that we know about). We will be travelling again from the 7th to the 17th May, so there will be no news bulletins till we are back. So tuck in and get your fill. Since it's voting season, please put your stamp of approval on our site by registering with us. That gives you the latest news first as well as access to the route files, which makes navigation incredibly simple. You can read more about the route files on our HELP page.

We have our standard trio of passes on offer ranging from an interesting suburban pass in Cape Town to the notorious Robbers Pass in Mpumalanga

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1. Ou Kaapse Weg - The "Ou" in the title is something of a misnomer, as this is a modern pass circa 1968.

2. Robbers Pass - Masked and armed horsemen robbed a coach of gold bullion and got away with the crime. Fascinating history of this pass near Pilgrims Rest.

3. Veraaiersnek Pass - More treason and intrigue in Mpumalanga at the "Traitors Pass"

Trygve Roberts


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