Latest News! 22nd May, 2014

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MacGregor's church MacGregor's church - Photo: Trygve Roberts

Today, we will take you to interesting passes in diverse places. Autumn and winter are often the best months for travelling and exploring. This is a great time to take the family out and discover our beautiful country with its young, vibrant and fascinating history. We move from the tiny town of MacGregor (a haven for artists, poets and writers) to nearby Strormsvlei ( a place so small, few have even heard of it, but it was once a major thoroughfare for wagon traffic to the Cape). Then we doddle off to Mpumalanga to tackle the Skurweberg Pass.

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1. Bushmanskloof Pass - A fascinating story of a pass, so expensive and difficult to build, that it was abandoned and is today one of the Cape's most popular hiking trails. You can drive half of it. Spend a day discovering the secrets of MacGregor.

2. Skurweberg Pass - Waterfalls, monkeys, stiff gradients and beautiful scenery between Badplaas and Machadodorp. It's tarred, so you can do it in the Tazz.

3. Stormsvlei Poort - A bustling place in the 1800's where wagons congregated at the local inn on their way to the Cape. An arduous, multiple day journey. Today the poort offers an opportunity to travel roads other than the N2.

Get out there and have a great weekend.

Trygve Roberts

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