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Latest News! 9th June, 2014

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Matroosberg near Ceres Matroosberg near Ceres - Photo: Trygve Roberts

The first serious cold front swept over South Africa this weekend, with the Western Cape taking the brunt of it. There were decent snowfalls on the mountains around Ceres, the Cederberg and as far east as Swellendam. That meant a complete revision of our filming itinerary and the video capturing of two big Karoo passes with lovely snow covered mountains in the background. We should have those two produced and online in about 10 days time.

Today, we visit a major historical pass dating back to the 1800's as well as a little known pass on the Garden Route where we can discover the settler roots of Barrington. We finish off our trio with a small gravel pass near beautiful Greyton.

1. Robinson Pass - Originally built by Thomas Bain in the late 1800's and later modernised and rerouted - making this the gateway from Mossel Bay to the Karoo.

2. Barrington Pass - A tarred pass between Barrington and Sedgefield with fascinating history and perfect coastal mountain scenery.

3. Dwarskloof Pass - A small gravel pass in the Overberg near Greyton, offering views of the Riviersonderend Mountains. You can visit the pub in town where the Bells Whisky ad was filmed at the Old Post House.

Keep warm and watch those following distances in the wet weather.









Trygve Roberts
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