Latest News! 12th June, 2014

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Sometimes we should just look and say absolutely nothing, as the person in our cover photo appears to be doing.

Whilst the northern hemisphere folk are enjoying their summer, it's brrrr.... time in South Africa. That doesn't stop us from travelling of course, and this week we bring you a few samples of South African passes that you might and might not know.  Our extended foray into Mpumalanga is drawing to a close wth over 40 passes produced in that province alone - and we have uncovered a number of great drives there. Today we visit the Masjiennek and Hilltop passes as well as a little known pass in the Garden Route.

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1. Masjiennek Pass - A fairly serious climb out of Lydenburg all the way to the summit of the Long Tom Pass at just under 2100m ASL.

2. Hoekwil Pass - A short, steep tarred pass on the Garden Route between Wilderness and Hoekwil, which also serves as a feeder road to the well known 7 Passes Drive.

3. Hilltop Pass - on the R40 between Barberton and Nelspruit, this tarred pass is packed with sharp bends and offers great views over the De Kaap valley. 

Thought for the day: Progress - is sometimes made one step at a time.

Trygve Roberts

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