The Oukloof Pass follows a natural valley along a complex corridor of mountains and kloofs for over 9 km that winds it's way through the Nuweveld mountains to the north-west of Beaufort West and connects it with Fraserburg, over 100 km distant.
This pass provides a gravel alternative to the tarred Teekloof pass (which we featured two weeks ago) and provides the perfect excuse to visit Sutherland's sister town, Fraserburg, which often gets forgotten and lives in the shadow of the more famous town.
Fraserburg is equally as cold (if that's what you want) and the night skies are just as clear. It also has a corbelled house right in the town, which Sutherland doesn't and an exquistely constructed little stone church. The town is brim full of hospitality. Try a trip to Fraserburg this autumn, winter or spring and discover another Karoo town with real charm and character.
It started raining whilst we filmed this pass, which meant stopping frequently to wipe the lens clean. Apologies for the odd rain drop on the video clip!
OUKLOOF PASS (Click on the link to take you directly to the Oukloof Pass page)