Latest News! 29th October, 2015

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Cederberg in bloom Cederberg in bloom - Photo: Photo courtesy of Bennie Vivier Photography

Thanks to the support of our readers we are proud to announce our readership surpassed the 60,000 page views level during October. On our YouTube channel we now have over 500 subscribers and our 830 videos have been viewed by 597,000 viewers world-wide. A great endorsement and contribution to South African eco-tourism. Our FaceBook page has just passed the 5400 LIKES mark. Without this support from YOU, we would not exist.

Our MPSA online shop has kicked off to an excellent start. If you haven't visited the page yet we invite you to take a browse through our Tours, Clothing and Digital Route Planner download.

Our featured pass this week is another humdinger - a gravel pass of note; packed with sharp corners, awkwardly banked bends, steep-drop-offs, rough surfaces but with the reward of mind-boggling views that will take your breath away. It's not really suitable for normal city cars, so rather travel in a higher clearance vehicle or an SUV.

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We head off to the northern Cederberg via the Pakhuis Pass and from there to the Biedouw valley via the Hoek se Berg Pass. On the descent on the far side of the Biedouw Valley, the bulky mountain called Kraaiberg, blocks the view. A gravel road can be seen zig-zagging its way towards the summit. This is the Kraaiberg Pass and it's where we are heading....

We produced two videos - ascending and descending - which shows the scope of the road quality (or lack of it) as well as the dizzying views from the summit.

Click the link to take you directly to the KRAAIBERG PASS.

Thought for the day: Be nice to farmers.

Trygve Roberts

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