Lying midway between George and Knysna is the Kaaimans River Pass. It is fabulously interesting and over a short distance traverses two ravines, three sharp bends in excess of 100 degrees, one horseshoe bend, two bridges - one of them curved, long sections of cantilevered roadway, offers three world-class view sites, provides access to a dark and mysterious waterfall, offers views of dense indigenous forests growing on steep mountains; modern engineering, paragliding, canoeing, walking, swimming, whale watching, views of the famous rail bridge and tunnel and finally, this banquet of experiential eye candy is topped off with jaw dropping views of Wilderness beach from Dolphin Point. In short, it's a hands-down winner!
It is certainly amongst our Top 20 passes in South Africa and probably the best on any national route as can be attested by the almost 6000 page views it has had already.
In our feature today, we not only offer you a recently filmed video of the pass itself, but we have produced other clips featuring the Kaaimans River estuary; paragliding at Dolphin Point; a canoeing and hiking excursion up the nearby Touw River and a visit to an 800 year old 33m high yellowwood tree.
Come and discover the real South Africa with us by clicking on the link below:
KAAIMANS RIVER PASS
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