The story of Sir David Pieter De Villiers-Graaff and his influence on Villiersdorp and our featured pass, the Rusty Gate Pass.
A discussion on Diepgezet Pass in Mpumalanga and the collapse of the asbestos mining industry resulting in the village at the foot of the pass becoming a ghost town.
A discussion on Mariepskop Pass, Mpumalanga and a visit to the Deneys Reitz memorial near the summit in one of the most beautiful places in South Africa.
A discussion on local weather phenomena and a closer look at Bothasnek Pass in Mpumalanga.
Schoemanskloof is a busy route on the R359, but the 19 km long pass has a multitude of fascinating attractions and some wonderful history making it well worthwhile stopping along the pass and enjoying this scenic road.
Mountain Passes South Africa is a website dedicated to the research, documentation, photographing and filming of the mountain passes of South Africa.
Passes are classified according to provinces and feature a text description, Fact File including GPS data, a fully interactive dual-view map and a narrated YouTube video.
We are as passionate about maps as we are about mountain passes. A good map is a thing of beauty that can transport you into the mists of time or get your sense of adventure churning. It is a place to make discoveries about deserts and seas, mountains and lakes; of roads leading into places you have not been before; a place to pore over holiday destinations or weekend camping trips. A map is your window to the world.