MPSA Podcasts

Talk on the Eccas Pass north of Grahamstown built by Andrew Geddes Bain and his impact on South African geology and engineering.

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A discussion about the Koringberg Pass north of Moorreesburg and the ever diminishing status of Renosterveld.

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.

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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.

Master Orientation Map

Master Orientation Map 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.

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