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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.

Bakenkop Pass near Hazieview, Mpumalanga - In this interview we read the original story written by Harry Wolhuter of how he survived a lion attack.

The Bakenkop Pass – a rough and steep logging road in the Sabie area which features some tough characters from the late 1800’s.

This is Part 1 of the fascinating story of Steinaeckers Horsemen and two wily characters called Paul Perry and Harry Wolhuter, the latter being famous for having killed a lion with a knife.

The talk covers the Old Postal route in the Cederberg and the story of Rooibos tea.

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Discussion on SA’s shortest pass – Grey’s Pass as well as a talk on some strange place names in SA – such as Tonteldoos and it’s access road, the Korfnek Pass. This chat also covers the story of how Mac mac in Mpumalanga got it’s name.

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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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