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Part 3 of the history of Bain’s Kloof Pass and a day in the army during 1969.

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Part 2 of a three part series on Bain’s Kloof Pass and a day or two at the dentist.

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A trip through the time machine from 1853 to 1957 – including Part 1 of Bain’s Kloof Pass.

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The Bain's Kloof Pass (R301) provided a more direct route from the town of Wellington to the more northern towns of Ceres and Worcester, in the Western Cape.

It is 26,8 km in length from the bridge over the Breede River to the outskirts of Wellington. Built circa 1849 by Andrew Geddes Bain, this pass was a tough nut to crack, working with convicts and raw, rough materials and methods. As always seemed to be the case with Bain, he oversaw a marvellous job of the pass which, having stood the test of time, is now a national monument.

The more dramatic, northern section of the pass roughly follows the course of the Witte River, a raging torrent during the wet winter season.

Published in The Western Cape

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