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An in-depth chat about the last fatal flight of Shackleton 1718 in August 1963 – part of the upcoming Stettynskloof Tour

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Valentine's Day

We are good at arranging things, but it was a complete fluke that our news release this week co-incided with Valentine's Day. So what better theme to tackle in our news release, than a romantic note. That got us wondering how many romances were kindled (or children conceived) at the summit point of some or the other mountain pass around South Africa and if the nightly goings-on at the lookout point on Uys Krige Drive (overlooking Table Bay and the mountain) are anything to go by, then that tally is probably quite high!

If you were one of those who were proposed to or did the actual proposal on a pass, why not send us your story and the winning entry will receive a free gift from us. Send to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

We have moved!

The MPSA head office moved premises last weekend. The finishing touches still need some attention and a lot of boxes are scattered about the floorspace, but we have completed the move and this news letter will be the first to be published from the new premises. Our contact numbers and email details remain the same. If we were a little slow in responding to email requests, that is the reason, but we are back up to speed again now.

Pass of the week:

Our featured pass of the week is actually three back to back passes which cover a distance of 19 km through some of the most beautiful and rugged parts of the southern Cederberg and which we traversed during our Southern Cederberg Tour two weeks ago. [More lower down]

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A review on the Southern Cederberg Tour – our most ambitious tour to date, and hugely successful.

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An overview of the highly successful Tower to Tower Tour which took place on Saturday, 12th January 2019.

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An in depth talk on the newest extreme pass added to the website – the short, but very narrow and rugged Piet Esterhuysen Pass, first built circa 1940 by a few farmers with pick and shovel.

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A report back on our most recent tour, the Langeberg Conqueror, as well as plans for future tours in 2019.

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A discussion on the tarring of the Sani Pass; Tiger fishing at lake Jozini; Understanding the new search functionality on the website; Ben 10 Challenge update, and a look at the Thomas Bain Rooihoogte Pass.

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This week’s talk is on the major Mzintlava Pass near Flagstaff in the Eastern Cape and the fascinating story of the 9 villagers that were found dead in the river, supposedly eaten by a creature they called ‘Mamlambo’.

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A chat about the Montagu Explorer Tour.

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Mountain Passes South Africa

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.
 

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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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