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Bainskloof Pass
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Lana M
Somerset West, South Africa15 contributions
Mar 2020
Spent a long-awaited weekend camping at Tweede Tol campsite, we woke at 3:30 am to use the bathroom leaving our tent unzipped. Heard sounds in the bushes but could not see what it was. Next morning found our backpack had been stolen from INSIDE our tent. Huge loss! The gate guards were unfazed when we reported it. Still waiting for the police to arrive....
The large group next to us also suffered loss as items of theirs were also stolen.
Written 11 April 2020
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Robert k
Durbanville, South Africa13 contributions
Jan 2020 • Couples
Beautiful breathtaking scenery. Nar. row road but tar sealed all the way. Step drops down to Breedie River. Spectacular views Deep crystal clear pools down in the river. Plenty of stop off points for those fit enough to climb down to river for swim !!
Well worth the diversion from Ceres to Wellington.
Written 14 January 2020
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OnAir820765
8 contributions
Dec 2018
A lovely scenic drive. We spent hours driving down this pass, stopping to enjoy the views, hidden water falls, bird song and peace
Written 7 November 2019
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Dewald R
Cape Town Central, South Africa2 101 contributions
Apr 2019 • Couples
This is definitely not the quickest route to Ceres from Cape Town, but it is arguably the most scenic one. The pass steeply inclines from Wellington's side and then slowly descends all the way down towards Wolseley. The road is at certain parts very narrow and some parts of the road are not in a very good condition, but it didn't feel unsafe. If you are familiar and comfortable with your vehicle, and the weather conditions are good, ten why not take the scenic route.
Written 26 June 2019
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Chuckmyster
Somerset West, South Africa142 contributions
Dec 2018 • Friends
Hiked the riverbed for 6hrs in a nice circular track. The rock pebbles and boulders are smooth so I hiked this rout barefoot and loved it.
Permit needed before the hike, R60.00.

Hike this in a big group as you may encounter baboons, we never saw any luckily.
Written 9 December 2018
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Peter F
Hermanus, South Africa492 contributions
Oct 2018 • Couples
We traveled this pass (R301) from Wellington towards the Northeast until the bridge over the Bree River and the intersection with the R43 over a distance of almost 30km. This pass was completed around 1854 and is a national monument. The road is therefore generally relatively narrow and bumpy with plenty of sharp curves requiring careful and focused driving. Initially it offers expansive views back towards the Wellington and Paarl areas. Later a number of view points are passed from which to get a good view of the stream below. These are perfect for picnics. Towards the North the road gradually straightens out and affords even more impressive views of the much higher mountain peaks in the distance. There are a few camp sites and cottages right next to the river with beautiful swimming spots. Close to the bridge there is a bush-pub called the "Calabash" offering food and refreshments. This is an absolute must-see drive, perfect for the whole family.
Written 31 October 2018
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BarnabiEnslin
Pretoria, South Africa624 contributions
Dec 2017 • Friends
Really amazing experience. The drive has amazing views, scary winding roads and monkeys all over the show
Take your picnic basket, good friends, a bottle of wine and go swimming in the pools
Written 11 September 2018
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Mike_G6308
Cape Town, South Africa402 contributions
Jul 2018 • Couples
Looking for a scenic historic drive? This is the pass rather underrated as it hasn’t got a sea-view, but what a great drive.

It’s starts in the East from Breedekloof wine route to Wellington in the West.

The mountain is covered in fynbos and is very beautiful

Drive it and enjoy it!
Written 26 July 2018
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ZAR0602
108 contributions
Feb 2018 • Friends
It a beautiful drive through Bainskloof. Campsite for day visitors is noisy as it is next to road. Nice in Summer to swim in river. Can make a braai but lots of baboons that come very close so keep foodstuffs safe.
Written 19 April 2018
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Jesse_Hamman
South Africa60 contributions
Dec 2017 • Couples
Slow leisurely drive through Bainskloof pass from Prince Albert to Wellington. Beautiful views if you are not stressed for time. Enjoy!
Written 4 April 2018
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