Swartberg Pass

Swartberg Pass, Oudtshoorn: Hours, Address, Swartberg Pass Reviews: 4.5/5

Swartberg Pass
4.5
from ZAR 512.83
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
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12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
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Liz B
Durban, South Africa65 contributions
the view and scenery are spactacular
Mar 2021
This is really a bucket list trip. This is a dirt road with spectacular scenery but if you are afraid of heights, this pass is not for you!
Written 7 April 2021
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ncock831215
95 contributions
GOOD ROAD
Mar 2021
Roads were good considering they had alot of rain. Did not manage to get to Die Hel or the waterfall
Written 24 March 2021
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varsvleiscclub
Port Elizabeth, South Africa3 contributions
Stunningly beautiful
Jan 2021 • Friends
The views are stunningly beautiful a must see when passing through. If able to stop take time out to admire and breathe in the fresh air
Written 3 March 2021
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Janiner R
Durban, South Africa11 contributions
Absolutely awesome
Feb 2021 • Friends
One word Wow majestic and awesome .. colours and formations of rocks incredible. Loved the entrance from port albert side..
Written 5 February 2021
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vanjays
Durban, South Africa161 contributions
Phew and wow and scary!
Jan 2021
OMW what an amazing pass! We did it from the Prince Albert entrance. It was busy but fortunately when we met with other vehicles there were pull over places! The people in our vehicle loved it! I was nervous and was hanging on - the only photo's I have are right in the beginning !!! Looking forward, backward and downwards was amazing - what an engineering feat! Good gravel road accessible to cars and trailers ! When you there you must do it! (oops I think on a sunny day - I am not sure about doing it in rain and wet!!!)
Written 27 January 2021
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Anita Strydom
12 contributions
Magnificent views
Jan 2021 • Family
Most beautiful landscapes and roads are well maintained! Rock formations are humongous and just WOW!
Written 20 January 2021
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Francois
Pretoria, South Africa61 contributions
Beautiful and accessible with a sedan
Dec 2020
We drove from Oudtshoorn to Prince Albert via the Swartberg Pass, all in a sedan vehicle. The road condition was mostly good and the scenery continuously beautiful. The road is narrow at places but we managed when we had to pass oncoming vehicles (approach the turns slowly to check for oncoming vehicles). Be sure to take some water with. A nice day trip from Oudtshoorn is to travel via the Swartberg Pass to Prince Albert, have lunch at one of the many lovely eateries, and return via the equally picturesque Meiringspoort (take the short hike to the waterfall) or the other way around. Swartberg Pass is not recommended at night or in rainy conditions, but otherwise it is definitely worth it.
Written 16 January 2021
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heinmich
Kempton Park27 contributions
Amazing view but quite terrifying
Jan 2021
Amazing and if you have the guts do take the pass. I would not recommend it for nervous drivers, when it rains, snows and small cars.
Written 11 January 2021
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Enaya2016
Sandton, South Africa44 contributions
Lovely views
Dec 2020 • Family
Enjoyed the lovely views on this pass. The winding road provides an exhilarating experience as you drive through. In wet weather, it may be advisable to go up this pass using a 4x4 vehicle.
Written 4 January 2021
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Rob G
Bellville, South Africa1 130 contributions
Well worth the dusty rough conditions
Nov 2020
We just did the top of the pass from the Oudtshoorn side and back again. It is a gravel road and will need to be taken in 1st or 2nd gear. A two wheel drive sedan will manage but maybe not in wet muddy conditions.... The labour that must have been used to build the pass is really impressive.
Written 8 December 2020
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