Pakhuis Pass
Pakhuis Pass
4.5

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Chantal S
Cape Town, Western Cape, South Africa48 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2016 • Couples
If you love rugged wilderness, this pass is a must. And they are fixing any bad bits on the road, isolated as it is. Don't miss The Englishman's Grave and C Loius Leipoldt's exquisite resting place in a cave, thankfully being kept in good nick by CapeNature. Look for the rock art above his grave, which we missed entirely until we looked at our photos!
Written 23 February 2016
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Julius D
Vanderbijlpark, South Africa21 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2014 • Family
if you are in the Clanwilliam area, I'll say it's a must do drive the Pakhuis Pass towards Wuppertal. The drive is great, road is in a very good condition and I think for people that likes hiking, there must be alot of trails.
Written 12 August 2014
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Mike4462
Cape Town Central, South Africa244 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2020 • Couples
Drive the well maintained pass and enjoy the many stunning rock formations. Pull over and enjoy the colorful scenery.
Written 15 December 2020
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Heather C
Franschhoek, South Africa72 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2018 • Couples
Fortunately this year, the rains had arrived in time for the flowers on the Pakhuis Pass to be very impressive. One is always at a risk of missing the best time, but we were there in August and the flowers were exquisite. Another great draw-card, even if the flowers are over, is the structure of the rocks - absolutely spectacular!
Written 28 August 2018
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Traceyvh
South Africa91 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2018 • Couples
Gentle pass, with interesting scenery. The view down from either side is amazing. Enjoyed the morning ride.
Written 23 August 2018
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taniawilliev
Sandton, South Africa179 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2017 • Family
This pass has got some breathtaking rock formations. We were absolutely amazed at the beauty of it all.
Written 3 May 2017
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ZS1RA
Cape Town Central, South Africa17 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2016 • Couples
This is a short drive from Clanwilliam. Do stock up with whatever you need in Clanwilliam as this will be your last stop before venturing on. Allow yourself sufficient time to explore this pass properly. There are several sites of historic interest, scenic, photographic opportunities and establishments to visit.
I would strongly suggest that you book into one of the many establishments and explore the area thoroughly. There are places to suit all budgets from camping to super luxury.
Written 3 January 2017
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Olive C
Lytham St Anne's, UK298 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2016 • Couples
Heading on the R364 from Clan William towards Calvin, you will come to Pakhuis Pass....the splendour of this pass is difficult to describe....you twist and turn through red granite boulders, some in the most magnificent shapes, enough to turn your imagination wild.....I found myself saying over and over to my partner.Oh, that looks like a leopard....no a sheep or maybe it's a weird shaped rock....either way it is magical....the last sweep downwards into the valley is stupendous....you can stop in the middle of the valley and walk to an area that has bushman paintings...but, do this early morning or late afternoon as the summer temperatures can be brutal.
Written 8 December 2016
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Jane W
Cape Town Central, South Africa207 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2016 • Solo
A worthwhile drive....I was stopping frequently to hop out of the car to take more pictures of the marvellous rocks on either side of the road. I shall travel this road again.
Written 27 September 2016
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LUC T
Boechout, Belgium201 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2016 • Family
The pass is one of the key Rocklands bouldering sectors with many classic climbing problems. Most spectacular are the Rhino boulders (a Rhino shaped rock with a quite amazing climbing problem). During winter months, climbers from all continents come here.
At the same time, this is a prime area for birding. We saw both the Cape Sugarbird and the Malachite Sunbird on several occasions. You may also come across a Baboon family (do not feed them, they are still wild and flee from people, as they should). On your way up from Clanwilliam, you are likely to see Eland-antelopes grazing. An exceptional place. Entering the wilderness area properly (not the pass road itself) requires a Cape Nature permit which can easily be bought at the Kliphuys camping site on your way up.
Written 20 July 2016
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