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Review of Swartberg Pass

Swartberg Pass
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Half-Day Swartberg Pass Tour from Oudtshoorn
Ranked #1 of 21 things to do in Oudtshoorn
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed 28 June 2018 via mobile

We completed the Swartberg Pass earlier today from the Prince Albert side to get some unusual sunset photography shots. The pass is spectacular with numerous switchbacks, twists and turns and steep climbs. Certainly an engineering masterpiece and well worth a visit. Great to see that Cape Nature is keeping the pass so well maintained and in excellant condition too. Add this to your bucket list. The pass can also be accessed from the Oudshoorn side is 22km long and takes just on an hour to complete.

Thank MoccaJava
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Reviewed 25 June 2018

We drove over the pass from The Old Mill Lodge to visit the town of Prince Albert. The rock formations are breathtaking. We drove through the pass on a raised vehicle during a rain-storm. The view back over to Oudtshoorn's side and the farmland beneath was spectacular with the raincloud breaking over it. The car struggled to get grip on a number of instances as it is a gravel road, and not wide enough for two cars to pass comfortably. It is almost 8 months after this trip and my husband still enjoys talking about this.

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Reviewed 25 June 2018 via mobile

I've driven this pass many times and whenever I am in the are do so again. The pleasing bends and magnificent views make it a destination of its own.

Thank Hunneyball
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Reviewed 24 June 2018 via mobile

A drive to the top of Swartberg either from Oudtshoorn or Prince Albert still remain a must do when in Southern Cape!

Thank Carel H
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Reviewed 20 June 2018

This pass is also truly beautiful to go through. It is rather narrow and not for you if you are really afraid of heights, but it is safe, so just take it really slow and don't be a in a hurry. Stop at the view points and admire the views. Admire how well this pass has been built!

Thank Maria V
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