Favorite Routes

Montague Pass

Montague Pass

Montagu is the gateway to the Little Karoo and also the scenic heart of Route 62. This historic link between Cape Town, Oudtshoorn, the Garden Route and the Eastern Cape, offers travellers remarkable beauty and excellent facilities. All combining to make this one of the most memorable journeys in South Africa, winding through spectacular scenery and mountain passes.

Kammanassie

Kammanassie

The Kammanassie Mountain is an Inselberg in the Little Karoo between the Swartberg and Outeniqua mountains. Structurally the range forms a long, oval shaped dome.
This has developed as a result of the compression and folding of the sedimentary rock.

Phantom Pass

Phantom Pass

Situated in a nature reserve area in the Phantom Forest 9 kms outside Knysna.
It is perfectly located in terms of access to Knysna town and the Garden Route in general.

Seweweekspoort Pass

Seweweekspoort Pass

Seweweekspoort Pass winds for 17km through the mountains at a level of 600-1000m above sea-level. It crosses the stream 23 times, whilst the mountain slopes on both sides reach 1500 – 2000m. The magnificent vertical rock folds, reaching for the skies on both sides of the road, reflect the inconceivable forces of the volcanic eruptions millions of years ago, forming the chain of Cape ripple-like mountains.

Outeniqua Pass

Outeniqua Pass

From George N 12 runs north through the Outeniqua Mountains to Oudtshoorn (60km/37mi). 15km/9mi from George it comes to the Outeniqua Pass (799m/2,622ft). On the way up to the pass there are fine views of the fertile countryside, but beyond the pass the scene changes as the road enters the arid region of the Little Karoo.

Meiringspoort

Meiringspoort

The road through the poort is a remarkable engineering feat, but the overwhelming features of a drive through Meiringspoort are the wonders of nature. The folds of the Table Mountain sandstone strata tower above the road, constantly changing colour as you move through sunlight and shade.

Prince Albert

Prince Albert

Prince Albert is a delightful South African village in the Karoo, which is part of the Western Cape. Although an arid region there is ample water from the Swartberg Mountains and the village is a wonderful oasis as a result. The Garden Route resorts and beaches lie a two hour drive to the south. Oudtshoorn, the Cango Caves and the Karoo National Park are just an hour’s drive away.

Gamkaskloof

Gamkaskloof

Gamkaskloof, also known as “the Hell”, is a fascinating valley near Prince Albert, where a small, proud community lived in isolation for more than 100 years.
Legend has it that Gamkaskloof was discovered when trekboers lost their cattle and followed their spoor into the fertile valley.

Swartberg Pass

Swartberg Pass

The 27km Swartberg Pass, considered one of the most spectacular mountain passes in the world: an untarred road winds to the summit 1 583 metres above sea level in steep zig-zags and sudden switchbacks, with breath-taking views at every turn. The natural characteristics of the Pass are magnificent – as are the man-made features.