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Bainskloof Pass

Address: South Africa
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Ranked #189 of 354 Attractions in Western Cape
Type: Scenic Drives, Cultural
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Pinetown, South Africa
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24 reviews 24 reviews
12 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2014

We have travelled many passes in South Africa. To my mind, Bainskloof pass is amongst the best. You simply enter a new and exciting world. Do not miss this one.

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Vanderbijlpark, South Africa
20 reviews 20 reviews
5 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2014

Do allow yourself enough time to drive this pass. I drove from Wellington to Ceres on a clear day. if you love driving mountain passes, this is the one to drive! the views is fantastic. I would not drive this pass with a VERY big vehicle (F250 similar) Next time I will spend more time in this area and stop... More

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Wolseley, South Africa
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29 reviews 29 reviews
23 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2013

The Bainskloof Pass is a very scenic route to visit the Witzenberg valley. You pass through magnificent mountains, natural fynbos and across pristene rivers.

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11 reviews 11 reviews
5 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2013

This drive is breathtaking and we recommend it to all visitors and regulars. Not only is it an incredible engineering feat, but the route is breathtaking with several stunning viewpoints. in summer the rock pools are popular so can get busy. But any time of year, a breathtaking drive. Great places to stay over and restaurants once you are on... More

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Cape Town Central, South Africa
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25 reviews 25 reviews
13 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 1, 2013

A short drive from Cape Town is the small town of Wellington, leading onto a stunning drive through Bainskloof Pass along a meandering river. 16km along the pass leads you to Tweede Tol campsite where you can overnight alongside a river and take a short walk to Bainskloof Falls - for an icy swim. Take a group of friends as... More

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Pietermaritzburg KZN Natal South Africa
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73 reviews 73 reviews
12 attraction reviews
51 helpful votes 51 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2013

This pass is an engineering feat considering it was built in the 1850's. You need to stop at every viewpoint along the way and when you get to the top there are some interesting houses and buildings as well as a plaque commemorating the engineer. A favourite spot for birdwatchers looking for endemic species but also one of the most... More

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Saskatoon, Canada
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9 reviews 9 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 8, 2013

Hi, After a blessed weekend @ Dieu Donne Guest Farm, Franschhoek, we drove thru the pass with wonderful views, misty mountains. What a great view of the valley & challenging scenic drive. Taking care on the narrow roads with passing traffic we had a lovely drive.

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