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Address: Caves Road, Oudtshoorn, South Africa
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The ONLY way to see Swartberg Pass.

Roeland and his 4x4 Swartberg Pass tours are the highlight of any visit to Oudtshoorn and I can't recommend it strongly enough. A full day consists of 3 main things to... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 14, 2015
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Cape Town Central, South Africa
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Cape Town Central, South Africa
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43 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2015

Roeland and his 4x4 Swartberg Pass tours are the highlight of any visit to Oudtshoorn and I can't recommend it strongly enough. A full day consists of 3 main things to see: First up and over Swartberg Pass where Roeland explains all sorts of fascinating aspects of the pass, stops many times for photos and to allow you to walk... More 

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Pretoria
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2015

Booked a solo tour to Die Hell with Roeland who kept apologising for the single cost, but compared to the normally disappointing game park drives AND the new runflat tyre it cost me for a day trip around the Pilansberg Game Park, the tour was more than worth it. We left at 09.00 from the guest house and arrived back... More 

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Dunblane
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 65 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2014

I wasn't sure whether to do the Pass in my VW Polo hire car or to do the guided tour with Roeland in his 4x4. In the end, fearing for the health of the Polo and keen to learn as much about the Pass as possible, I opted for the latter. I definitely made the right choice. The Polo would... More 

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San Francisco, California
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 78 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 29, 2014 via mobile

Booked a private tour with Roeland. He was great. Taught me a lot about the geology and fauna. He knows the pass really well and is very enjoyable. Nice guy. Definitely recommend. Price-wise, best if you have at least two people.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 25, 2014

We had booked the 3 hour trip only for the Swartberg pass. Roeland was on time at our hotel to pick us with his 4x4(Seems like a new one). He explained everything in detail and kept us engaged while also giving us enough time to enjoy the pass. His invisible bird kept my son(3 year) on his toes :). He... More 

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Bristol, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014

We booked a private day tour with Roeland from the UK- we had a fantastic full day, being picked up from our guest house at 9am and returning back at 6pm. Before driving up through the mountain pass we visited a farm where we rode some camels and then moved onto a tour of Cango Caves. The mountains are stunning... More 

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Cary, North Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2014

My 19 yr old daughter and I took the day long private tour of Swartberg Mountain Pass with Roeland. Roeland was extremely friendly, insightful and enthusiastic. The tour included a stop at an ostrich farm and Cango Caves (both of which I would highly recommend) and lasted from 9am until 6pm (we had to reign Roeland in or he would... More 

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Auckland, Auckland, New Zealand
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15 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2014

Roeland took us to the Swartberg Pass today. He was a national tour guide and had lots of knowledge of the country, its geology and flora and fauna. He cares about human being and has a good heart. We had a good time with him and thoroughly enjoyed the magnificent Swartberg Pass today.

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Chennai (Madras), India
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2014

I exchanged many emails with Roeland and he gave me the perfect choice on how to cover the best of Oudtshoorn - Cango caves, Ostrich farm, Swartberg mountains and then drop me off to Kynsna. Unfortunately due to a delay in the flight I had to forego the Pass tour. But Roeland took me home, introduced his wife (who also... More 

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Bournemouth
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4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 7, 2014

We wanted to fully experience the beauty of the Swartberg mountains, and the Swartberg Pass, without having to be distracted by driving etc. Choosing Roeland to guide us round proved to be an inspired choice, as his knowledge and enthusiasm for all aspects of flora, fauna, geology, history etc was infectious, and opened up our eyes to so many things.... More 

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