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Address: Caves Road, Oudtshoorn, South Africa
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Amazing trip and guide

Firstly, I must mention our guide Alistair, who went above and beyond to give us the most amazing trip. With his knowledge of the Swartberg pass, it's formation, the flora... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 4 weeks ago
superscorer0268
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Firstly, I must mention our guide Alistair, who went above and beyond to give us the most amazing trip. With his knowledge of the Swartberg pass, it's formation, the flora & fauna, along with his generally open and friendly manner. We could not have wished for a better guide. The pass itself is stunning and so glad we booked the... More 

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Mossel Bay, South Africa
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2015

Just been to Swartberg Pass for the umpteenth time. I never get tired of going there. It is a 42 km drive from Cango Caves to just about 5 km before Prince Albert Town. The mountain scenery starts unfolding in front of you within about 6 km and it is ever-changing. The colours of the miountain s change at every... More 

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Cape Town Central, South Africa
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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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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
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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1 Thank Kevan T
Dunblane
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 72 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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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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Thank Alera
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
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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1 Thank Manjunath G
Bristol, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 20 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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3 Thank yola b
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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3 Thank Greg F
Auckland, Auckland, New Zealand
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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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