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Swartberg Mountain Tours

Caves Road, Oudtshoorn, South Africa
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Ranked #3 of 15 Activities in Oudtshoorn
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English first
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79 reviews 79 reviews
72 helpful votes 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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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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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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53 helpful votes 53 helpful votes
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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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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Plettenberg Bay, South Africa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2014

We did an all day tour with Roeland that took us over the Swartberg Pass and then the 37 kilometer drive to "Gamkaskloof" also known as Die Hel. Roeland is a great tour guide and is very knowledgeable of the history of the area, geology, the flora, fauna, and the wildlife. We never felt rushed and would strongly recommend him... More 

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London england
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 31, 2014

We did a full day tour with Roeland, starting with the Cango Caves, over the Swartberg Mountain pass, to Prince Alfred and back to Oudtshoorn. He was very informative and pointed out much flora and fauna. We stopped quite a few times en route to take in the views. We never felt rushed. This is the only way to see... More 

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