Gydo Mountain Pass
Gydo Mountain Pass
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julian b
Parow, South Africa309 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2021
We decided to take the scenic route back to Parow in Cape Town. This was a surprise route which I always wanted to do. To give the Nissan Xtrail a workout, I couldn't be more happy with this route. Just out of Citrusdal, the tarred road became gravel and the scenery was outstanding. Climbing to the top of the pass, the view became more and more spectacular. The dirt road was in good condition and had minimal traffic. The weather was fantastic and became a bit windy when we reached Ceres but this did not deter our satisfaction. This route is a gem in the Western Cape and hope that it remains as it is as it could become very busy if the roads were tarred all the way. Looking forward to enjoy the lodges experienced along the way and the serenity of nature at it's best
Written May 15, 2021
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Dewald R
Cape Town Central, South Africa2,633 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2019 • Friends
Just 15 minutes outside of the beautiful town of Ceres you will find the Gydo Pass. This pass is definitely worth the visit. The road quality is good and it doesn't carry a lot of traffic which means you will have a relaxed drive up to the lookout point. The lookout point gives you a beautiful view of the valley below including the village of Prince Alfred Hamlet as well as Ceres. We visited during Autumn, but I think in winter when the mountains are covered in snow it will be even more beautiful.
Written June 27, 2019
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ElmaLovesTravel
Bloubergstrand, South Africa80 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2018 • Family
The 7 km long pass is named after a species of euphorbia which covers the slopes of the Skurweberg (an Afrikaans word that directly translates to Rough mountain). Great photo opportunities from the viewpoint (safe parking) at the crest of the pass, overlooking colourful orchards, fields and dams, surrounded by rugged mountains, from where you can also see the road winding its way down from the pass, through beautiful, fairly uninhabited countryside. The pass is sometimes closed on a few days in winter, but mostly winter offers starkly beautiful scenery.
Written January 25, 2018
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Jan v
Pretoria, South Africa16 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2023 • Couples
What a beautiful view of the valley below!! It was tarred and easy to drive through it. There was also not much traffic and we could drive slowly through the pass.
Written October 28, 2023
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Robert k
Durbanville, South Africa14 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2020 • Couples
Awesome drive - although it is dirt road but no major holes or obstacles. Single passage some areas, sheer drops and mouth dropping views !
Written January 15, 2020
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Dirmu G
Eversdal, South Africa2,394 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Sep 2019 • Friends
We drove home from the Cederberg via Ceres. The scenery changes all the way. The Gydo pass is beautiful. There is a lookout point where you can stop.
Written September 24, 2019
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Corne L
Bellville, South Africa177 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2019 • Solo
This is a very scenic pass to travel on. Just make sure you drive not to fast as there are a few bends that can be dangerous. At night driving towards the pass from the Koue Bokkeveld there is a left lane (double lanes for passing) that suddenly just stops without warning...no traffic signs warning you or any painted signs on the road itself. Don't be in a haste going down. Take it slow. Only "average" rating due to me almost ending in the veld due to this lane that just stops without warning.
Written June 29, 2019
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