Robinson Pass
Robinson Pass
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Points of Interest & LandmarksScenic Drives
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
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12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
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Clive R
Mossel Bay, South Africa23 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2020 • Friends
This hike starts at the top of Robinson Pass, between Oudtshoorn and Mossel Bay. It’s rated as ‘moderate’ difficulty, which it probably is if you are not 57 years old and moderately unfit, like I am. I would rate it a tough walk. Don’t try it alone, the trail is remote and you are almost always the only people on the trail.

Wear good non-slip adventure type shoes, a hat and take a hiking stick. You walk through quite a lot of brush, so I would recommend long pants. I carried a couple of bananas, a roast beef and mustard sandwich and 2 liters of water.
It’s about 13km long and is going to take you the best part of a day to complete. Start early, you will want to tarry to take photos. I did 5km in and turned around to go back. Thank god I had my trusty walking stick. In some parts I had to clamber over rocks.
I would advise against taking the hike after it rained. The trail can get greasy and slippery. The mountains leach water and it stays wet on the sides where the sun does not reach. If you fall off the trail, it’s a long way down. The sides of the mountains are pretty steep - say 60 or 70 degree slopes.

It’s a beautiful trail and is still recovering from fire a huge fire in 2019. The flora is breathtaking, I have ever seen such a variety of plants in such a small area. The mountains are majestic and the rock formations are a sight. Didn’t see them but the trail is used by Klipspringer buck, I saw old and fresh spoor. A curious lack of birds, I only heard them singing 3 or 4 times and didn’t see any on my walk.

I highly recommend this trail. It’s a challenging hike and the beauty is breathtaking.
Written June 7, 2020
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Pigalle1966
Cham, Switzerland473 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2020
If you like some adventure-looking roads with great views then you will have a great time taking this route!
Written February 2, 2020
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Sizanani Adventures Tours Pty Ltd
Cape Town Central, South Africa43 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2020
Some of the most amazing views to be experienced driving thru this pass built around 1870 by Thomas Bain for the access from Mossel Bay to Oudtshoorn the Ostrich capital of the world
Written January 6, 2020
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Damaris K
Cape Town, South Africa77 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2019
Route 62 and its beauty. This is a pass not for sissies, you must be bold and fierce on the road. It is indeed very beautiful and when all the road works are done it is going to be amazing
Written September 23, 2019
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manelion
Cape Town, South Africa13 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sep 2019
This pass has really superb views. going from Oudtshoorn to Mossel Bay the scenery changes from arid desert like plains and mountains with acacia bush, to misty coastal plains with fynbos vegetation.

Make sure to stop where there is space to pull off the road a bit near the summit and admire the view., careful if you cross the road
Written September 19, 2019
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Hettitia C
5 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2018
I rmemvber this as a lush beautiful pass , however with the fires this has now changed and it will take time for the vegetation to restore .
Written July 8, 2019
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Rusty
Perth, Australia35 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2019 • Solo
A 20km easy traveling tarred pass from Oudtshoorn to Mossel Bay and vice versa.
Falls/rises in height approx 500 m .
Written June 26, 2019
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MargandIan
Brisbane, Australia40 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2019 • Couples
This was the first time that we experienced the magnificent scenery of Robinson Pass. I didn't realise that there were so many mountain ranges in South Africa and the road systems there are brilliant. It was a very memorable trip.
Written April 29, 2019
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Jos Sutmuller
The Netherlands38 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2019 • Solo
I enjoyed the ride trough the Robinson Pass. It links Mossel Bay (Indian Ocean) and Oudtshoorn. This year I went from Oudtshoorn to Mossel Bay and back just for this beautyfull road and views.
Written April 3, 2019
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OLDGIT71
Horsham, UK1,001 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sep 2018 • Friends
We had the luxury of being driven in a minibus with plenty of spare seats so the photographers amongst us were dodging from one side to the other as the views unfolded. The labour to make this road in the first place, just following the elephant tracks, doesn't bear contemplating.
Written October 21, 2018
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