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Address: Caves Road, Oudtshoorn, South Africa
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Great day tour with a lot of variety and a great guide

I just spent a beautiful day in the Swartberg area with Roeland. We started with a visit to an ostrich farm (okay, but very touristy), followed by a visit to the Cango Caves (very... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 6, 2016
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Berne
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2016

I just spent a beautiful day in the Swartberg area with Roeland. We started with a visit to an ostrich farm (okay, but very touristy), followed by a visit to the Cango Caves (very impressive and worth visiting - even if (like myself) you are claustrophobic). We then stopped in a lovely place (Wilgewandel Farm) with outdoor seating area and... More 

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Swindon, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2016

I'm a bit late reviewing as travelled in February but what a fantastic tour and guide. Excellent day trip from start to finish. Roeland -tour guide has such a wealth of knowledge about the area, we drove up through the pass and cycled the downhill bit- knowing that Roeland was very close by supporting us on this very rough terrains.... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 10, 2016 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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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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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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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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