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Swartberg Pass

Oudtshoorn, South Africa
+27 44 801 8289
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  • Excellent78%
  • Very good18%
  • Average2%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“prince albert” (71 reviews)
“gravel road” (69 reviews)
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Oudtshoorn, South Africa
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+27 44 801 8289
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"prince albert"
in 71 reviews
"gravel road"
in 69 reviews
"breathtaking views"
in 28 reviews
"hire car"
in 33 reviews
"normal car"
in 19 reviews
"beautiful drive"
in 18 reviews
"take your time"
in 38 reviews
"wheel drive"
in 13 reviews
"small car"
in 12 reviews
"hairpin bends"
in 12 reviews
"great karoo"
in 11 reviews
"both sides"
in 16 reviews
"slow drive"
in 10 reviews
"lazy lizard"
in 10 reviews
"round trip"
in 12 reviews
"scenic route"
in 10 reviews
"mountain bike"
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

We were headed for Beaufort West and the Swartberg Pass seemed too good an opportunity to miss. It was built in 1888 and carved a way through the mountains to the Great Karoo. Stunning views along the way, although the road is un-tarmacced so just...More

Thank Alan D
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Reviewed yesterday

We saw this on the internet & thought we'd give it a go in our hire car. The pass is truly stunning but a little scary in parts due to big drop offs & a fair amount of the pass being single track. We travelled...More

Thank GraemeHertfordshire
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Reviewed yesterday

Well worth the journey from Oudsthoorn to Prince Albert. The road becomes very rough and dusty but the views and the geological formations are wonderful. Just hope that a tyre does not blow out on the bends though we only saw one distant wreck that...More

Thank westeam
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Reviewed 2 days ago

You must rent a motor bike and ride this. the views are the best and the drops are intense. The north side is totally different to the south side and don't loose concentration or you might have abad day.

Thank Chantal H
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

We were not sure if this was something that we would enjoy as we are both afraid of heights but wanted to give it a go. We are really glad we did but it is not an easy trip and there were some white knuckle...More

Thank Lllamaheaven
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Reviewed 6 days ago

A trip through the Swartberg Pass offers you spectacular views both while going through the pass itself as from the heights of the mountains toward the valleys surrounding the Swartberg chain. Drive to Prince Albert and you'll find a lovely town where you can have...More

Thank theodeby
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Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Should you be in the Oudtshoorn area of the Western Cape this drive is an absolute must. I drove from Oudtshoorn over towards Price Albert.... one direction only. The scenery is amazing with rock formations unparalleled. The initial trip starts on tarmac but turns to...More

Thank Gwyn L
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Reviewed 1 week ago

From the minute you assent, till your final descend, you are captivated by an awe inspiring view and landscape. Not for the fainthearted, but a true marvel and spectacular experience!!!

Thank events601
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Terrifying corners on ultra narrow roads, but absolutely breath taking. Road on Oudtshoorn side in poor condition though so low profile cars may have a bit of a struggle in a few places but still worth it.

1  Thank 5vans
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We drove from Prince Albert side over the pass. It was absolutely amazing. Take a picnic and stop and enjoy one of the many viewpoints.

Thank 159janitab
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164piets
November 11, 2017|
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Response from Bennett B | Reviewed this property |
That will not be a problem at all. Just take it easy if you are going down the mountain to The Hell.
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Fionanair
March 20, 2017|
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Response from heineraudrey | Reviewed this property |
Hi. Your car will be fine drive slowly and enjoy the view. Even though there were severe fires it still remains an impressive sight. Maybe it will have a few green patches by then. Enjoy.
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Huiyee L
October 1, 2016|
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Response from Ballechin | Reviewed this property |
I would take a whole day to travel the pass and you must travel the whole pass to get= the real feel how beautiful it is and then travel back via Meirings poort Stop at Prince Albert for lunch . You wont regret not rushing... More
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