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“Spectacular Garden Route.”

7 Passes Scenic Drive
Ranked #25 of 76 things to do in Knysna
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Owner description: This 75 km historic road was completed in 1883. Rivers generally flow in deep gorges on their way from the mountains to the sea, therefore there are seven passes along the way, hence the name of the route. These are the passes crossing the Swart-, Kaaimans- and Silver-, Touw-, Hoogekraal- and Karatara rivers, the Homtini gorge and the Phantom pass. Knysna Phantom Pass to Saasveld George | 75 km | +/- 1 Hour, 30 min driving time
George RSA
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32 reviews
12 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
“Spectacular Garden Route.”
Reviewed February 21, 2012

We actually live on the Garden Route. Travel overseas a lot to Europe and Australia but have yet to see anywhere more spectacular than the 7 Passes or the Coast Road from Mossel Bay to Knysna.

Visited September 2011
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Glastonbury
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42 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
“good fun but a slow way to get to George”
Reviewed January 19, 2012

This is recommended if you are not in a hurry. The scenery is great and the roads are a mixture of Asphalt and gravel stretches, good enough for small hire cars

Visited January 2012
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Oudtshoorn, South Africa
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98 reviews
28 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
“Fabulous Scenic Drive”
Reviewed December 28, 2011

It is one of the most scenic drives I have done. Please note that roads are not very good but well worth the effort

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Knysna
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“Very scenic route”
Reviewed October 9, 2011

If you have the time, this is an awesome route to travel off the beaten track.

Visited July 2011
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