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“Amazing drive”

7 Passes Scenic Drive
Ranked #26 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
South Africa
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5 reviews
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“Amazing drive”
Reviewed September 9, 2012

This is one of the most wonderful drives, with Mountain stone and birds, rivereen and some wild life , the views and flora are really something special and the views change by the hour as the sun settles in the valleys and changes the color of the mountain stones

Visited September 2012
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Knysna, South Africa
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62 reviews
20 attraction reviews
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“Contrast”
Reviewed August 28, 2012

I only did the section from Rheenendal past Karatara to the back of Wilderness but it was magnificent. The farms are so green and the contrast between the city only 30 minutes away is amazing. Lovely view of the Outeniqua mountains. Karatara is the village that time forgot - so pretty but almost a ghost town.

Visited April 2012
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Knysna, Western Cape, South Africa
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18 reviews
6 attraction reviews
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“Stunning”
Reviewed June 20, 2012

The views through these passes is unbelievably beautiful. Not for the faint hearted who do not like going through the forests on gravel roads.

Visited February 2012
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Thank Crystal S
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Oudtshoorn, South Africa
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2 reviews
“natures aroma”
Reviewed June 19, 2012

Fantastic drive on a sunny day. fantastic vistas and pure air

Visited April 2012
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Thank M0rne
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George, South Africa
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169 reviews
19 attraction reviews
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“A great drive”
Reviewed April 21, 2012

This must be one of the most beautiful routes in the whole of South Africa.

Visited December 2011
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