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“Breath taking beauty”
Review of Swartberg Pass

Swartberg Pass
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Full-Day Swartberg Mountain Tour from Oudtshoorn
Ranked #1 of 28 things to do in Oudtshoorn
Certificate of Excellence
Rothwell, United Kingdom
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15 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
“Breath taking beauty”
Reviewed March 26, 2014

Really worth taking this pass as the scenery is stunning. BUT beware as the roads are NOT tarred, and quite narrow at some points. You can do it with a normal car (you don't need a 4x4) but you will just have to take it slow.
Worth the drive!

Visited March 2014
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South Yorkshire
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52 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
“Exhilerating”
Reviewed March 25, 2014

Amazing scenery, birds and wildlife along the route. Spectacular scenery, we would not have missed it for the world. We drove over the pass and returned along the road. You have to see this for yourself to appreciate the change of scenery along the way, the changing colours of the rocks and the terrain. Pretty thrilling actually. It thundered and lightened while we were at the summit, which made it all the more exciting and it was pretty hairy coming down the other side. We will definitely do this again the next time we are in the area. Only saw 2 other cars on the pass coming in the other direction. South Africa never ceases to amaze us what it has to offer.

Visited May 2013
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Stellenbosch, South Africa
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24 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
“CROSSING THE SWARTBERG - A MUST!”
Reviewed March 25, 2014

Amazing views, rock formations, flowers and vegetation, and brilliant civil engineering from yesteryear.

Visited March 2014
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Ottawa, Canada
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110 reviews
53 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
“Have to Drive it to believe it!!!”
Reviewed March 23, 2014

It is simply one of the most amazing drives in South Africa. Well worth making the effort to drive it. Lots of views,winding roads and beautiful senery. Plan to do it on a nice day, since the roads can get a bit difficult in the rain.

Visited May 2013
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Dallas, Texas
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
“Worth the drive!”
Reviewed March 22, 2014

Spectacular vistas from hills to valleys to mountains on winding roads that are mainly gravel. Lovely drive that is worth the effort to truly experience a beautiful part of the world.

Visited March 2014
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