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“A nerve wracking ride”
Review of Swartberg Pass

Swartberg Pass
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Full-Day Swartberg Mountain Tour from Oudtshoorn
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Half-Day Swartberg Pass Tour from Oudtshoorn
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Kingston, England
Level 4 Contributor
30 reviews
3 attraction reviews
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“A nerve wracking ride”
Reviewed June 4, 2014

Don't skip this. Just make sure your hire car is insured for bottom scrapes and bumps. It is a gravel road, steep, narrow and winding, but what views! Allow much more time than you would on a tarmac road. You will want to stop.

Visited April 2014
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Oudtshoorn
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“A must see”
Reviewed June 4, 2014

Weve driven, it in all sorts of weather and hours of the day. From sunshine, sundown, snow, rain, hiked it and cycled it. No matter which way you choose or the time of day, its one of the most beautiful experiences. In the snow and rain its only 4x4 travel but any other weather is fine if driving a small car. The Southern Cape has all the original passes and they are all to be visited along with the Swartberg.

Visited August 2013
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Cape Town Central, South Africa
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“Stairway to heaven”
Reviewed June 3, 2014

The trip is really worthwhile a visit and is spectacular. The winding road is easy and offers you many stops. Please check if it is open and continue to Prince Alfred.

Visited June 2014
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Chennai (Madras), India
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34 reviews
17 attraction reviews
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“A Drive to remember !”
Reviewed May 30, 2014

From Cango Caves to Swartberg Pass is a 2 hour drive and the generally not too steep climb allows everyone to enjoy the spectacular beauty of the mountain range with its bright colours. Near the top we saw a klipspringer at very close range alongside the off-road path. Running short of time we dropped the plan for lunch at nearby Prince Albert and returned to Wilderness. The drive was relaxing as we came across no road maniacs !!

Visited May 2014
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Chesham, United Kingdom
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“Ariving Adventure”
Reviewed May 29, 2014

Great views but very rough unmade road take a 4 wheel drive. No safety barriers not for the faint hearted.

Visited May 2014
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