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“Beautiful!!”
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
Ranked #1 of 32 things to do in Oudtshoorn
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Johannesburg, South Africa
Level 6 Contributor
117 reviews
18 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
“Beautiful!!”
Reviewed August 5, 2014

We drove over the pass from Prince Albert's side. It was after a few days af rain. Luckily we were in a 4x4. The scenery is truly beautiful and unlike any other in South Africa - very unique. It seems like an awesome road to cycle.

Very glad we decided to travel over the Swartberg Pass and can recommend it.

Visited July 2014
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Ladismith
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48 reviews
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“A must do if in the area”
Reviewed August 5, 2014

Dont rush this pass as it is a little scary in parts! The scenery is breathtaking and should be put on your 'bucket list'!

Visited July 2014
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Nairobi, Kenya
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“Mountains of the Moon”
Reviewed July 26, 2014

As you leave tarmac and enter the dirt road in the Swartberg Nature Reserve you do do feel as if you have gone back an era. The view on the way to the top is brilliant.

Visited July 2014
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Prince Albert, South Africa
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“The 2nd highest mountain range in South Africa”
Reviewed July 24, 2014

Driving the Swartberg Pass is a special experience. My favourite is driving from Oudtshoorn in the late afternoon to reach the top as the evening begins. Incredible light and endless views. The Prince Albert descent is rocky so don't do it in the dark, there's no mobile phone coverage. Beautiful proteas in spring and late summer, klipspringers in pairs and eagles circling overhead. Lovely walks if you know the contour paths.

Visited June 2014
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“A MUST”
Reviewed July 23, 2014

It is a very very scenic trip around, don´t miss your chance: OUDTSHOORN - DE RUST - KLAARSTROOM - SWARTBERG PASS - OUDTSHOORN.
The best place to stay is definitelly ZWARTBERG VIEW, good reason to go there itself.

Visited November 2013
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