Swartberg Pass, Oudtshoorn

Considered one of the world's top scenic drives, Swartberg Pass is a steep gravel road in the Swartberg Mountains known for its hairpin bends. Built in the late 19th century to link the Great Karoo plains with Little Karoo, the pass remains a popular attraction, boasting scenic views of arid valleys and towering peaks. Navigating the sharp turns of the narrow road, you'll encounter historic sites, striking red-tinted cliffs, and a variety of plant species. Put Swartberg Pass on your schedule, and learn what else deserves a visit by using our Oudtshoorn tour itinerary maker.
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  • A Beautiful pass that will take your breath away. The museum in Prins Albert is a unbelievable experience, go see that too. Do not rush it. There is things to see in nature that will blow your mind...  more »
  • Fantastic drive from the Prince Albert side. Be sure to take a slow drive stopping at the various view points along the route. Be wary of on coming cars as drivers often get caught up in the view...  more »
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