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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  • We are with him. driven, however an offroad here is to recommend! The impressions are just a dream. We went to Prince Albert and then through the North Canyon back that was a perfect trip, we would once again like to make! Not to be recommended in the rain... In Prince Albert, there is a very nice little restaurant left on the road, I forgot the name... I think it's the lazy Lizzard❤️ highly recommended! The pass is just SUPER...
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  • An exciting passport with magnificent viewpoints. Only for safe drivers and cars with floor space. Is quite enough for a day trip.
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  • A must to go stop at if you driving past or camp at. Remember to bring a costume in summer time to cool down in clear still water. It is quite a walk up to the place but totally worth it.There is also information on the plants at the entrance if you want to learn. Remember your camera 📸
  • The waterfall is a must see! So tranquil and clean. I just fell in love with the views! The 200m trail to the waterfall was awesome. I thoroughly enjoyed it!
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