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Montagu Pass – a scenic trip back in time

There are four passes through the Outeniqua Mountains which connect the small city of George in the Southern Cape to the interior. The Outeniqua (newest), Montagu, Cradock and Railway passes were built in different eras to serve an increasing amount of traffic which had to travel between George and the town of Oudtshoorn in the […]

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Swartberg Pass: A drive to Hell and back

This past weekend we went on a photo drive to “Hell” and back. Well okay, maybe I’m exaggerating, but in my opinion the Swartberg Pass in the Southern Cape comes close. A description from Wikipedia: The spectacular Swartberg Pass runs through the Swartberg mountains (“black mountain” in Afrikaans) which are a mountain range that runs […]

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