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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  • What a great experience of African scenery and stark rock formations, clefts and cliffs. Great road building from yester year, and good to chat to fellow travellers from around the world 'doing the...  more »
  • We were on a tight time frame and we contacted Swartberg Mountain Tours. They couldn't have been more accommodating. Roeland met us at our hotel and drove us through the pass to Prince Albert. He....  more »

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