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Meiringspoort, De Rust

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#19 of 58 in Nature in Western Cape
Must see · Canyon · Nature / Park
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Crossing the same river 25 times and ending at a waterfall, Meiringspoort slices through a gorge offering scenic views of intriguing rock formations and a mountain range, much of which is a listed World Heritage Site. The construction of the pass took place from 1856 to 1858 and proved to be quite an endeavor, since the area was prone to floods and landslides and the mountain seemed almost impenetrable. The engineer Andrew Bain--whose technique of cutting through large boulders was essential for the construction--named the pass after Petrus Johannes Meiring, a farmer who was the first person to pass through it in 1800. Arrange to visit Meiringspoort and other attractions in De Rust using our De Rust trip planner.
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  • So much has been said about this pass but if you haven't been there before it will be worth your while to take a huge detour and do so. The rock formations and overall scenery make for a spectacular.....  more
    So much has been said about this pass but if you haven't been there before it will be worth your while to take a huge detour and do so. The rock formations and overall scenery make for a spectacular.....  more »
  • The road was good, The viewing points were good. The ablutions were very clean, Staff were visible. The parking area was well kept, The mountains were spectacular, 
    The road was good, The viewing points were good. The ablutions were very clean, Staff were visible. The parking area was well kept, The mountains were spectacular,  more »
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  • One of the most awesome passes in the Western Cape.
  • What a beautiful place to travel on N12

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