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Swartberg Pass, Oudtshoorn

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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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  • It was 12 years since we were last up the pass. It is still beautiful and well worth the drive. Unique beauty. 
    It was 12 years since we were last up the pass. It is still beautiful and well worth the drive. Unique beauty.  more »
  • Amazing route between Outdshoorn and Prince Albert, definately worth the trip. Road not easy, but manageable. 
    Amazing route between Outdshoorn and Prince Albert, definately worth the trip. Road not easy, but manageable.  more »
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  • Fantastic views, great road for adventure motorcycling.
  • Something everyone should do breathtaking views

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