The Long Way Up Swartberg Pass

The Long Way Up Swartberg Pass

A long day in the saddle cycling up the Swartberg Pass, a barrier of mountains that divide the Klein Karoo from the Groot Karoo. Known as one of the finest passes in the world, this amazingly preserved 120-year-old stone walled pass will take you through a microcosm of unique mountain fynbos. Look out for Chacma Baboons, Rhebok, Black Eagle and Klipspringer. “Die Top” is deceiving and there are many false summits. Dig deep and the views on a clear day are so rewarding. This road is probably the best example of the engineering and road building prowess of Thomas Bain

A long day in the saddle cycling up the Swartberg Pass, a barrier of mountains that divide the Klein Karoo from the Groot Karoo. Known as one of the finest passes in the world, this amazingly preserved 120-year-old stone walled pass will take you through a microcosm of unique mountain fynbos. Look out for Chacma Baboons, Rhebok, Black Eagle and Klipspringer. “Die Top” is deceiving and there are many false summits. Dig deep and the views on a clear day are so rewarding. This road is probably the best example of the engineering and road building prowess of Thomas Bain

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