Two Passes Route

Scenic Drive in Oudtshoorn

A wonderful day’s excursion is the round-trip from Oudtshoorn to Prince Albert taking in two magnificent passes. Head up the unsealed Swartberg Pass and all the way down to Prince Albert, then return via the Meiringspoort Pass. Halfway down the latter is a waterfall and small visitor centre. Both passes are engineering masterpieces.

Ask at your accommodation or the tourism bureau for a route map.

If driving isn’t challenging enough, then hop on a mountain bike and ride from the top of Swartberg Pass down into Oudtshoorn. Book with Backpackers Paradise to be driven up. Be warned: it’s not all downhill and it’s a long ride.