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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Tours to Swartberg Pass
$123 BOOK WITH VIATOR Half-Day Swartberg Pass PRIVATE Tour (including lunch & transfer - Oudtshoorn)
Duration: 4 to 5 hours
$176 BOOK WITH VIATOR Full-Day Swartberg Mountain PRIVATE Tour (including lunch and transfers)
Duration: 7 to 8 hours
$271 BOOK WITH VIATOR Motorbike adventures on a dual purpose motorbike in the Garden Route and Karoo.
Duration: 1 day
Swartberg Pass reviews
one can only wonder what these anciently formed mountains have witnessed over millennia. Spectacular !! more »
I never cease to get tired of driving down the Swartberg Pass, and is has become obligatory to pop open a bottle of bubbly at the bottom by the river! The views are spectacular, and regular stops are.... more »
The road is in an excellent condition , however do take care for safety
So amazing! Was not able to stop taking pictures and marvel at the views!
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