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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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  • The views are fantastic, but the road needs regrading. It was an experience that should not be missed. 
    The views are fantastic, but the road needs regrading. It was an experience that should not be missed.  more »
  • The drive was very scenic. Not the most difficult drive, but I guess it depends on the car. The quality of the road was very good, with loose gravel but no rocks. Not much protection on the sides if....  more
    The drive was very scenic. Not the most difficult drive, but I guess it depends on the car. The quality of the road was very good, with loose gravel but no rocks. Not much protection on the sides if....  more »
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  • Fantastic views, great road for adventure motorcycling.
  • Something everyone should do breathtaking views

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