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Swartberg Pass

Oudtshoorn, South Africa
+27 44 801 8289
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Full-Day Swartberg Mountain Tour from Oudtshoorn
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Half-Day Swartberg Pass Tour from Oudtshoorn
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  • Excellent78%
  • Very good18%
  • Average2%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“prince albert” (71 reviews)
“gravel road” (67 reviews)
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Oudtshoorn, South Africa
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+27 44 801 8289
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1 - 10 of 860 reviews

Reviewed 4 days ago

Entered from Prince Albert, narrow windy path but well worth it, thoroughly enjoyed the views, stopped off under the trees by the river to put our feet in the river and picnic. Unfortunately a lot of litter and no visible bins.

Thank KimKinsella
Reviewed 1 week ago

Awesome drive over the pass with amazing views - not for the nervous driver. Highly recommend just take it slow.

Thank sunnySA-7
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Stunning scenic drive. Can be done with your own vehicle or tour guides. Drive through, picnic, pics

Thank Kumpat
Reviewed 1 week ago

This was my third time visiting and it simply blows my mind every time, Every time i see something new and the route is a must for every nature and mountain lover

1  Thank Z9085NMjohanb
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Oh my what a trip this was , we were not prepared for how long it would take us, yes the scenery is breathtaking but it also pretty scary in places too! It was interesting to see from a geological perspective but I would recommend...More

Thank Mistymoo14
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We only had a small car but we managed this drive without a hitch and we were rewarded with some wonderful scenery.

Thank JMBFDublin
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is the heart of gravel passes in the Klein Karoo. This pass is also a historical monument. Beautiful scenery. Remember to take it slowly and enjoy the views on offer.

Thank Christiaan F
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

It is beautiful. I'd definitely want to drive this mountain pass again. You cannot take in all the beauty at once. How Thomas Bain managed to design the road I don't know.

Thank JacquesNelspruit
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The Swartberg Pass is a must do. The sightings is overwhelming. If only you can stop on each bend on the pass, you will see something different every time.

Thank Magda B
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

You van do it with a normal car- you will be fine! It offers spectacular view, i think the karoos side is more spectacular! Take a break in prince albert and vome back the other pass, which is not a pass, but a gorge! We...More

Thank Verena130
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164piets
11 November 2017|
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Response from Bennett B | Reviewed this property |
That will not be a problem at all. Just take it easy if you are going down the mountain to The Hell.
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Fionanair
21 March 2017|
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Response from heineraudrey | Reviewed this property |
Hi. Your car will be fine drive slowly and enjoy the view. Even though there were severe fires it still remains an impressive sight. Maybe it will have a few green patches by then. Enjoy.
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Huiyee L
1 October 2016|
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Response from Ballechin | Reviewed this property |
I would take a whole day to travel the pass and you must travel the whole pass to get= the real feel how beautiful it is and then travel back via Meirings poort Stop at Prince Albert for lunch . You wont regret not rushing... More
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