One of the most frequently asked questions we get from newcomers, especially those who request a tailor made motorcycle tour... What are your 5 favourite mountain passes in the southern parts of South Africa, whether it is gravel or tarmac?
And the question usually follows... Can you guys organise a tour for us, covering all of those?
Well, to narrow it down to 5 passes only, is not easy, but we definitely have our favourites. Simply because of the breathtaking landscapes, combined with an
Here are our favourites, in no particular order:
Crossing the Swartberg Mountains between Oudtshoorn and Prince Albert, separating the Great Karoo from the Little Karoo
Tradouw Pass - 17km Tarmac
Running through the Langeberg Mountain range between Barrydale and Swellendam (Suurbraak)
Ouberg Pass - 11km Gravel
Running down the Roggeveld Mountains into the Tankwa Karoo from Sutherland.. or up... for the sissies :)
Franschhoek Pass - 15km Tarmac
Crossing the Mountains between Franschhoek and Villiersdorp.
Baviaanskloof - 180km Gravel
The Baviaanskloof Wilderness Route consists of numerous passes between Willowmore and Patensie. Our interest lies in the ones in on the eastern side, ie Grasnek Pass and Combrinks Pass.