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Pristine Nature

For off the road wanderers this is a must as it winds gently through the surrounding mountains... read more

Reviewed 12 May 2018
planetclaire3
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Cape Town Central, South Africa
Great road trip

The pass has great scenery, and is easy to drive, even without a 4x4. It's quite wide in some... read more

Reviewed 28 April 2018
247LiveLife
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South Africa
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“great road” (2 reviews)
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Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
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Calitzdorp, South Africa
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Reviewed 12 May 2018

For off the road wanderers this is a must as it winds gently through the surrounding mountains outside Calitzdorp.

Thank planetclaire3
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Reviewed 28 April 2018

The pass has great scenery, and is easy to drive, even without a 4x4. It's quite wide in some sections, and easy to let cars past. It is well maintained too

Thank 247LiveLife
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Reviewed 4 January 2018

Lovely pass with sections where the going is very slow but the serounding are breath taking. Do stop at the lovely Rooiberg Lodge for a cold one before turning at Van Wyksdorp!!

Thank Christo B
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Reviewed 19 December 2017

Tough climb but well worth while with lovely vistas. The climb the south a fair challenge and the drop down the north hairraising!

Thank Hendrik H
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Reviewed 6 September 2017

The road between Van Wyksdorp and Calitzdorp actually has two passes but the average person considers it as onle long pass due to the nature of this road.. Drive with caution and enjoy the view Not suitable in small car when raining

Thank Laura L
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Reviewed 2 September 2017

Make sure you are not in a hurry to get somewhere when taking this pass. It's a very nice scenic drive but could be long if you have other plans.

Thank AdolfBotes1
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Reviewed 19 August 2017 via mobile

Loved the views! Spectacular view of the mountains near Oudtshoorn covered with snow. Very rugged in places, with varied Fynbos, and striking red rocks. Saw a Klipspringer close to the road side which was an added bonus. You definitely need at least a Bakkie for...More

Thank Catherine040
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Reviewed 14 August 2017

I crossed the pass on a bicycle and had time to enjoy the spectacular scenery. A tough but worthwhile ride for any mountain bike.

Thank JmMcGill
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Reviewed 7 June 2017

You wonder why they call them the Rooiberg - until you see the mountains. They are beautiful especially during the afternoon with the sun shines onto them. Beautiful views.

Thank canada493
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Reviewed 9 March 2017

The Rooiberg Pass leads you through a wonderful, scenic area. We drove from Van Wycksdorp to Calitzdorp. The road is gravel. The ascend is easy to drive, although the roads is a bit narrow from time to time. We did not see any other vehicle...More

1  Thank Stalex24
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