The Swartberg Pass is now open every day!
Albeit there may be stop 'n go's in force.
Just 4km from the town is the entrance to the mighty Swartberg Pass, 27km of winding gravel road full of hairpins and switchbacks, up the moutain range from the Great Karoo over 'Die Top' at nearly 1600m and back down into the Little Karoo. Its not to be missed, keep a keen eye out for wildlife, you never know what you might encounter. Look out for the Proteas at higher levels. Also you'll find the road to 'Die Hell' about halfway over. Leave yourself plenty of time, don't hurry stop and stretch you legs at all the viewpoints, take pictures savour the experience!
On the Tar road to Oudtshoorn. A stunning strip of tarmac that runs through the Swartberg Mountains from the Great to Little Karoo. 20Km of winding road and 25 'drifts' as the road winds itself back and forth over the sometimes volatile river. Fantastic rock formations all the way through. Again look out for wildlife especially the troops of baboons that are always roadside. Halfway down on the left as you're heading south is a rest area. STOP! get out of your car or off your bike, follow the trail for about 100m enjoy the waterfall and maybe even take a dip in the pool there.
Enjoy this onboard journey through Meiringspoorthttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=__BGZEO16OM
On the south side of the Swartberg Pass are the famous Cango Caves. A vast network of underground passages and chambers. The history of it you can read elsewhere on the web but, suffice to say that its a MUST do excursion. It can get busy at peak times and its worth booking in advance rather than just pitching up. If you're quite active and maybe a little slimmer than me the go all out and book the adventure tour! There are lots of little eateries along the road that goes back towards Oudtshoorn. Check out their website here for more detailed information. http://www.cango-caves.co.za/
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