List of mountain passes of the Western Cape

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This is a list of publicly accessible, motorable passes in the Western Cape province, South Africa.

Name Location Crosses Highest Point m Road Between towns Road surface
Akkedisberg Pass 34°24′35″S 19°35′51″E / 34.4096°S 19.5976°E / -34.4096; 19.5976 R320 Riviersonderend and Stanford tar
Attakwaskloof Pass (old) 33°50′33″S 21°59′00″E / 33.8425°S 21.9832°E / -33.8425; 21.9832 820 Mosselbay and Oudtshoorn gravel
Bainskloof Pass 33°36′09″S 19°06′42″E / 33.6024°S 19.1117°E / -33.6024; 19.1117 595 R303 Wellington and Ceres tar
Biedouwvallei 32°07′41″S 19°20′05″E / 32.1280°S 19.3348°E / -32.1280; 19.3348 Clanwilliam and Uitspankraal gravel
Blinkberg Pass 32°42′10″S 19°25′08″E / 32.7027°S 19.4189°E / -32.7027; 19.4189 Prince Alfred's Hamlet and Wuppertal gravel
Bloukrans Pass (Tsitsikamma) 33°57′15″S 23°38′41″E / 33.9542°S 23.6447°E / -33.9542; 23.6447 R102 Plettenberg Bay and Jeffreys Bay tar
Bosluiskloof Pass 33°20′32″S 21°29′07″E / 33.3422°S 21.4852°E / -33.3422; 21.4852 Laingsburg and Calitzdorp gravel
Bothmanskloof Pass 33°24′22″S 18°52′36″E / 33.4060°S 18.8767°E / -33.4060; 18.8767 R46 Malmesbury and Riebeek Kasteel tar
Burgers Pass (Koo Pass) 33°41′21″S 19°55′15″E / 33.6891°S 19.9207°E / -33.6891; 19.9207 R318 Montagu and Touws River tar
Chapman's Peak Drive 34°04′34″S 18°21′51″E / 34.0761°S 18.3641°E / -34.0761; 18.3641 M6 Hout Bay and Sun Valley tar
Cloete's Pass 33°57′31″S 21°47′53″E / 33.9587°S 21.7980°E / -33.9587; 21.7980 R327 Van Wyksdorp and Herbertsdale gravel
Dasklip Pass 32°54′13″S 19°02′18″E / 32.9037°S 19.0384°E / -32.9037; 19.0384 near Porterville tar
De Jagers Pass 32°04′36″S 22°44′51″E / 32.0766°S 22.7474°E / -32.0766; 22.7474 near Beaufort West gravel
Die Venster 33°16′17″S 19°43′16″E / 33.2714°S 19.7211°E / -33.2714; 19.7211
Du Plessis Pass 34°04′39″S 21°46′18″E / 34.0774°S 21.7718°E / -34.0774; 21.7718 R327 Mossel Bay and Herbertsdale tar
Du Toitskloof Pass 33°43′29″S 19°08′48″E / 33.7247°S 19.1466°E / -33.7247; 19.1466 R101 Paarl and Worcester tar
Dwarskloof Pass 34°06′01″S 19°36′53″E / 34.1002°S 19.6147°E / -34.1002; 19.6147
Eselbank Pass 32°18′01″S 19°13′10″E / 32.30034°S 19.21946°E / -32.30034; 19.21946 gravel
Floorshoogte Pass 34°09′14″S 19°18′04″E / 34.1538°S 19.3010°E / -34.1538; 19.3010
Franschhoek Pass 33°54′59″S 19°09′30″E / 33.9163°S 19.1584°E / -33.9163; 19.1584 tar
Gamkaskloof 33°20′29″S 21°52′36″E / 33.3415°S 21.8768°E / -33.3415; 21.8768
Garcia's Pass 33°58′06″S 21°13′11″E / 33.9683°S 21.2196°E / -33.9683; 21.2196 tar
Gifberg Pass 31°44′39″S 18°46′45″E / 31.7441°S 18.7792°E / -31.7441; 18.7792
Grootrivier Pass 33°57′57″S 23°33′42″E / 33.9657°S 23.5616°E / -33.9657; 23.5616
Gydo Pass 33°14′02″S 19°19′51″E / 33.2339°S 19.3308°E / -33.2339; 19.3308 tar
Gysmanshoek Pass 33°56′15″S 21°03′15″E / 33.9374°S 21.0542°E / -33.9374; 21.0542
Helshoogte Pass 33°55′09″S 18°55′13″E / 33.9192°S 18.9202°E / -33.9192; 18.9202 tar
Hex River Pass 33°24′06″S 19°45′35″E / 33.4017°S 19.7597°E / -33.4017; 19.7597 tar
Hex River Poort 33°33′04″S 19°31′17″E / 33.5512°S 19.5215°E / -33.5512; 19.5215
Hoek se berg Pass 32°07′15″S 19°10′45″E / 32.1209°S 19.1792°E / -32.1209; 19.1792
Homtini Pass 33°56′59″S 22°55′07″E / 33.9497°S 22.9187°E / -33.9497; 22.9187
Hoogekraal Pass 33°55′57″S 22°46′52″E / 33.9324°S 22.7811°E / -33.9324; 22.7811
Houwhoek Pass 34°12′49″S 19°10′02″E / 34.2137°S 19.1672°E / -34.2137; 19.1672 tar
Houwhoek Pass (old) 34°12′47″S 19°10′52″E / 34.2130°S 19.1810°E / -34.2130; 19.1810 gravel
Huisrivier Pass 33°30′09″S 21°35′46″E / 33.5026°S 21.5961°E / -33.5026; 21.5961
Kaaimans Rivier Pass 33°58′16″S 22°32′46″E / 33.9711°S 22.5462°E / -33.9711; 22.5462
Karatera Pass 33°55′29″S 22°51′00″E / 33.9248°S 22.8499°E / -33.9248; 22.8499 gravel
Kareedouwberg Pass 33°16′40″S 22°16′42″E / 33.2777°S 22.2782°E / -33.2777; 22.2782
Karelskraal Pass 32°30′00″S 21°11′28″E / 32.5001°S 21.1910°E / -32.5001; 21.1910
Katbakkies Pass 32°53′51″S 19°33′16″E / 32.8976°S 19.5545°E / -32.8976; 19.5545 tar
Kogmans Kloof Pass (Cogmans, Kockemans) 33°48′48″S 20°05′24″E / 33.8132°S 20.0900°E / -33.8132; 20.0900
Kouberg Pass 32°15′12″S 19°11′13″E / 32.25346°S 19.18700°E / -32.25346; 19.18700
Langkloof Pass 33°43′56″S 20°15′25″E / 33.7323°S 20.2569°E / -33.7323; 20.2569
Meiringspoort 33°24′59″S 22°32′59″E / 33.4163°S 22.5497°E / -33.4163; 22.5497 tar
Middelberg Pass 32°37′41″S 19°08′32″E / 32.6280°S 19.1421°E / -32.6280; 19.1421 gravel
Mitchell's Pass 33°22′44″S 19°17′47″E / 33.3788°S 19.2965°E / -33.3788; 19.2965 Skurweberg Mountains 490 R46 Wolseley and Ceres tar
Molteno Pass 32°13′34″S 22°33′44″E / 32.2262°S 22.5622°E / -32.2262; 22.5622 R381 Beaufort West and Loxton, Northern Cape tar & gravel
Montagu Pass 33°52′57″S 22°26′06″E / 33.8826°S 22.4351°E / -33.8826; 22.4351 Herold and George gravel
Nieuwoudt Pass 32°20′50″S 19°00′48″E / 32.3472°S 19.0133°E / -32.3472; 19.0133
Nuwekloof Pass 33°18′45″S 19°04′26″E / 33.3125°S 19.0739°E / -33.3125; 19.0739 R46 Gouda and Tulbagh tar
Ouberg Pass 33°41′43″S 20°14′39″E / 33.6952°S 20.2442°E / -33.6952; 20.2442
Oudekloof Pass (Roodezandt Pass) 33°15′58″S 19°03′48″E / 33.2662°S 19.0633°E / -33.2662; 19.0633
Outeniqua Pass 33°53′11″S 22°23′57″E / 33.8864°S 22.3991°E / -33.8864; 22.3991 Outeniqua Mountains 800 metres (2,600 ft) N9/N12 George and Oudtshoorn tar
Pakhuis Pass 32°08′45″S 19°02′03″E / 32.1457°S 19.0341°E / -32.1457; 19.0341 tar
Phantom Pass 34°00′06″S 22°59′42″E / 34.0017°S 22.9950°E / -34.0017; 22.9950 gravel
Piekenierskloof Pass 32°38′34″S 18°56′51″E / 32.6429°S 18.9475°E / -32.6429; 18.9475 tar
Potjiesberg Pass 33°42′45″S 23°02′51″E / 33.7125°S 23.0475°E / -33.7125; 23.0475 910 metres (2,990 ft) R62
Prince Alfred Pass 33°46′11″S 23°08′36″E / 33.7698°S 23.1434°E / -33.7698; 23.1434
Rammelkop Pass (Allemans Pass) 32°31′50″S 21°10′55″E / 32.5306°S 21.1819°E / -32.5306; 21.1819
Red Hill Road (Simon's Town) 34°10′50″S 18°25′01″E / 34.1805°S 18.4169°E / -34.1805; 18.4169 M66 Cape Peninsula to Simon's Town tar
Robinson Pass 33°52′52″S 22°01′34″E / 33.8810°S 22.0262°E / -33.8810; 22.0262
Roodezandt Pass 33°15′58″S 19°03′48″E / 33.2662°S 19.0633°E / -33.2662; 19.0633
Rooiberg Pass 33°39′00″S 21°38′35″E / 33.6501°S 21.6430°E / -33.6501; 21.6430 gravel
Rooihoogte Pass 33°36′34″S 19°50′27″E / 33.6094°S 19.8407°E / -33.6094; 19.8407 1,234 metres (4,049 ft) R318
Rooinek Pass 33°19′29″S 20°55′21″E / 33.3247°S 20.9226°E / -33.3247; 20.9226
Rooiwalspoort 30°47′42″S 18°27′03″E / 30.7950°S 18.4509°E / -30.7950; 18.4509
Roseberg Pass 32°15′41″S 22°34′05″E / 32.2613°S 22.5680°E / -32.2613; 22.5680
Schoemanspoort Pass 33°25′22″S 22°14′45″E / 33.4229°S 22.2459°E / -33.4229; 22.2459
Seweweeks Poort 33°24′49″S 21°24′25″E / 33.4136°S 21.4069°E / -33.4136; 21.4069 gravel
Shaws Mountain Pass 34°18′40″S 19°24′55″E / 34.3112°S 19.4154°E / -34.3112; 19.4154 tar
Silver Rivier Pass 33°57′55″S 22°33′42″E / 33.9653°S 22.5618°E / -33.9653; 22.5618
Sir Lowry's Pass 34°08′59″S 18°55′42″E / 34.1497°S 18.9283°E / -34.1497; 18.9283 N2 Somerset West and Grabouw tar
Skitterykloof Pass 32°52′42″S 19°43′22″E / 32.8783°S 19.7228°E / -32.8783; 19.7228 gravel
Steenbras Mountain Road (Faure Marine Drive) 34°10′49″S 18°49′49″E / 34.18028°S 18.83028°E / -34.18028; 18.83028 R44 Gordon's Bay and Rooiels Bay tar
Stokoe's Pass 34°04′31″S 18°59′47″E / 34.0754°S 18.9964°E / -34.0754; 18.9964
Swaarmoed Pass 33°20′34″S 19°30′25″E / 33.3427°S 19.5070°E / -33.3427; 19.5070
Swartberg Pass 33°19′00″S 22°02′37″E / 33.3166°S 22.0435°E / -33.3166; 22.0435 gravel
Theronsberg Pass 33°16′50″S 19°29′39″E / 33.2805°S 19.4941°E / -33.2805; 19.4941
Touws Rivier Pass 33°56′48″S 22°36′46″E / 33.9466°S 22.6129°E / -33.9466; 22.6129
Tradouws Pass 33°58′18″S 20°42′06″E / 33.9717°S 20.7016°E / -33.9717; 20.7016 tar
Uitkyk Pass 32°24′13″S 19°05′32″E / 32.4037°S 19.0923°E / -32.4037; 19.0923 paved
Uniondale Poort 33°40′52″S 23°08′55″E / 33.6812°S 23.1487°E / -33.6812; 23.1487
Van Der Stel Pass 34°09′17″S 19°13′54″E / 34.1547°S 19.2317°E / -34.1547; 19.2317 gravel
Versveld Pass 32°51′12″S 18°44′32″E / 32.8533°S 18.7423°E / -32.8533; 18.7423 tar
Viljoen's Pass 34°05′41″S 19°03′01″E / 34.0946°S 19.0504°E / -34.0946; 19.0504 R321 Grabouw and Villiersdorp tar

See also[edit]

Mountain Passes of South Africa


References[edit]

  • [1] Wild Dog Advanture Riding, South Africa