Abel Erasmus Pass

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Abel Erasmus Pass
Abel Erasmus Pass view.JPG
View on the pass, standing at the J.G. Strijdom Tunnel
Location Limpopo, South Africa
Range Limpopo Drakensberg
Coordinates 24°27′06″S 30°36′27″E / 24.45167°S 30.60750°E / -24.45167; 30.60750Coordinates: 24°27′06″S 30°36′27″E / 24.45167°S 30.60750°E / -24.45167; 30.60750
Abel Erasmus Pass is located in Limpopo
Abel Erasmus Pass

Abel Erasmus Pass is situated in the Limpopo Province, on the R36 road between Ohrigstad and Hoedspruit/Tzaneen, South Africa. It navigates the Manoutsa section of the Limpopo Drakensberg. Since 1959 the road passes through the 133 m long JG Strijdom Tunnel, named after old Prime Minister JG Strijdom.[1] The pass is 11 km long and generally follows a coach route of the late 19th century.


  1. ^ "The Abel Erasmus Pass, Limpopo". Retrieved 2015-05-04.