List of mountain passes of the Eastern Cape

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

List of Passes in the Eastern Cape province[edit]

Name Location Highest Point Road Between towns Road surface
All Saints Neck 31°40′36″S 28°00′46″E / 31.6767°S 28.0127°E / -31.6767; 28.0127 R61 Mthatha and Engcobo tar
Barkly Pass 31°14′09″S 27°50′31″E / 31.2357°S 27.8419°E / -31.2357; 27.8419 R58 Elliot and Barkly East tar
Baster Voetslaan Pass 31°10′29″S 27°58′46″E / 31.1748°S 27.9795°E / -31.1748; 27.9795 pass joins R393 Barkly Pass and Ugie rough gravel
Baviaanskloof 33°38′47″S 24°27′19″E / 33.6464°S 24.4554°E / -33.6464; 24.4554 Willowmore and Hankey gravel
Bidstone Pass 30°42′54″S 27°49′51″E / 30.7150°S 27.8307°E / -30.7150; 27.8307 near Tiffindell Ski Resort gravel
Blaauwkrantz Pass 33°23′07″S 26°42′18″E / 33.3853°S 26.7051°E / -33.3853; 26.7051 R67 Grahamstown and Port Alfred tar
Boesmanshoek Pass 31°29′54″S 26°29′07″E / 31.4982°S 26.4854°E / -31.4982; 26.4854 R397 Molteno and Sterkstroom tar
Bruintjieshoogte Pass 32°40′46″S 25°20′45″E / 32.6795°S 25.3458°E / -32.6795; 25.3458 R63 Somerset East and Pearston tar
Buffalo Pass 33°02′07″S 27°47′52″E / 33.0353°S 27.7979°E / -33.0353; 27.7979 M5 East London wide tar
Buffelshoek Pass 32°29′11″S 25°14′02″E / 32.4864°S 25.2340°E / -32.4864; 25.2340 R337 Pearston and Cradock
Bulhoek Pass 31°14′22″S 25°42′23″E / 31.2395°S 25.7065°E / -31.2395; 25.7065 Steynsburg gravel
Buyspoort (Buispoort) 33°21′00″S 23°26′04″E / 33.3499°S 23.4344°E / -33.3499; 23.4344 N9 Uniondale and Willowmore tar
Cala Pass 31°28′25″S 27°43′24″E / 31.4737°S 27.7234°E / -31.4737; 27.7234 R393 Elliot and Cala tar
Carlislehoekspruit Pass 30°43′08″S 27°57′24″E / 30.7188°S 27.9568°E / -30.7188; 27.9568 Rhodes and Tiffendell steep gravel
Cats Pass 32°25′41″S 28°26′07″E / 32.4281°S 28.4352°E / -32.4281; 28.4352 Butterworth and Mazeppa Bay
Colonanek 30°38′47″S 29°02′53″E / 30.6463°S 29.0480°E / -30.6463; 29.0480 Mount Frere and Cedarville
Combrink's Pass 33°39′10″S 24°30′05″E / 33.6529°S 24.5013°E / -33.6529; 24.5013
Daggaboers Nek 32°32′08″S 25°50′35″E / 32.5356°S 25.8431°E / -32.5356; 25.8431 N10 Cookhouse and Cradock tar
De Beer's Pass 32°18′54″S 26°11′09″E / 32.3150°S 26.1857°E / -32.3150; 26.1857 Cookhouse and Tarkastad
Devil's Bellows 32°24′59″S 26°40′00″E / 32.4163°S 26.6667°E / -32.4163; 26.6667 Balfour and Whittlesea bad gravel
Dontsa Pass 32°36′48″S 27°14′37″E / 32.6132°S 27.2437°E / -32.6132; 27.2437 R352 Keiskammahoek and Stutterheim
Doringnek 33°22′50″S 25°42′40″E / 33.3806°S 25.7112°E / -33.3806; 25.7112 R335 Addo and Somerset East gravel
Ecca Pass 33°12′02″S 26°37′07″E / 33.2006°S 26.6185°E / -33.2006; 26.6185 R67 Grahamstown and Fort Beaufort tar
Fonteinkloof Pass 33°35′41″S 26°07′21″E / 33.5947°S 26.1224°E / -33.5947; 26.1224 R72 Port Elizabeth and Alexandria tar
Fuller's Hoek Pass 32°41′19″S 26°31′10″E / 32.6885°S 26.5195°E / -32.6885; 26.5195 Fort Fordyce Nature Reserve gravel
Ghwarriepoort 33°23′17″S 23°23′30″E / 33.3881°S 23.3918°E / -33.3881; 23.3918 N9 Uniondale and Williston
Grasnek Pass 33°38′56″S 24°20′36″E / 33.6490°S 24.3433°E / -33.6490; 24.3433
Greylings Pass 31°07′08″S 27°18′00″E / 31.1188°S 27.2999°E / -31.1188; 27.2999 R396 Dordrecht and Barkly East
Groot-Doringhoek Pass 31°22′46″S 26°04′25″E / 31.3795°S 26.0736°E / -31.3795; 26.0736 R391 Hofmeyr and Molteno gravel
Hankey Pass 33°52′56″S 24°50′24″E / 33.8821°S 24.8401°E / -33.8821; 24.8401 R330 Humansdorp and Hankey tar
Helspoort Pass 33°10′12″S 26°19′15″E / 33.1701°S 26.3209°E / -33.1701; 26.3209 R350 Grahamstown and Bedford tar
Hogsback Pass 32°36′49″S 26°54′48″E / 32.6136°S 26.9134°E / -32.6136; 26.9134 R345 Alice and Cathcart good tar
Holgat Pass 33°38′25″S 24°27′23″E / 33.6403°S 24.4563°E / -33.6403; 24.4563
Joubert's Pass 30°43′00″S 27°14′38″E / 30.7167°S 27.2440°E / -30.7167; 27.2440 2349 detour off R58 Lady Grey and Barkly East gravel
Kareedouw Pass 33°57′44″S 24°16′00″E / 33.9621°S 24.2667°E / -33.9621; 24.2667 Kareedouw and Knysna
Katberg Pass 32°27′22″S 26°39′17″E / 32.4561°S 26.6547°E / -32.4561; 26.6547 Balfour and Whittlesea gravel
Kei Cuttings 32°33′00″S 27°57′50″E / 32.5499°S 27.9639°E / -32.5499; 27.9639 N2 Komga and Butterworth wide tar
Killian's Pass 31°11′00″S 27°17′43″E / 31.1832°S 27.2953°E / -31.1832; 27.2953 Dordrecht and Barkly East
Kumajaba Pass 31°17′02″S 28°32′09″E / 31.2840°S 28.5357°E / -31.2840; 28.5357 Maclear
Kwaaiman Pass 31°43′31″S 27°41′44″E / 31.7253°S 27.6956°E / -31.7253; 27.6956 Cala and Tsomo
Lehana's Pass 30°40′43″S 28°12′03″E / 30.6787°S 28.2007°E / -30.6787; 28.2007
Lootsberg Pass 31°49′38″S 24°51′20″E / 31.8272°S 24.8555°E / -31.8272; 24.8555 Graaff Reinet and Middelburg, Eastern Cape tar
Lundin's Neck (often
misspelt Lundean's Nek)
30°38′50″S 27°44′32″E / 30.6471°S 27.7422°E / -30.6471; 27.7422 2162 R393 Tele Bridge and Barkly East gravel
Michel's Pass 32°33′44″S 26°51′40″E / 32.5621°S 26.8610°E / -32.5621; 26.8610 Seymour and Hogsback gravel
Mlengana Pass 31°32′42″S 29°10′53″E / 31.5449°S 29.1814°E / -31.5449; 29.1814 Mthatha and Port St. Johns
Moordenaarsnek 30°50′23″S 28°32′38″E / 30.8397°S 28.5440°E / -30.8397; 28.5440 R56 Mount Fletcher and Maclear wide tar
Munnikspoort 32°17′53″S 24°31′27″E / 32.2980°S 24.5243°E / -32.2980; 24.5243 N9 Aberdeen and Graaff-Reinet tar
Naudeberg Pass 31°58′06″S 24°43′08″E / 31.9682°S 24.7190°E / -31.9682; 24.7190 tar
Naude's Neck Pass 30°45′36″S 28°04′34″E / 30.7600°S 28.0761°E / -30.7600; 28.0761 Maclear and Rhodes gravel
Nico Malan Pass 32°28′51″S 26°50′10″E / 32.4807°S 26.8361°E / -32.4807; 26.8361 R67 Fort Beaufort and Whittlesea tar
Nonesis Nek Pass 31°50′30″S 26°59′18″E / 31.8416°S 26.9883°E / -31.8416; 26.9883 Queenstown and Lady Frere tar
Nuwekloof Pass 33°30′58″S 23°38′46″E / 33.5160°S 23.6460°E / -33.5160; 23.6460 Willowmore and Baviaanskloof gravel
Olifantskop Pass 33°19′08″S 25°56′47″E / 33.3189°S 25.9465°E / -33.3189; 25.9465 N10 Paterson and Cookhouse wide tar
Otto Du Plessis Pass 31°14′05″S 27°31′50″E / 31.2346°S 27.5305°E / -31.2346; 27.5305 Ida - Clifford gravel
Ouberg Pass (Oude Berg Pass) 32°07′16″S 24°24′28″E / 32.1212°S 24.4077°E / -32.1212; 24.4077 Graaff Reinet and Murraysburg
Pefferskop Pass 32°39′00″S 26°52′58″E / 32.6501°S 26.8827°E / -32.6501; 26.8827 Seymour and Dimfield gravel
Penhoek Pass 31°27′45″S 26°42′05″E / 31.4626°S 26.7015°E / -31.4626; 26.7015 N6 Queenstown and Aliwal North tar
Perdepoort 33°11′20″S 23°25′53″E / 33.1888°S 23.4314°E / -33.1888; 23.4314 N9 Graaff Reinet and Willowmore
Pitseng Pass 30°45′26″S 28°18′21″E / 30.7573°S 28.3057°E / -30.7573; 28.3057 Mount Fletcher and Barkly East
Pot River Pass 30°55′57″S 28°12′37″E / 30.9326°S 28.2103°E / -30.9326; 28.2103 R396 Maclear and Barkly East gravel
Potter's Pass 33°02′26″S 27°52′10″E / 33.0406°S 27.8695°E / -33.0406; 27.8695 Westbank, East London urban
Qacha's Nek 30°07′42″S 28°41′11″E / 30.1283°S 28.6863°E / -30.1283; 28.6863 gravel
Red Hill Pass 32°42′42″S 27°11′01″E / 32.7116°S 27.1836°E / -32.7116; 27.1836 R352 Keiskammahoek and King Williams Town
Satansnek 31°35′54″S 27°56′36″E / 31.5984°S 27.9433°E / -31.5984; 27.9433 Mthatha and Cala
Smuts Pass 31°24′25″S 26°47′31″E / 31.4070°S 26.7920°E / -31.4070; 26.7920 Dordrecht and Molteno tar
Soutpansnek 32°52′24″S 24°42′49″E / 32.8733°S 24.7137°E / -32.8733; 24.7137 R75 Jansenville and Graaff Reinet tar
Stormsrivier Pass 33°59′20″S 23°54′42″E / 33.9888°S 23.9118°E / -33.9888; 23.9118
Suurberg Pass 33°17′01″S 25°43′13″E / 33.2835°S 25.7202°E / -33.2835; 25.7202 Patterson to Stonefountain
Swaershoek Pass 32°20′48″S 25°27′40″E / 32.3468°S 25.4611°E / -32.3468; 25.4611 Cradock and Pearston
Swanepoelspoort 33°06′51″S 23°53′38″E / 33.1143°S 23.8940°E / -33.1143; 23.8940 Willowmore and Jansenville
Tarka Pass 32°28′19″S 25°40′00″E / 32.4719°S 25.6666°E / -32.4719; 25.6666 N10 Cradock and Somerset East wide tar
Van Stadens Pass 33°54′46″S 25°12′09″E / 33.9128°S 25.2025°E / -33.9128; 25.2025 N2 Port Elizabeth and Humansdorp wide tar
Wapadsberg Pass 31°55′52″S 24°53′01″E / 31.9311°S 24.8837°E / -31.9311; 24.8837 Cradock and Nieu-Bethesda tar
Witnek Pass 31°52′52″S 24°41′43″E / 31.8811°S 24.6954°E / -31.8811; 24.6954 Nieu-Bethesda and Cradock
Witkransnek Pass Middelburg and Cradock tar

See also[edit]

Mountain Passes of South Africa

References[edit]

  • [1] Wild Dog Advanture Riding, South Africa