List of mountain passes of KwaZulu-Natal

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This is a list of publicly accessible passes in the KwaZulu Natal, South Africa.
For lists of other provinces, see Mountain Passes of South Africa

List of passes in the KwaZulu-Natal province[edit]

Name Location Crosses Highest Point (m) Road Between towns Road surface
Ape's Pass 29°8′S 29°21′E / 29.133°S 29.350°E / -29.133; 29.350 2900[1] near Kwadlamini Footpath
Bannerman's Pass 29°15′15″S 29°25′17″E / 29.25417°S 29.42139°E / -29.25417; 29.42139 Drakensberg 3100[2] near Giant's Castle Footpath
Bezuidenhouts Pass 28°32′55″S 29°12′50″E / 28.5485°S 29.2138°E / -28.5485; 29.2138 1751[3] Harrismith and Bergville Gravel
Botha's Pass 27°37′S 29°43′E / 27.617°S 29.717°E / -27.617; 29.717 1809[4] R34 Memel and Newcastle Tar (Potholed)
Brandon's Pass 28°9′33″S 29°39′47″E / 28.15917°S 29.66306°E / -28.15917; 29.66306 Drakensberg 1792[5] East of Harrismith Gravel
Burger's Pass 27°36′09″S 30°22′52″E / 27.6024°S 30.3810°E / -27.6024; 30.3810 1519[6] Near Utrecht, KwaZulu-Natal Gravel
Bushman's Nek Pass 29°52′25″S 29°09′40″E / 29.8735°S 29.1611°E / -29.8735; 29.1611 Drakensberg 2435[7] In the Sehlabathebe National Park (vehicles prohibited) Footpath
Cecil Macks Pass 27°04′25″S 32°00′04″E / 27.0735°S 32.0010°E / -27.0735; 32.0010 610[8] near Ingwavuma, Swaziland border Gravel
Colling's Pass 28°13′02″S 29°38′22″E / 28.2171°S 29.6395°E / -28.2171; 29.6395 1773[9] East of Harrismith, North of Ladysmith, KwaZulu-Natal Gravel
De Beer's Pass 28°19′03″S 29°29′57″E / 28.3174°S 29.4993°E / -28.3174; 29.4993 1720[10] S61 Harrismith and Ladysmith, KwaZulu-Natal Tar
Endoumeni Pass 28°13′48″S 30°11′44″E / 28.2299°S 30.1955°E / -28.2299; 30.1955 1375[11] R68 Dundee and Wasbank Tar
Giant's Castle Pass 29°20′26″S 29°28′4″E / 29.34056°S 29.46778°E / -29.34056; 29.46778 Drakensberg 3314[12] Near Giant's Castle Footpath
Goodoo Pass 28°41′14″S 28°54′32″E / 28.68722°S 28.90889°E / -28.68722; 28.90889 Drakensberg 2189[13] On the old road to Witsieshoek Gravel
Gray's Pass 29°4′18″S 29°19′25″E / 29.07167°S 29.32361°E / -29.07167; 29.32361 Drakensberg 3180[14] Near Champagne Castle Footpath
Griffin's Hill 29°05′36″S 29°57′59″E / 29.0932°S 29.9663°E / -29.0932; 29.9663 1590[15] R103 Mooi River and Estcourt Tar
Hela Hela Pass (Helehele Pass) 29°54′35″S 30°04′38″E / 29.9096°S 30.0772°E / -29.9096; 30.0772 1199[16] D114 Richmond and Donnybrook Gravel
Ikhupe Pass (Mkupe Pass) 28°09′15″S 29°58′07″E / 28.1541°S 29.9687°E / -28.1541; 29.9687 1469[17] N11 Ladysmith and Newcastle Tar
Jareteng Pass 29°18′16″S 29°26′41″E / 29.30444°S 29.44472°E / -29.30444; 29.44472
Knight's Pass 27°39′23″S 30°22′21″E / 27.6564°S 30.3725°E / -27.6564; 30.3725 1662[18] Near Utrecht Gravel
Laing's Nek Pass 27°28′53″S 29°52′21″E / 27.4814°S 29.8724°E / -27.4814; 29.8724 1692[19] N11 Volksrust and Newcastle Tar
Middledale Pass (Tintwa Pass) 28°28′49″S 29°19′24″E / 28.4804°S 29.3233°E / -28.4804; 29.3233 Drakensberg 1629[20] S1101 Geluksburg and Swinburne, Free State Tar
Mike's Pass 28°57′39″S 29°13′54″E / 28.9609°S 29.2317°E / -28.9609; 29.2317 Drakensberg 1931[21] Gravel
Muller's Pass 27°52′00″S 29°42′37″E / 27.8667°S 29.7103°E / -27.8667; 29.7103 Drakensberg 1835[22] Newcastle, KwaZulu-Natal and Memel, Free State Gravel
Nicholson's Nek Pass 28°28′27″S 29°45′46″E / 28.4743°S 29.7627°E / -28.4743; 29.7627 1175[23] Ladysmith, KwaZulu-Natal and Burford, KwaZulu-Natal Gravel
Normandien Pass 27°58′33″S 29°42′02″E / 27.9759°S 29.7005°E / -27.9759; 29.7005 Drakensberg 1992[24] Farming areas around Newcastle, KwaZulu-Natal and Memel, Free State Gravel
Oliviershoek Pass 28°34′09″S 29°04′18″E / 28.5693°S 29.0717°E / -28.5693; 29.0717 Drakensberg 1742[25] R74 Ladysmith, KwaZulu-Natal and Estcourt Tar (Potholed)
Ping Pong Cuttings 29°31′25″S 29°35′45″E / 29.5237°S 29.5957°E / -29.5237; 29.5957 Drakensberg 1325[26] Gravel
Sabana Pass 27°09′44″S 31°58′41″E / 27.1622°S 31.9780°E / -27.1622; 31.9780 614[27] Gravel
Sandspruit Pass 28°28′14″S 29°22′17″E / 28.4706°S 29.3715°E / -28.4706; 29.3715 1646[28] Gravel
Sani Pass 29°35′18″S 29°17′34″E / 29.5882°S 29.2927°E / -29.5882; 29.2927 Drakensberg 2876[29] Gravel
Soutar's Hill 29°25′12″S 29°48′42″E / 29.4200°S 29.8116°E / -29.4200; 29.8116 1741[30] Nottingham Road and Nzinga River Valley Tar
The Devil's Pass 27°42′46″S 30°55′56″E / 27.7128°S 30.9323°E / -27.7128; 30.9323 Mhlobane Mountain 1562[31] Gravel
Van Reenen's Pass 28°24′25″S 29°23′50″E / 28.4069°S 29.3971°E / -28.4069; 29.3971 Drakensberg 1768[32] N3 Ladysmith, KwaZulu-Natal and Harrismith Tar

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Ape's Pass". Retrieved 2014-05-06. 
  2. ^ "Bannerman Pass". Retrieved 2014-05-06. 
  3. ^ "Bezuidenhout's Pass, KZN". Retrieved 2014-05-06. 
  4. ^ "Botha's Pass (R34) KZN". Retrieved 2014-05-06. 
  5. ^ "Brandon's Pass, KZN". Retrieved 2014-05-06. 
  6. ^ "Burgers Pass (KZN)". Retrieved 2014-05-06. 
  7. ^ "Bushman's Nek Pass, KZN". Archived from the original on 2014-06-18. Retrieved 2014-05-06. 
  8. ^ "Cecil Mack's Pass". Retrieved 2014-05-06. 
  9. ^ "Colling's Pass". Retrieved 2014-05-06. 
  10. ^ "De Beer's Pass (KZN)". Retrieved 2014-05-06. 
  11. ^ "Endoumeni Pass". Retrieved 2014-05-06. 
  12. ^ "Giant's Castle Reserve and Kamberg Nature Reserve in South Africa". Retrieved 2014-05-07. 
  13. ^ "Goodoo Pass". Retrieved 2014-05-07. 
  14. ^ "Grays Pass, South Africa". Retrieved 2014-05-07. 
  15. ^ "Griffin's Hill". Retrieved 2014-05-07. 
  16. ^ "Hela Hela Pass (D114)". Retrieved 2014-05-07. 
  17. ^ "Ikhupe (or Mkupe) Pass". Retrieved 2014-05-07. 
  18. ^ "Knight's Pass". Retrieved 2014-05-07. 
  19. ^ "Laing's Nek Pass (N11) KZN". Retrieved 2014-05-07. 
  20. ^ "Middledale Pass KZN". Retrieved 2014-05-07. 
  21. ^ "Mike's Pass - KZN". Retrieved 2014-05-07. 
  22. ^ "Muller's Pass". Retrieved 2014-05-07. 
  23. ^ "Nicholson's Nek Pass KZN". Retrieved 2014-05-07. 
  24. ^ "Normandien Pass KZN". Retrieved 2014-05-07. 
  25. ^ "Oliviershoek Pass (R74) KZN". Retrieved 2014-05-07. 
  26. ^ "Ping Pong Cuttings KZN". Retrieved 2014-05-07. 
  27. ^ "Sabana Pass KZN". Retrieved 2014-05-07. 
  28. ^ "Sandspruit Pass KZN". Retrieved 2014-05-07. 
  29. ^ "Sani Pass KZN". Retrieved 2014-05-07. 
  30. ^ "Soutar's Hill - KZN". Retrieved 2014-05-07. 
  31. ^ "The Devil's Pass - KZN". Retrieved 2014-05-07. 
  32. ^ "Van Reenen's Pass, Drakensberg". Retrieved 2014-05-07.