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Bainskloof Pass

Built with convict labour in between 1849 and 1853, Bainskloof is one of South Africa's oldest mountain passes and a wonderful 30 kilometre scenic drive across the Limiet Mountains to the interior of the country. The pass was engineered by Andrew Geddes Bain who also engineered many other impressive mountain passes throughout South Africa without any formal engineering qualifications. It was declared a national monument in 1980.

The drive through the pass will take visitors to high viewpoints where on a clear day, the skyline stretches as far as the eye can see. The landscape is drastic and unforgiving with a towering rock mountain and fynbos. Of interest along the pass is the Limietberg Nature Reserve and the Tweede Tol camping and picnic area where visitors can enjoy the Wolwekloof and Witte Rivers and hiking the Rockhopper Trail.

You can find out more about Tweede Tol by visitng Cape Nature.

Feature Spot
River in Bainskloof

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