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    Hi All

    Great site showing all the mountain passes in SA.

    http://www.vuvuzela.com/passes/

    Enjoy

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    I was going to start a new thread, but luckily I searched first

    Stockman sent me that link as well after we spoke about it the other night. It doesn't work anymore. The new one now is http://www.vuvuzela.com/googleearth/passes.htm

    I've downloaded the Google Earth file and converted it to a Mapsource file to use. Here it is for anyone to use!

    My plan is to try and do all of these passes before I pass away someday I can already tick off quite a few, and I've even done some that are not on there!
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    Here's the complete list:

    Jack’s Pass
    Orris Baragwanath Pass
    Abel Eramus Pass
    Rankin’s Pass
    Robbers Pass
    Tsarishoogte Pass
    Watervalsrivier Pass
    Kowyn Pass
    Long Tom Pass
    De Berg Pass
    Mokobulaan Pass
    Santa Pass
    Sudwala Pass
    Montrose Pass
    Kranspoort Pass
    Hennings Pass
    Mpageni Pass
    Kaapsehoop Pass
    Elands Pass
    Skurweberg Pass
    Cecil Macks Pass
    Sabana Pass
    Laingsnek Pass
    Botha’s Pass
    Knight’s Pass
    Devil’s Pass, the
    Mullers Pass
    Normandien Pass
    Ikhupe Pass
    Brandon’s Pass
    Colling’s Pass
    Endoumeni Pass
    Braamhoek Pass
    Van Reenen’s Pass
    Middledale Pass
    Bergenaarspad Pass
    Bell’s Pass
    Oliviershoek Pass
    Steps Pass
    Sungubala Pass
    Goodoo Pass
    Namahadi Pass
    Moteng Pass
    Khoro-Ea-Moteng Pass
    Lekhalo-la Namahali Pass
    Ifidi Pass
    Icidi Pass
    Tlaeng Pass
    Khoro-Ea-Mahlasela Pass
    Khoro-Ea-Ramalieletse Pass
    Mbundini Pass
    Foot Pass
    Mnweni Pass
    Rockeries Pass
    Khalong-la-Lithunya (Pass of Guns)
    Nguza Pass
    Nguzi Pass
    Mike’s Pass
    Lekhalong-Ea-Moutlaoanyane Pass
    Pel’a-Tsoeu Pass
    Matseng Pass
    Charles’ Pass
    Hlanyaku Pass
    Lipetu Pass
    Gray’s Pass
    Ship’s Prow Pass
    Cathkin Mountain Pass
    Van Heyningens Pass
    Menyameng Pass
    Apes Pass
    Leslie’s Pass
    Njesuthi Pass
    Hilton’s Pass
    Anenous Pass
    Mosalemane Pass
    Bannerma’s Pass
    Ka-Langalibalele Pass
    Jareteng Pass
    Giant’s Castle Pass
    Lekhalong-la-Serobeng Pass
    Lotheni Pass
    Ntubeni Pass
    Ka-Masihlenga Pass
    Lekhalong-la-Molimo-Nthuse (God Help Me Pass)
    Menoaneng Pass
    Lekhalong-la-Baroa (Bushmen’s Pass)
    Lekhalong-la-Thaba-Putsoa (Blue Mountain Pass)
    Nhlwathimbe Pass
    Mlahlangubo Pass
    Mohlesi Pass
    Ngaqamadolo Pass
    Mkohmazi Pass
    Nhlangeni Pass
    Nhlangeni Pass
    Mokoabong Pass
    Kwantuba Pass
    Kotisephola Pass
    Cheche’s Pass
    Mangaung Pass
    Phatlapoho Pass
    Lekhalong-la-Malefane (Pass)
    Sani Pass
    Pitsaneng Pass
    Lekhalong-la-Nkesi (Pass)
    Stone’s Pass
    Mzimkhulu Pass
    Mashai Pass
    Lekhalong-la-Mokhelelise (Pass)
    Mzimude Pass
    Lekhalo-la-Tomose Pass
    Lekhalong-la-Petrose Pass
    Ramaepho’s Nek Pass
    Thomathu Pass
    S29.84827 E28.96545
    Bushman’s Nek Pass
    Khalong-la-Matebeng (Pass)
    Burke’s Pass
    Messelpad Pass
    Hela Hela Pass
    Mendwane Nek Pass
    Wildeperdehoek Pass
    Three Sisters Pass
    Molimo-o-Nthuse Pass
    Bailey’s Pass
    Lekhalong-le-Lesehla Pass
    Maphooaneng Pass
    Njamotse Pass
    Studer’s Pass
    Swartmodderfontein Pass
    Lehana’s Pass
    Joubert’s Pass
    S30.75730 E28.30572
    Pot River Pass
    Greylings Pass
    Killian’s Pass
    Otto Du Plessis Pass
    Barkly Pass
    Bulhoek Pass
    Kumajaba Pass
    Groot-Doringhoek Pass
    Vanrhyns Pass
    Smuts Pass
    Penhoek Pass
    Cala Pass
    Mlengana Pass
    Kwaaiman Pass
    Gifberg Pass
    Lootsberg Pass
    Botterkloof Pass
    Nonesis Nek Pass
    Witnek Pass
    Wapadsberg Pass
    Naudeberg Pass
    De Jagers Pass
    Uitkyk Pass
    Ouberg Pass
    Pakhuis Pass
    Oukloof Pass
    Teekloof Pass
    Molteno Pass
    De Beers Pass
    Swaershoek Pass
    Nieuwoudt Pass
    Cederberg Pass
    Cats Pass
    Gabriëls Pass
    Katberg Pass
    Tarka Pass
    Nico Malan Pass
    Buffelshoek Pass
    Verlatekloof Pass
    Michel’s Pass
    Dontsa Pass
    Hogsback Pass
    Middelberg Pass
    Piekenaarskloof Pass
    Bruintjieshoogte Pass
    Komsberg Pass
    Fuller’s Hoek Pass
    Blinkberg Pass
    Red Hill Pass
    Versveld Pass
    Buffalo Pass
    Potter’s Pass
    Helspoort Pass
    Ecca Pass
    Gydo Pass
    Kareedouwberg Pass
    Theronsberg Pass
    Suurberg Pass
    Nuwekloof Pass
    Swartberg Pass
    Olifantskop Pass
    Bosluiskloof Pass
    Swaarmoed Pass
    Swartberg Pass Viewpoint
    Bloukrans Pass
    Hex River Pass
    Bothmaskloof Pass
    Meiringspoort Pass
    Schoemanspoort Pass
    Huisrivier Pass
    Fonteinkloof Pass
    Bainskloof Pass
    Rooihoogte Pass
    Rooiberg Pass
    Burgers Pass
    Potjiesberg Pass
    Du Toitskloof Pass
    Prince Alfred’s Pass
    Attakwaskloof Pass
    Robinson Pass
    Hankey Pass
    Outeniqua Pass
    Van Stadens Pass
    Franschhoek Pass
    Homtini Pass
    Cloete’s Pass
    Kareedouw Pass
    Grootrivier Pass
    Garcia’s Pass
    Tradouw Pass
    Strormsrivier Pass
    Phantom Pass
    Stokoe’s Pass
    Du Plessis Pass
    Viljoens Pass
    Sir Lowreys Pass
    Van Der Stel Pass
    Houhoek Pass
    Shaws Pass Summit

    (maybe someone can sticky this in the right place, perhaps under maps)
    Chris Meistre

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    I have used the DB file that Chris provided into all my planning files.
    Over time however, using mainly the T4A maps, I have identified some more passes that was not on his list.
    I have attached an updated DB file.
    I am trying to keep record of each and every pass that I travel, usually with photo's of the name, a photo of my Garmin at the highest point and one or two trying to show the highlights.
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    See also the SA Adventure Biking's one http://www.4x4community.net/forum/sh...d.php?t=101079


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    Thanks Hennie.
    Attached is a new file, added more from the link suggested.
    May be one or two duplications, since names and spelling are sometimes different.
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    Thanks, what a handy list.

    Lots of these passes is for hiking though. Not for driving.

    i Have hiked a few of them, for instance Leslie's and a few other ones in the Drakesberg...

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    www.samountainpasses.co.za
    This is also a nice site with some info.
    Enjoy. I am Dec in East cape doing the The 8 Passes Challenge consists of the following mountain passes being travelled by 4x4 vehicle

    NAUDE'S NEK The highest mountain pass in South Africa.

    JOUBERT'S PASS The third highest mountain pass in South Africa.

    VOLUNTEERSHOEK Up to Tiffindell Ski Resort and the highest point in the Cape.

    CARLISLESHOEK ...And down the other side to the historical Rhodes Village.

    LUNDEAN'S NEK A scenic route to the Lesotho border post at Telebridge.

    BASTERVOETPAD Challenging driving and incredible views of the valleys below.

    BARKLY PASS The only tarred pass - but the views are worth it!

    OTTO DU PLESSIS A wild and unspoiled pass with excellent birding

    Extract of an article from the Drive Out magazine on the 8 Passes Challenge

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    Have seen that site.
    The info is just not always correct on there so dont trust every thing you read on there.

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    Of the 315 passes in Southern Africa I have driven 85. That is 27%.
    I plan my trips/routes around passes (and don't tell swambo, until we are at the pass )

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    I always wondered at which of these passes this Isuzu tv ad was shot. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wkI6EVw8RBI It looks like a nice drive and great view from up there. I think it might be in the Matroosberg area.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Dzombo4 View Post
    Thanks Hennie.
    Attached is a new file, added more from the link suggested.
    May be one or two duplications, since names and spelling are sometimes different.
    I stumbled across this thread with this GDB file with mountain passes in Southern Africa. I overlaid all my track logs with the waypoints for the passes. I still have some travelling to do. I have only done 90 of the listed 292 passes. Many of the passes listed, are on hiking trails....so I will have to start walking more also.

    It would actually be great if Mountain Passes of South Africa or T4A, perhaps (wink, wink), can make an updated list available in some format that will allow one to import into BaseCamp/Mapsource/Google Earth.
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    SEe Mountain Passes South Africa [MPSA] web site for over 1100 passes.

    Through MPSA went up Eureka City pass above Barberton this past weekend, and 15 others en-route and back.

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