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Stunning Scenic Drive

The pass is approx 15km long, it is very scenic with numerous viewing points. If you are in the... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
South West England, United Kingdom
Stunning beauty

We were driving from Swellendam to Barrydale and as usual drove through the Tradouw Pass. The... read more

Reviewed 29 September 2018
Truro, United Kingdom
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2 days ago
“Stunning Scenic Drive”
29 Sep 2018
“Stunning beauty”
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Reviewed 2 days ago

The pass is approx 15km long, it is very scenic with numerous viewing points. If you are in the area and have a spare hour it is well worth the drive.

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank AvidTraveler12
Reviewed 29 September 2018

We were driving from Swellendam to Barrydale and as usual drove through the Tradouw Pass. The natural beauty is stunning and there are several places where you can pull in to take photos or have a picnic. Take note of the speed limits; they are...More

Date of experience: March 2018
Thank akay07
Reviewed 27 February 2017

This drive is well worth it if you're in the area - the pass is only around 14km long and there are a number of view points along the way. We were staying in Barrydale so did the route both ways and it's impressive with...More

Date of experience: February 2017
Thank nnmercman
Reviewed 20 February 2017

We travelled through this pass from Barrydale to the coast early in the morning - the rock formations looked spectacular in the dawn light and we had the road to ourselves! The road surface was in very good condition and the recommended speed caution signs...More

Date of experience: February 2017
1  Thank Jilldutoit
Reviewed 4 December 2016 via mobile

The entire drive from Swellendam to Barrydale has a great Langeberg landscape. But the pass is the highlight of it. We even spotted some baboons lingering at a picnic spot next to the road.

Date of experience: November 2016
Thank telebek
Reviewed 27 November 2016

This is a very pretty pass, not a technical pass at all that requires any fancy driver abilities. It is easy and pleasant and very pretty, even for drivers like me who have just basic driving skills. We did not drive the full 40 something...More

Date of experience: October 2016
1  Thank thekoppie
Reviewed 18 October 2016

From the small historic hamlet of Suurbraak through to Barrydale, the Tradouw pass winds though exquisite mountains towering above a picturesque river below. I think it ois the best place in South Africa to see the proteas and ericas when in season. Don't forget to...More

Date of experience: September 2016
1  Thank 865bilbo
Reviewed 26 July 2016 via mobile

A wonderful drive. Great for those who appreciate the nuances in vegatation and geology. And a superb road. Easy to enjoy.

Date of experience: July 2016
1  Thank Leeanne M
Reviewed 30 May 2016

Coming along the whole of the Klein Karoo leads you to the Tradou Pass - which is a particularly scenic spot where you might rightly choose to stretch your legs and have a look around. Worth it.

Date of experience: February 2016
1  Thank Steve T
Reviewed 13 April 2016

This is one of the best mountain passes on the Garden Route northern part called the Langeberg. A reputed engineer has made a real masterpiece still in use over a century afterwards. One guy jokingly said it means Women's pass in old Khoi language. It...More

Date of experience: December 2015
Thank Ramesh B
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