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The Tradouwspass

The Tradouwspass, South Africa
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Scenic drive

This drive is well worth it if you're in the area - the pass is only around 14km long and there are... read more

Reviewed 27 February 2017
Camberley, United Kingdom
Rugged beauty!

We travelled through this pass from Barrydale to the coast early in the morning - the rock... read more

Reviewed 20 February 2017
Port Elizabeth, South Africa
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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

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

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.

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

1  Thank Kokkelol
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

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.

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.

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

Thank Ramesh B
Reviewed 4 April 2016

I just love this 17km scenic drive linking the towns of Barrydale and Swellendam (going through Suurbraak first). It travels through some of the most beautiful mountain scenery. On maps and GPS this pass is designated as route R324. Make the effort and stop at...More

Thank Mari B
Reviewed 20 January 2016

Enjoyed this route from Swellendam over to the Robertson Wine Valley and Montagu. The Tradouw Pass we had big expectations of, but while it was attractive it wasn't wow or hugely dramatic. Lovely to see the mountain flora in spring colour.

Thank Scotlandmac
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