Meiringspoort Pass
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Elize F
Cape Town Central, South Africa50 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2024 • Couples
When you travel trough Meiringspoot Pass it feels like you are a traveller in a different time zone. The rock formations makes it a scenic drive with 25 drifts to go through, each with its own story. You can stop and have a picnic, see the waterfall or just take the beauty in. I suggest you read up on Meiringspoort Pass before you travel through.
Written 3 April 2024
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Henrique Da Silva
Cape Town Central, South Africa58 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2020
This is a must for everyone. Here you travel from Prince Albert to Oudtshoorn along this pass that is at the bottom of this mountain pass. The massive mountain walls makes us look absolutely insignificant in comparison.
The road criss-crosses the river twenty two times and each bridge has its own name.
Written 27 January 2021
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PixmanSA
Cape Town, South Africa202 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2023
What an amazing place and the engineering of the road is just WOW. I saw a friends video a few months back and decided we need to do this pass as well. So we stayed in Prince Albert overnight and then headed for this magical pass. We were not disappointed for sure. The mountains tower above you and is quite mind boggling. The fact that during a flood in 1996 just about destroyed the road through the pass and had to be rebuilt, is also amazing. Well done to the roads department. This is a must do if you are in the area - I took a video of the trip but is too large to post here. There is a picnic spot stop where one can take a short walk to the waterfall - if you are elderly - take it slow especially if it is hot which it was when we were there. Highly recommended.
Written 18 January 2023
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nickytravels
East London, South Africa488 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2021 • Friends
Unlike the usual passes which take you over the mountain, here you drive through the mountains, following the river and surrounded by towering, absolutely breathtaking rock formations.
Best of all, there are three rest stops with super clean toilets and picnic areas.
Stop at the waterfall and amble up for views and a bit of leg stretching.
Written 29 April 2021
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arcee147
Oudtshoorn, South Africa18 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2018 • Friends
The views in Meiringspoort have to be seen to be believed. The orange rock towers above you in majestic beauty. Make one trip up as the driver and then get someone else to drive on the way down so you can ogle at the view without having to concentrate on the twisty road.

Baboons are often seen on the roadside. Please DO NOT FEED the baboons. This makes them aggressive and dangerous. It is also an offence liable to a fine of R 500 or more.

Warning - please drive carefully. Pull over to admire the view, and obey the speed limits. There are often accidents in this pass as it is the main route through the mountains from the coast with lots of heavy trucks passing through. The road has many sharp bends and a slower speed than even what is posted is recommended for many of them. Drive carefully and be safe.
Written 12 February 2018
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coetzer_family
Stellenbosch, South Africa87 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2021
this is another one of the most beautiful mountain passes in south africa. the gigantic rock formations just take your breath away.
Written 7 August 2021
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AndytBeverley
Beverley97 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2019
We ran from the waterfall back to de Rust. Fantastic and unusual scenery and at least downhill - just had to be careful of HGVs
Written 31 October 2019
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318sallyeb
Port Elizabeth, South Africa7 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2019
WOW!!! The magnificence and majesty of the surrounding mountains is something to behold. Photos just do not do it justice. It is simply stunning. What a beautiful part of the country.
Written 30 September 2019
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00slevin
Houston, TX76 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2018 • Solo
The pass connects the Little Karoo with De Rust- not far from Oudtshoorn. Unlike the Swartberg Pass, also connecting from Oudtshoorn (pron. oatshorn), It winds through the mountain range In a gentle almost flat blacktop,(tarmac), following the course of the river, crossing and re-crossing it about thirty times between the contorted wavy and folded rock strata. There are rest rooms at one point where there is a short walk, (a few minutes), to a high narrow waterfall plunging into a dark sheltered pool. For contrast drive over the high Swartberg pass from Oudtshoorn, consider an overnight at Prince Albert if time permits and drive back through the spectacular Meiringspoort Pass
Written 20 May 2019
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SheilaHeffernan
Dublin, Ireland47 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2019 • Couples
Scenic. Good place to cool off in. Bring sun screen and a hat. A five minute walk up to the waterfall and pools
Written 23 February 2019
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