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Grootvlei Pass

Afrikaans name: Grootvlei Pas

Beautiful view from Grootvlei Pass

Grootvlei Pass

Photo © Johan van Zyl

Northern Cape

Grootvlei Pass connects towns such as Kamieskroon on the inland plateau with those along the coastal belt such as Hondeklipbaai.

The pass is very steep in parts but, even though it is a gravel road, it is normally passable by all vehicles.

The pass is around 4 km in length and during that time drops 277 metres. In parts the gradient is 1:5.

Grootvlei Pass view

Beautiful view from the pass

Photo © Johan van Zyl

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