Garden Route N2, Route 62 & Swartberg Pass
Trip Start Jun 17, 2009
40Trip End Aug 11, 2009
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I had read about the various mountain passes so choose to do a circular route and cross the Swartberg Pass out to the one horse ie one main street village of Prince Albert and back via De Rust to Oudtshoorn where we had spent the previous night. This unsealed pass road reminded me of our own South Island back country passes before they were tar sealed. It took nearly 3 hours but was different to the sealed highways that we had been on the previous days. So barren and rocky. How can anyone make a living out there?
Passing through little towns like Calitizdorp and Barrydale, we got us to our evening stop in Montagu and with time for a late afternoon drive to see the neighbouring small wine towns of Robertson, Ashton and MacGregor.