Lootsberg Pass is a high mountain pass at an elevation of 1.781m (5,843ft) above the sea level, located in the Eastern Cape, province of South Africa.
The road over the pass is asphalted. It’s called N9 and it links Graaff-Reinet and Middelburg. It is the highest pass in the Karoo and was named after Hendrik Loots who died on the old pass, after his carriage overturned.
This road is usually open all year, but it can be closed anytime when the access is not cleared of snow. The firs road over the pass was built in 1858.