Cala Pass is a high mountain pass at an elevation of 1,517m (4,977 ft) above the sea level, located in the Eastern Cape, province of South Africa.
The pass is traversed by the Regional road R393 (Eastern Cape). It’s asphalted and it links Elliot and Cala. This road is very exciting and sometimes very exposed and unsecured driveway in innumerable twists and turns. The road gains almost 300 meters in elevation over 5,8 km, producing a gradient of 1:19 with some sections at 1:15.
This road is usually open all year, but it can be closed anytime when the access is not cleared of snow. Conditions can change quickly and be harsh. Road closures can be frequent, so check conditions before traveling to this area. Snow occurs here regularly in winter where bitterly cold temperatures can be experienced.