A treacherous journey on the legendary Old Voortrekker Pass

Die Ou Voortrekkerpas (Old Voortrekker Pass) is a mountain pass at an elevation of 993m (3,257ft) above the sea level, located in the Western Cape province of South Africa.

Old Voortrekker Pass

Tucked away in the Witfontein Nature Reserve, the extremely narrow and challenging road to the summit, also known as Cradock Pass, is totally unpaved. It’s called Voortrekker Road. The pass was named after the Governor, Sir John Cradock.

Nestled in the Outeniqua Mountains, a 4x4 vehicle with high clearance is required. The dangerous and very bad road to the summit was built in 1816. Due its dangerousness and difficulty, in 1847 it was bypassed by the easier Montagu Pass.
Pic: Pieter Vorster