Penhoek Pass

Penhoek Pass

Penhoek Pass is a high mountain pass at an elevation of 1.844m (6,049ft) above the sea level, located in the Stormberg Mountains of the Eastern Cape province of South Africa.

The road over the pass is asphalted. It’s called N6 and it links Jamestown and Aliwal North. It was constructed in 1892 and has a maximum gradient of 1:10.

Conditions can change quickly and be harsh. Road closures can be frequent, so check conditions before traveling to this area. The pass has a ferocious reputation for producing violent weather. In summer you can expect savage electrical storms with frequent large hailstones and in winter, deep snowfalls and freezing temperatures are the norm.