De Beer's Pass

De Beer's Pass is one of the most dangerous roads of South Africa

De Beer's Pass is a high mountain pass at an elevation of 1.722m (5,649ft) above the sea level, located in the Kwa Zulu-Natal province of South Africa. This is considered to be one of the most dangerous roads in South Africa, and has been the site of a number of fatal accidents. 

The road to the summit, also known as Debeerspas, is totally paved. It’s called S61 and runs from Ladysmith towards Harrismith. Ideal time to travel is daylight. Not advised night drive. The road is extremely well-engineered, but some very sharp curves and deceptively hidden corners, as well as weather conditions, have all taken their toll.

The pass is sometimes closed due to snowfalls in winter. Adverse weather conditions are common. Along the way you will be rewarded with wonderful scenery. Unlikely to see another vehicle over the entire route. Road closures can be frequent, so check conditions before traveling to this area. In good weather can be driven in any vehicle. The pass was named after Herman de Beer, who owned a farm at the edge of the Drakensberg escarpment in 1870.