Perdepoort Pass, a sensational road of South Africa

Perdepoort Pass is a mountain pass at an elevation of 906m (2,972ft) above the sea level, located in the Eastern Cape province of South Africa.

Perdepoort Pass

The road to the summit, also known as Perdepoort, is totally paved. It’s a national road called N9. Always check the weather forecast before you start your journey: adverse conditions are common. Prepare yourself for amazing star gazing in winter, but dress warmly as the temperatures plummet at sunset and regularly fall below freezing. Conversely the summers are brutal with daily temperature that frequently reach 40 degrees C.

The pass road is 27.1 km (16.83 miles) long, running south-north from Willowmore, a town in Sarah Baartman District Municipality to Vogelstruisleegte.