Molteno Pass

The road to Molteno Pass, South Africa's first mountain pass

Molteno Pass is a mountain pass at an elevation of 1.204m (3,950ft) above the sea level, located in Western Cape province of South Africa. It’s said to be South Africa's first mountain pass.

Nestled in the Nuweveld Mountain Range, the road to the summit is called R381. It includes gravel and asphalt sections. The pass links Beaufort West in the Western Cape and Loxton in the Northern Cape. The pass was completed in May 1881, and named after the first Prime Minister of the Cape, Sir JC Molteno.