Tiffindell Resort-Tenahead Lodge road
Tiffindell Resort-Tenahead Lodge road

Tiffindell Resort-Tenahead Lodge road

Located in the Eastern Cape, South Africa, the Tiffindell Ski Resort-Tenahead Lodge road is one of the highest roads of the country, running entirely over 2.600m above the sea level.

The gravel road is 28.7 km long. It’s a slower alternative to the Naudes Nek Pass. Make sure you get your vehicle and yourself well-prepared before driving this road. 4x4 vehicle with high clearance required. After rain, even a single rainfall, conditions of the road can be challenging. The road is pretty rough and connects the Tiffindell Ski Resort in the west with the Tenahead Mountain Lodge in the east. Its highest elevation is at 2.674m (8,772ft) above the sea level.
The wind is usually quite strong at mountain areas. High winds blow here all year long. Temperatures here in the winter are brutally cold. The summit receives regular snowfalls. The area can be subject to severe electrical storms in the summer months. Average winter snowfall is 2 meters. The road is known as Die Patrollie Pad (The Patrol Road) and Die Grenspad (the Border Road).

 

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