South Africa

Swartberg Pass

Swartberg Pass, switchbacks and breathtaking views at every turn

Swartberg Pass is a high mountain pass at an elevation of 1.574m (5,164ft) above sea level, located in the Western Cape province of South Africa.

Sani Pass

Sani Pass: a hairy drive to the roof of Africa

Sani Pass is a high mountain pass at an elevation of 2.876m (9,400ft) above the sea level, located in the western end of Kwa Zulu-Natal province of South Africa on the road between Underberg and Mokhotlong, Lesotho. It is a notoriously dangerous road, which requires the use of a 4x4 vehicle. It’s a serie of winding twists, hairpins, plunging drops and mind-blowing scenery. It’s one of the highest roads of the country.

Chapman’s Peak Drive

Chapman’s Peak Drive is one of the world's most spectacular coastal drives

Situated on the Atlantic Coast, Chapman’s Peak Drive is one of the most spectacular coastal drives in the world. Running from Noordhoek to Hout Bay, the twisting 9km drive has 114 curves and gives you spectacular 180° views of the Atlantic coastline.  

Die Hel

Driving Die Hel, South Africa's Road To Hell

Die Hel (otherwise known as Gamka's Kloof and Gamkaskloof) is a valley located in the Western Cape Province, on the south-western coast of South Africa. Nobody is sure where the 'Die Hel' name came from. One popular story is that a Piet Botha (an animal inspector) visited the valley in the 1940s and used a particularly difficult route known as the 'die leer' into the valley. He described the experience as "hell". The residents have never liked the name and prefer to referrer to themselves as 'Kloovers'.

Bainskloof Pass

Bainskloof Pass is a drive worth taking

Bainskloof Pass is a mountain pass at an elevation of 597m (1,958ft) above the sea level, located in the Western Cape province of South Africa. It’s said to be one of South Africa’s finest scenic passes.