The Swartberg Mountain Reserve

Swartberg Mountain Reserve

Western Cape, South Africa

A UNESCO World Heritage Site

The 25 kilometer Swartberg Pass winds to the summit, 1 583 meters above sea level in steep zigzag’s and sudden switchbacks, offering breathtaking views over the Klein-and Great Karoo. The gravel surfaced Pass which connects the capital of the Klein Karoo,  Oudtshoorn with Prince Albert, was constructed by master road engineer, Thomas Bain, in 1888 utilising drystone walling technique.