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Old 10-12-2014, 02:23 AM   #1
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South Africa, Western Cape, Gysmanshoek pass - day trip - 490 km

Gysmanshoek pass, did the trip almost 5 years ago
Just had the feeling for doing it again, because it’s there
Early morning coffee stop, Pig’s snout

Breakfast stop

Swellendam, Breede river

Then onto gravel

Tradouw pass in the mountains

Farm animals beside the road


The might of nature, taking away the road after a flood – Duiwenhoks river

Almost missed the turn-off

That surely must be “Kopberg”

Last turn-off to the pass

There must have been a huge fire that went through this region, but the green vegetation is beginning to grow again, nature has it’s ways

And this is what we came for, truly beautiful – beats the concrete jungle by far

Over the pass and going down

The destruction of fire, luckily temporary

Deserted, no body home

The road we came

Time gone by

Towerkop, Ladismith, in the distance

Looking back

End of the pass, almost looks like a moon landscape, fine white dust, everywhere

The other side of the mountain

End of the gravel, from here on, it’s the black stuff


Fill up on Route 62

On to Tradouw pass


Andries Uys bridge – old and new

What a magical day trip
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Old 10-12-2014, 03:23 AM   #2
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Very nice ride,

Will have to go explore that neck of the woods the next time we are down there
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Old 10-15-2014, 09:22 PM   #3
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That looks like a beautiful ride. Thanks for sharing.
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Old 10-15-2014, 11:59 PM   #4
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Very nice pics. Excellent! Thank you.

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Old 10-16-2014, 12:56 AM   #5
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A phenomenally beautiful part of South Africa!

Gorgeous pictures btw!
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Old 10-16-2014, 07:48 AM   #6
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wow!! The photos were breathtaking
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Old 10-16-2014, 07:52 AM   #7
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Eish, I miss SA. Gorgeous pics!
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Old 10-16-2014, 02:48 PM   #8
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Great pics!!!
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