South Africa :: Western Cape (Great Karoo)
Category: Scenic Routes :: Mountain Pass
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Ouberg is a truly spectacular pass, with beautiful scenery,rising through 600 m of Roggeveld escarpment in a series of dramatic switchbacks. Pioneer farmers used this route for more than 80 years for their seasonal sheep trek up and down the mountain. Ouberg has a lovely view of the escarpment of the Roggeveld Mountain range, 45 km from Sutherland. It's also a very popular birding spot where you will find the African Rock Pipit, Pale-winged Starling and Cape Eagle Owls.
The road surface is not bad, a 4WD drive or a vehicle with a difflock is required for the trip up. There is one lookout point about halfway down, large enough to accommodate a number of vehicles.
|Address :||Karoo, South Africa|
|Cellphone Reception :||Intermittent|
|Closest Town :||Sutherland|
Not advisable to drive this pass in wet weather!
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