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Mountain Pass Gydo Pass

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Located in South Africa :: Western Cape (Winelands)
Category: Scenic Routes :: Mountain Pass

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Gydo Pass is situated on the R303 between Ceres and Citrusdal. On the last stretch towards Citrusdal you need advanced driving skills as there are sweeping bends with no safety barriers.

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Address :  Karoo, South Africa

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“Gydo Pass lies on the Regional road R303 between Ceres and Citrusdal about 10km north of Prince Alfred Hamlet, in the Western Cape, province of South Africa. The pass. between the Skurweberg and Gydoberg, was built in 1848 by Andrew Geddes Bain to link the Warm Bokkeveld with the Cold Bokkeveld to the North. The name ‘Gydo’ is of Khoi origin and is means ‘steep pass’, or ‘milkbush poort’ after a species of euphorbia that was prevalent in this region. ” - Chris Smit, 2014/04/13

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