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Mountain Pass Karoo Poort Pass

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

The Karoopoort is a very old route followed by the first settlers, and together with the Hottentot Kloof, formed the only route to the north (and the Karoo) from Cape Town through Ceres. The road is a typical poort, with easy gradients, following the course of a (mainly dry) river-bed through a natural gap in the mountains. The pass is gravel, except for a small section of just over a kilometre and a half, where the tarring was no doubt done to protect the Karoopoort farm orchards from dust. The original old farmstead is on the left hand side of the road (west) and looking its age these days. It is the only farm in the poort. (Source: Mountain Passes South Africa).

Address :  Great Karoo, South Africa
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