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7 Passes Scenic Drive

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Address: Knysna Phantom Pass to Saasveld George, Knysna 6570, South Africa
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This 75 km historic road was completed in 1883. Rivers generally flow in...

This 75 km historic road was completed in 1883. Rivers generally flow in deep gorges on their way from the mountains to the sea, therefore there are seven passes along the way, hence the name of the route. These are the passes crossing the Swart-, Kaaimans- and Silver-, Touw-, Hoogekraal- and Karatara rivers, the Homtini gorge and the Phantom pass. Knysna Phantom Pass to Saasveld George | 75 km | +/- 1 Hour, 30 min driving time

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Day outing on the Garden Route

This is a stunning drive and day out in nature, well worth doing. Some of the roads are gravel - it is a very scenic route

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 14 November 2016
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Knysna, South Africa
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Western Cape, South Africa
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39 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We decided to drive this route starting in George and drove onto the finish at Brenton- on-Sea The start of the route tended to be more green and as we moved East the country side became drier due to lower rainfall in that area. Still it was a route worth doing. The highlight was the forest walk, starting at the... More 

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Johannesburg, South Africa
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

xecellent views of the surrounding fauna and flora. also good views of the ocean from the scenic road

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Stellenbosch, South Africa
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Worth the time and effort if you are training for a big event like the Cape Epic that requires distance and climbing. Road not always good for normal cars. But perfect on a MTB! ;)

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Jhb
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

When you look at the pamphlets and videos of thsi drive it seems too good to be true. The drive itself is difficult and long and to get to the views advertised you need to hike as these are not visible from the road. The trip is still beautful in a natural scenery typical of the Cape coastal drive -... More 

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Port Elizabeth, South Africa
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 November 2016

What a stunning drive! It must be on everyone's bucket list, it is so worth the detour.... but go slow, take your time and breath it in :)

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Cape Town, South Africa
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 November 2016

We travelled these passes by road and on foot. Engrossing. Countless varieties of tree jostling shoulder to shouder with sweet smelling wattle, black eyed susie and so much more. A festival of leaves, petals and exuberant growth. We couldn't get enough.

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Knysna, South Africa
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 November 2016

This is a stunning drive and day out in nature, well worth doing. Some of the roads are gravel - it is a very scenic route

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Cape Town, South Africa
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 November 2016

Incredible scenery, experiencing the original road between George and Knysna. What an awesome way to spend a couple of hours.

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Somerset West, South Africa
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 October 2016

We decided to explore the Garden Route off the beaten track, meaning the N2. We ended up driving the seven passes drive and thoroughly enjoyed it. The trip took us a couple of hours, but we weren't in a hurry and just enjoyed the road and the lush scenery. The condition of the road was not bad and I do... More 

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Johannesburg, South Africa
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7 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 October 2016

What a beautiful drive through the gorgeous forest. If time is on your side this drive is well worth it. Peaceful and very doable with any vehicle.

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