The Swartberg Mountain Reserve
A UNESCO World Heritage Site
Join us far an adventure of a lifetime! If you love unspoiled nature, picture perfect views, and starlit nightskies, our specialist guides welcomes you.
Join us on a journey to a bygone era when life was simple, and friendships abound. The 25 kilometer Swartberg Pass winds to the summit, 1 583 meters above sea level in steep zigzag’s and sudden switchbacks, offering breathtaking views over the Klein-and Great Karoo. The gravel surfaced Pass which connects the capital of the Klein Karoo, Oudtshoorn with Prince Albert, was constructed by master road engineer, Thomas Bain, in 1888 utilising drystone walling technique.
At sunset, the beauty of the mountainous landscape make way for open starlit nightskies. Allow us to introduce you to the Southern Celestial “High 5”, exploring the most visible, stars, galaxies, planets, constellations ans globular clusters.
The Swartberg Circle Route
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Klein Karoo News
Author: Anje Rautenbach - Going Somewhere Slowly Reading Time: 7 minutes As the wheels hit the gravel of the Swartberg Pass a feeling of ‘aah, home’ rushes over you. Gravel. Nature. Silence. Views. Around the bends Witdraai greets you – named after the white sandstone...