gamkaskloof & Klein karoo
Leaving Mosselbay around 09h00 we will be heading towards the Swartberg Pass via the Montaqu Pass that is just outside of George, and the Paardepoort road that leads to Oudtshoorn. Oudtshoorn is our first long stop to have a break and get something to eat before taking on the Swartberg Pass and then the tiring Otto Du Plessis road to Gamkaskloof “Die Hel” where we will stay the night. The Otto du Plessis road has all verities of gravel road, with ups and downs so many turns and even water crossings. When it is rain season you can expect lots of mud and water puddles along the 48km stretch that takes about 1.5 hours to complete. This road is sure to satisfy everybody’s adventure spirit.
We will be leaving “Die Hel” early after having a farm style breakfast. Where we will complete the Swartberg pass on the Northern side. Have something to drink in Prince Albert and make our way back over the Swartberg Pass from North to South in one go. We will head towards Calitzdorp on the Groenfontein road. Passing through some local villages along the way. Our stay for the night will be in Calitzdorp also a very small village town that caters for tourists with all sorts of local art and craft and coffee shops.
Once breakfast is done we will be heading towards the Rooiberg Pass just outside of Caltizdorp. The Rooiberg Pass is a tricky road going up to the summit. It has sharp rock formations and loose rocks and ground you will need to navigate around, but once at the top you will be able to enjoy the breathtaking scenery. From there we will continue to Van Wyksdorp to have lunch before continuing to Mossel Bay. We will be touring through Herbertsdale and if Jenny and Martin is open at Dwarsrivier Country Getaway we will pop in for a refreshing dring. Just past Herbertsdale we will take a little detour gravel road passing Gondwana Game Reserve, where we have viewed animals such as the Hippo, Buffalo, Wildebeest and some buck.