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  1. South Africa
  2. Western Cape
  3. Oudtshoorn

Oudtshoorn: Swartberg Pass Tour with Traditional Lunch

Product ID: 257122
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Explore the majestic Swartberg Pass with a 3-hour guided tour. You will hike between 500 different species of fauna and flora, with optional downhill mountain biking back to the restaurant where a lovely traditional "Braai" awaits you.
About this activity
Valid 1 day
Printed or mobile voucher accepted
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Live tour guide
Dutch, English
Free cancellation up to 24 hours before activity starts

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  • Take a guided tour of the Swartberg Mountain Pass
  • Go hiking whilst surrounded by 500 different species of fauna and flora
  • Take in panoramic views over the Karoo
  • Enjoy a traditional Karoo lunch
Full description
You will depart from the foothills of the Swartberg Pass to the summit which is 1,583 meters above sea level. This magnificent pass is rated as the most beautiful in Africa, and is also definitely considered one of the most beautiful in the world. The fascinating history of this pass that was built by convicts and constructed by the master engineer Thomas Bain is sure to leave you in awe.

There are several stops along the way, with magical photo opportunities where your guide will tell you more about the history of this pass. From the winding summit, you will take a hike through the reserve between the 500 different species of fauna and flora which are found here.

Optional downhill mountain biking can be added on the day at an additional cost, which will be sure to get your adrenaline pumping. Once having arrived back at Kobus se Gat Restaurant, you will be able to relax as you enjoy traditional Karoo Cuisine, freshly prepared on an open fire.
  • Hiking in the reserve
  • Lunch
What’s Not Included
  • Hotel pickup and drop off
  • Drinks
  • Gratuities
Not suitable for
  • People with back problems
  • People with mobility impairments
  • Wheelchair users

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What to bring
  • Comfortable shoes
  • Windbreaker
Know before you go
• This tour is not recommended for people with limited mobility
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