Montagu Pass

The Montagu Pass lays claim to being the oldest, unaltered pass still in use in South Africa. This 7.4km narrow gravel road was completed in 1848 and built to replace the highly dangerous Cradock Pass.

The pass climbs to an altitude of 780m passing through indigenous forest and mountain fynbos. It also passes the historic Toll House.

Start Coordinates (DD)-33.949821 ; 22.434733
Start/FinishEngen Heatherpark, CJ Langenhoven road
Distance± 22.0 km
Elevation Gain± 842 m
Perceived ExertionModerate
Trail SystemKaroo
SurfaceDistrict Gravel Road
Route MarkersNone
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ESTIMATED TIME

Mountain Biking± 1 h 10 m — 1 h 50 m

FACILITIES AT THE START

  • ATM 
  • Parking 
  • Paypoint 
  • Restaurant 
  • Restroom