Cannot recommend visiting this place more for a good nature experience. Wild baboons, fresh water rock pool swimming made even better with designated picnic and barbecue spots. Well maintained and looked after by locals, nature untouched and beautiful. The drive and views en route and return at sunset are amazing!
Bainskloof Pass in the Western Cape is one of the most impressive passes in South Africa (and there a few more nice passes in South Africa). A real masterpiece of Andrew Bain who built the pass nearly 170 years ago. On this road (30 km.) you are often on your own.
Must not be in a rush when you do this pass. You need time to stop and take in the breathtaking views. The road is narrow so requires the driver's concentration. And once you are through the beautiful Tulbagh valley is there for you to explore.
We just drove to the top on our Harley, wonderful experience. Been living for 13 years in the Cape, and only discovered it now. Surely will go back, the views are just mind-blowing.
We are on a mission to drive as many passes in the world as possible. This is definitely one of the best in South Africa. The road surface is not good at all so don't bring your Ferrari or any vehicle with a low suspension. The bends are tight and continue for 25km's, a real treat for any petrol head.... 更多
We took yet more family through this enchanting, ancient kloof. And everytime my breath is taken away yet again. You can NOT drive through this and imagine a world without a Creator.
A pretty nice drive with some decent views. I'm not sure I would drive all the way from Cape Town but if you are staying in or around the Paarl area, I would make the effort to take a drive through the pass. I have seen more beautiful scenery and I have been on more challenging roads but overall it's... 更多
I travel a lot and done most of our Mountain passes but Bainskloof is my nemesis. Just over a year ago I came over Bainskloof from Ceres and could not wait for the 25kms to end. Everytime a big vehicle came from the other direction I stopped and waited for it to pass. My son drove my car on 16... 更多
We spent two nights in the Moon Gazing cabin on the Tulbagh side of Bainskloof. Stunning views and a good basic cabin with everything you need except electricity. We had a great cold and clear day tasting wines in the area. Definitely a recommended weekend.