Sunday, October 16, 2011
Van Rhyns Pass
The Vanrhyns Pass on the R27 between Vanrhynsdorp and Nieuwoudtville was built in 1962. It carries heavy traffic from Cape Town up to the Bokkeveld Mountains and Calvinia. During springtime the stretch of road between Vanrhynsdorp and the pass, known as the Knersvlakte, is transformed into a colourful carpet of flowers.
From the look-out point (above) some 800 m above sea level, you will have a sweeping view of the Knersvlakte, the Hardeveld and the Maskam region. The Bokkeveld Mountains contribute to the 180 degree panoramic view. You reach the Bokkeveld Plateau at the top of the pass.
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