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7 Passes Scenic Drive

Knysna Phantom Pass to Saasveld George, Knysna 6570, South Africa
+27 44 382 5510
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Driving over the old bridges at the bottom of the passes was truely something to see. The road is... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
jpeg261
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Port Elizabeth, South Africa
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An out of the way Trip

Magnificent scenery at all the different passes .Not roads to drive fast on - take your time on... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Margaret S
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Sedgefield, South Africa
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This 75 km historic road was completed in 1883. Rivers generally flow in deep gorges on their way from the mountains to the sea, therefore there are seven passes along the way, hence the name of the route. These are the passes crossing the Swart-, Kaaimans- and Silver-, Touw-, Hoogekraal- and Karatara rivers, the Homtini gorge and the Phantom pass. Knysna Phantom Pass to Saasveld George | 75 km | +/- 1 Hour, 30 min driving time
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  • Average16%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible1%
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Knysna Phantom Pass to Saasveld George, Knysna 6570, South Africa
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Driving over the old bridges at the bottom of the passes was truely something to see. The road is drivable in a normal car but would be better in a vehicle with a bit of ground clearance.

Thank jpeg261
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Magnificent scenery at all the different passes .Not roads to drive fast on - take your time on these old winding roads, imagine how people in the past travelled along here. A lovely slow road trip where you might spot some baboons sunbathing. Drive with...More

Thank Margaret S
Reviewed 8 May 2017

We read a lot and were told to drive this pass. So maybe we expected a little to much! Of course the views are amazing and beautiful, but after the first 3-4 passe they a) don´t change much and b) you cannot see very far...More

Thank Tatjana S
Reviewed 20 March 2017 via mobile

I have cycled this route before. Today we took a leisurely drive. The scenery and the passes are gorgeous. A welcome change from the high speed N2.

Thank Louis B
Reviewed 2 March 2017

Pretty views of the surrounding area which makes a lovely scenic drive ,different vegetation from knysna to George

Thank Flitz8
Reviewed 29 January 2017 via mobile

A great drive from George to knysna on the back roads. We traveled in a high clearance vehicle but not 4x4. Traveling was good and the vehicle gave us peace of mind in all of the gravel sections, I can't say the same for the...More

1  Thank Conrad V
Reviewed 17 January 2017

We decided to drive this route starting in George and drove onto the finish at Brenton- on-Sea The start of the route tended to be more green and as we moved East the country side became drier due to lower rainfall in that area. Still...More

Thank Vinnie275
Reviewed 9 January 2017

xecellent views of the surrounding fauna and flora. also good views of the ocean from the scenic road

Thank chamum2017
Reviewed 6 January 2017 via mobile

Worth the time and effort if you are training for a big event like the Cape Epic that requires distance and climbing. Road not always good for normal cars. But perfect on a MTB! ;)

Thank MarleenSny
Reviewed 6 January 2017

When you look at the pamphlets and videos of thsi drive it seems too good to be true. The drive itself is difficult and long and to get to the views advertised you need to hike as these are not visible from the road. The...More

1  Thank Alberto D
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ChrisMuller109
9 November 2015|
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Response from VMVM2011 |
Hi, I have the same question. Did you end up travelling with a small car?
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