Genadendal, an Overberg treasure

 Roadtrip to the Overberg, first stop: Genadendal! My sister, who lives in Pretoria, came to visit me last week and we were blessed with magnificent spring weather so I jumped at the chance to be a tourist in my own region and took her somewhere off my usual beaten track in the Overberg: Genadendal and Greyton.…

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Thomas Bain, master road builder

  I love road trips and especially when they involve mountain passes. Whether with clients or friends I never tire of the thrill when I know I’m going to travel along a road that provides breathtaking views and cliffs with amazing rock formations. Luckily, I live in a mountainous region with many exciting mountain passes.…

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Montagu Pass

Last week I travelled along Montagu Pass for the first time. This is a road I’d wanted to explore for ages and it was no disappointment. Montagu Pass is a historical monument and the oldest unaltered pass still in use in South Africa. It’s only about 9 kms to the top but the low speed limit…

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Natures Valley

South Africans love roadtrips and there’s nothing better than a roadtrip with like-minded friends who don’t mind stopping every few minutes to take photos, drink in the view, chat up the locals, or break out an impromptu picnic on an old stone wall next to a cliff. I did this recently with my 2 closest…

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