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Gysmanshoek pass - day trip - 490 km

Gysmanshoek pass, did the trip almost 5 years ago
Just had the feeling for doing it again, because it’s there
Early morning coffee stop, Pig’s snout

Breakfast stop

Swellendam, Breede river


Then onto gravel

Tradouw pass in the mountains

Farm animals beside the road
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Langeberg

The might of nature, taking away the road after a flood – Duiwenhoks river




Almost missed the turn-off

That surely must be “Kopberg”
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Last turn-off to the pass


There must have been a huge fire that went through this region, but the green vegetation is beginning to grow again, nature has it’s ways



And this is what we came for, truly beautiful – beats the concrete jungle by far

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Over the pass and going down



The destruction of fire, luckily temporary

Deserted, no body home

The road we came

Time gone by
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Towerkop, Ladismith, in the distance

Looking back

End of the pass, almost looks like a moon landscape, fine white dust, everywhere

The other side of the mountain

End of the gravel, from here on, it’s the black stuff


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On to Tradouw pass



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Andries Uys bridge – old and new


What a magical day trip
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