Prince Alfred Pass

Prince Alfred Pass, Knysna Overview

Prince Alfred Pass is a 68 km long mountain pass, the longest in South Africa and offering some amazing views.

The pass was built by the famous Thomas Bain back in the 1860s. This weaving road through the mountains is one of the most scenic routes you will ever take. Connecting Kynsna to Avontuur, the track was actually made to transport timber from the former to the latter since all the other routes were actually quite dangerous. That being said, the Prince Alfred Pass is also not the easiest route in the world. For starters it's gravel, and it is full of sharp turns and hairpins and single lane sections, so it's paramount to be careful while driving. Avoid the route altogether when it's raining. Once you've got that handled, the road offers you some absolutely beautiful views of the mountains and the valley, a perfect alternative for those who have seen enough of the sea. Along the way there are several picnic spots and from Skitskop you get spectacular views as far as the Garden Route. Prince Alfred Pass has fast become a favourite tourist attraction of the region.

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