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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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Lovely drive

Make sure you have time to drive along slowly so you can take in all the beautiful scenery... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
247LiveLife
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South Africa
Delightful Route

We drove to George via the Toll Road and then looked for the 7 Passes route to get back to... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
ReneMacQ
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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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Knysna Phantom Pass to Saasveld George, Knysna 6570, South Africa
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Make sure you have time to drive along slowly so you can take in all the beautiful scenery. Mountains as a backdrop, and beautiful views. Take a picnic to enjoy at the side of the road

Thank 247LiveLife
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We drove to George via the Toll Road and then looked for the 7 Passes route to get back to Knysna. Unfortunately no-one in the town could point us in the right direction. Luckily I had Google Maps and it got us on the route....More

1  Thank ReneMacQ
Reviewed 8 July 2017 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.

1  Thank jpeg261
Reviewed 23 June 2017

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 8 January 2017

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

Thank chamum2017
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ChrisMuller109
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Hi, I have the same question. Did you end up travelling with a small car?
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