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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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Litterally off the Beaten Track

We took a drive along the 7 passes road last week. It is a beautiful dust road to enjoy slowly... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
JulietteP_SA
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Knysna, South Africa
Get off the beaten track

The 7 Passes Scenic Drive, is the old road between Knysna and George and along the route, you will... read more

Reviewed 18 December 2017
CorneyCoetzee
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George, 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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Knysna Phantom Pass to Saasveld George, Knysna 6570, South Africa
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Reviewed 2 days ago

We took a drive along the 7 passes road last week. It is a beautiful dust road to enjoy slowly. Many stunning views and interesting little spots to stop and explore

Thank JulietteP_SA
Reviewed 18 December 2017

The 7 Passes Scenic Drive, is the old road between Knysna and George and along the route, you will drive through 7 little mountain passes. The road alternates between paved roads and dirt roads. The dirt roads at times can be a bit bumpy as...More

Thank CorneyCoetzee
Reviewed 12 October 2017

We took the 7 passes road after the fire and were grateful to see that the majority of the natural forest was unaffected by the devastating fire

3  Thank HanlieDurbanville
Reviewed 17 September 2017

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

1  Thank 247LiveLife
Reviewed 30 August 2017

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.

3  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
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ChrisMuller109
9 November 2015|
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Hi, I have the same question. Did you end up travelling with a small car?
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