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MEIRINGSPOORT MOUNTAIN PASS

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CONTACT DETAILS
Contact Person: Prince Albert tourism office
Phone: +27 (0)23 5411 366
E-mail: princealberttourism@intekom.co.za

 

Soaring cliff walls with spectacular rock formations line the 25 km tarred road which winds along the floor of the gorge, crossing the Groot River 25 times. Each crossing, or drift, has its own name and story! Stop at the Waterfall information site to learn more. A swim at the waterfall is a must for all visitors to this spectacular spot!

The first road through the poort was constructed between 1856 and 1858 by Adam de Schmidt. On the morning of 3 March 1858 a colorful procession of about 250 mounted men and 100 distinguished guests in carriages and wagons departed through a triumphal arch decorated with flags for the journey to Klaarstroom - where a deputation of important guests from Prince Albert and Beaufort West awaited their arrival under another triumphal arch.

The road through the poort is a remarkable engineering feat, but the overwhelming features of a drive through Meiringspoort are the wonders of nature. The folds of the Table Mountain sandstone strata tower above the road, constantly changing colour as you move through sunlight and shade.

Hardy plants, including indigenous pelargoniums, cling to the precarious rock faces while birds, baboons and smaller fauna abound in the protected kloofs and crevices. Meiringspoort is now part of a World Heritage Site.

A drive through Meiringspoort to Oudtshoorn and back over the Swartberg Pass to Prince Albert provides a delightful day out with spectacular scenery!

 

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MEIRINGSPOORT MOUNTAIN PASS
CONTACT DETAILS
Contact Person: Prince Albert tourism office
Phone: +27 (0)23 5411 366
E-mail: princealberttourism@intekom.co.za
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