Three Passes

Access into the interior of South Africa was critical in the early history of settlers in the Cape. The Gantouw Pass at one stage saw an annual load of 4000 ox wagon traverse its slopes. No wonder we can still see the tracks carved into the rock! We stop at Trail’s End for lunch and a relax.

Franschoek Pass lies above the picturesque wine valley. It was first used by calving elephant cows as described by Sir Charles Darwin during his brief visit to the Cape. Follow the original trail to spectacular views.

The Bain’s Kloof Pass is a feat of engineering. Designed by Andrew Geddes Bain and built by Italian slaves it is now a national monument. The trail we follow is spectacular and links Eerste Tol to Tweede Tol on the Pass.

We run these passes over three days. All the trails are single track and offer great climbs and descents.