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Bosluiskloof Pass               
 
History

Built by Adam de Schmidt, an associate of Thomas Bain on many of his projects and indeed his brother-in-law, as a link between the Seweweekspoort and Prince Albert, the Bosluiskloof Pass has been left stranded by the development of the Gamkapoort Dam in 1968.

 

After you’ve had your fill of the Seweweekspoort, which may entail one or two return trips through the Poort, you may want to take an hour or three and head towards the Gamkapoort Dam, where you will be entertained by the natural beauty of the Bosluiskloof pass.

 

As you look down from the top, you will be spellbound by the blue silhouettes of mountain upon mountain.

 

The Bosluiskloof Pass is named after the fossils of the bush tick (bosluis) found in the rock formations in the area.

 

Unfortunately, the journey does involve having to turnaround and return to where you came from, but that has its advantages. Enjoy the Bosluiskloof Pass for a second time, and by time you get back to the road, you may just be tempted to experience Seweweekspoort again.

 
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