Named after the little town of Van Reenen, which seems to stand guard atop the summit of this majestic pass which winds its way through the Drakensberg mountains between Ladysmith and Harrismith, along the N3 between Durban and Johannesburg. It is a 2-lane, freeway pass.
The often wet, misty weather conditions have given this Anglo-Boer era pass the reputation of being perilously slippery, with decreased visibility. The lookout point, Windy Corner, offers breathtaking views of the surrounding mountains and the Anglo-Boer War Battlefields Route beyond.
Another must-visit Van Reenen spot is the Llandaff Oratary - and quaint little chapel built by a father in tribute to his son, and reputed, world-wide, to be the smallest Roman Catholic church ever built.