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Address: Caves Road, Oudtshoorn, South Africa
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First, the bad point (and it's more of an observation than criticism) - He's not the best at technology; I was worried he'd not replied to my emails to confirm our booking, so... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 18 October 2016
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Accrington, United Kingdom
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Accrington, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2016

First, the bad point (and it's more of an observation than criticism) - He's not the best at technology; I was worried he'd not replied to my emails to confirm our booking, so thought he may not turn up (especially as we'd booked several months earlier). Bear this in mind when you book, but please don't let it deter you... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 September 2016

I made the mistake of driving through it too quickly - It is advisable to stop at all lookout points and walk around to take in the power of the mountains - panoramic views galore. At the summit may get windy or cold - but otherwise pack your hiking boots and a mini coffee kit. There is a picnic table... More 

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Berne
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 April 2016

I just spent a beautiful day in the Swartberg area with Roeland. We started with a visit to an ostrich farm (okay, but very touristy), followed by a visit to the Cango Caves (very impressive and worth visiting - even if (like myself) you are claustrophobic). We then stopped in a lovely place (Wilgewandel Farm) with outdoor seating area and... More 

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Swindon, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 March 2016

I'm a bit late reviewing as travelled in February but what a fantastic tour and guide. Excellent day trip from start to finish. Roeland -tour guide has such a wealth of knowledge about the area, we drove up through the pass and cycled the downhill bit- knowing that Roeland was very close by supporting us on this very rough terrains.... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 January 2016 via mobile

Firstly, I must mention our guide Alistair, who went above and beyond to give us the most amazing trip. With his knowledge of the Swartberg pass, it's formation, the flora & fauna, along with his generally open and friendly manner. We could not have wished for a better guide. The pass itself is stunning and so glad we booked the... More 

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Mossel Bay, South Africa
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 October 2015

Just been to Swartberg Pass for the umpteenth time. I never get tired of going there. It is a 42 km drive from Cango Caves to just about 5 km before Prince Albert Town. The mountain scenery starts unfolding in front of you within about 6 km and it is ever-changing. The colours of the miountain s change at every... More 

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Cape Town Central, South Africa
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 May 2015

Roeland and his 4x4 Swartberg Pass tours are the highlight of any visit to Oudtshoorn and I can't recommend it strongly enough. A full day consists of 3 main things to see: First up and over Swartberg Pass where Roeland explains all sorts of fascinating aspects of the pass, stops many times for photos and to allow you to walk... More 

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Pretoria
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 March 2015

Booked a solo tour to Die Hell with Roeland who kept apologising for the single cost, but compared to the normally disappointing game park drives AND the new runflat tyre it cost me for a day trip around the Pilansberg Game Park, the tour was more than worth it. We left at 09.00 from the guest house and arrived back... More 

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Dunblane
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 December 2014

I wasn't sure whether to do the Pass in my VW Polo hire car or to do the guided tour with Roeland in his 4x4. In the end, fearing for the health of the Polo and keen to learn as much about the Pass as possible, I opted for the latter. I definitely made the right choice. The Polo would... More 

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San Francisco, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 October 2014 via mobile

Booked a private tour with Roeland. He was great. Taught me a lot about the geology and fauna. He knows the pass really well and is very enjoyable. Nice guy. Definitely recommend. Price-wise, best if you have at least two people.

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