Monday 16 April 2012: On a clear day
Southern view from the Swartberg Mountains.
The gravel pass that crosses this formidable range is 27kms long and will most likely be kept that way. Engineered and built by Thomas Bain in 1880's, it has been declared a national monument and heritage site.
The town of Oudsthoorn lies on the other side of the mountains closest to the viewer.
The range furthest away is the Outeniqua Mountain range with the town of George and the Indian ocean on the other side.
The beautiful valley below has many sheep/ostrich farms.
Towards the right lies the town of Calitzdorp, known to produce the best port (and other wines) in SA.