decided to take the route via Ceres. From Ceres you can take the
boring route. Just go through Ceres and turn left on the R355 towards
Calvinia until you get the Tankwa sign to the right.
opted for the scenic route. Remember to fill up the fuel tanks in
Ceres you will get a sign indicating that you must turn north towards
"Prins Alfred Hamlet". This little town is only about
12 Km outside Ceres. After Prins Alfred Hamlet you will get the
Gydo Pass. on the pass you will have stunning views over the Ceres
valley. We did this trip in winter and little dams of water can
be seen everywhere.
reaching the top of the pass the landscape change a lot. You will
now also see a lot of fruit tree plantations and if you are lucky
also snow on the mountains.
next little town is "Op Die Berg". There are a couple
of shops and houses. A small little town, but a beautiful little
town. Just after Op Die Berg you will turn right at the "Kagga
Kamma" sign. This road is tarred for the first part and later
on become a good gravel road. After about 18Km you will get another
"Kagga Kamma" road sign, turn right here again.
are so much to see on this little road that it took us more than
an hour to reach the R 355.
will go past "Klein Cederberg" and over the "Katbakkies"
mountain pass. They tarred the little mountain pass. But it is a
narrow little road without fancy barriers and line. The views are
stunning and you can not really capture it on a photograph.
stopped on top of the mountain after the Katbakkies pass to drink
some tea and breathe fresh air. Although the landscape looks mostly
green, we were amazed to see how many flowers there are between
the bushes. It seemed like a little natural flower garden. There
were interesting Vygie species at that spot.
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