As you cross over the Montagu Pass from George into the Klein Karoo you enter a small village called Herold. Herold is tucked away in the mountains at the end of the beautiful historic pass. The town developed as a result of the the pass that was constructed in 1847. The town grew quite rapidly as travellers along this new road to the Klein Karoo needed a place to stay as well as other essential services. It continued to be a busy town until the 1950's when the shorter and faster Outeniqua Pass was built and by 1960 it was almost a ghost town. These days the town is part of a small farming community and lately a lot of the old buildings in town has been renovated to created accommodation, a pub and restaurant for visitors who venture off the beaten track.