Friday, September 11, 2015

A quick trip through the Bloukrans River Pass

The Bloukrans River Pass must be one of the most beautiful passes in the Southern Cape and Garden Route areas.  Unfortunately after the 2006 floods part of the road was damaged and rather than repairing it, the road was closed.  Although officially closed it isn't blocked off and there is nothing stopping cars from driving down it so that is just what I did a couple of weeks ago returning to Port Elizabeth from The Crags.  There are sections where there has been rockfalls and one has to be careful, but nothing so bad that you can't safely negotiate the road.  The nice part of it is that you are unlikely to encounter any other cars so there is a sense of peacefulness and isolation to the pass.  We stopped at the bottom to have a look at the river, but as it was a rainy day we didn't stay long.  Also the reason for a lack of more pics from the trip.

I am a huge "Walking Dead" fan and driving along the pass' leave covered road gave me that feeling of being somewhere in the series.  If you don't follow the series you won't get it, but I'm sure there are a few who do.  I'll hopefull get another chance to drive through again soon and hope to snap more pics while the sun shines.

1 comment:

  1. Have to put this on my list as I thought it was closed and inaccessible.