Wildehondskloofhoogte Pass

Mountain Passes in or near Barrydale, Cape Overberg in the Western Cape, South Africa.

Western Cape Tourist AttractionsWildehondskloofhoogte Pass

Where? About 10 km from Barrydale in the Western Cape.

Overnight? Stay in Barrydale, in Western Cape

Its long sounding name is indicative of the fact that Wildehondskloofhoogte Pass connects with Op de Tradouw Pass, forming one long, continuous pass through the Langeberg.

The Langeberg (Dutch for long mountain) is called such because it runs for 250 km between Worcester and George. On its skirts and foothills lie the towns of Robertson, Montagu, Swellendam, Heidelberg and Riversdale.

There are a number of passes that negotiate the peaks of the Langeberg that include the Cogmanskloof, Garcia's and Cloetes passes. Much of it is nature reserve in the form of the Marloth Nature Reserve, Boosmansbos Wilderness, Grootvadersbosch Nature Reserve and Garcia State Forest.

Wildehondskloofhoogte (meaning wild dogs ravine heights) lies between Montagu and Barrydale on Route 62, the longest wine route in the world.

It forms the western ascent, whilst Op de Tradouw Pass (not to be confused with the more famous Tradouw Pass, connecting Barrydale to Swellendam) is the eastern descent of the same pass. Each end has a different name; an unusual occurrence.

The pass is tarred and quite steep, climbing almost 7 metres at an average 1:25 gradient. But it is not difficult to negotiate and the scenery at the top is richly rewarding with the Goedgeloof River plummeting in a waterfall, even if it is not visible from the road and only during the rainfall season.

On the descent (Op de Tradouw) there are beautiful panoramic views literally all the way down. The pass ends roughly 10 km outside Barrydale.

Why not overnight? Find Accommodation in Barrydale

Plaas Wegbreek

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Plaas Wegbreek

Plaas Wegbreek offers accommodation in three cottages and is located on a working fruit farm off the R62 near Barrydale ... more

Sorgvry House of Guests

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Sorgvry House of Guests

Sorgvry House of Guests offers friendly and elegant guest house accommodation in the lovely town of Barrydale. Rooms are ... more

Barrydale Karoo Lodge

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Barrydale Karoo Lodge

Barrydale Karoo Lodge can be found along the popular Route 62 in Barrydale and offers guests comfortable bed & ... more

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