Maclear Places of Interest

Maclear is situated in Northern Ukhahlamba, in the Eastern Cape, South Africa. Show on Map

Attractions IN/AROUND Maclear

Baster Voetslaan Pass

Baster Voetslaan Pass is also, confusingly, known as the Dr Lapa Munnik Pass. You can find out more about him at his memorial plaque close to the summit alongside another plaque dedicated to Nic de Bruin, ...

Fetcani Pass

Fetcani Pass begins a little after the summit of the remarkable Barkly Pass on the tarred R58 out of Elliot. You will need to turn right onto the gravel R393 just after the road passes the Mountain Shadows ...

Naudé's Nek Pass

Naudé's Nek lies in the southern end of the Drakensberg in the Eastern Cape, and connects the towns of Maclear and Rhodes. It is probably most well known as the highest dirt road in South Africa, with a summit ...

Route 56

Route 56 is not only a great alternative to the N2 through the former Transkei, it is also a highly scenic route covered in mountain trails, opportunities to fish for trout and some fine examples of San rock ...

... and little further afield

Barkly Pass

Barkly Pass is the only one of the eight passes in the Eastern Cape that is tarred. It is also the one you can expect to close around the beginning of winter when the first snowfalls begin, overnight as they ...

Bastervoetpad Pass

If you want to see scenery to die for then drive the Bastervoetpad, or Baster Voetpad as it is sometimes written. It links Barkly East / Elliot to the town of Ugie, which it does via the Drakensberg ...

Bottleneck Pass

The Eastern Cape highlands at the tail of the Drakensberg chain of mountains, roughly between Lady Grey and Barkly East, are awash with spectacular gravel passes - eight of them part of what has become known ...

Carlisleshoek Pass

Just before the top of Carlisleshoek Pass (also spelt Carlisle's Hoek) there is a signboard that suggests that you 'engage lowest gear, keep up revs and take corners wide'. It closes off by saying that you ...

Carlisleshoekspruit Pass

To reach Tiffindel ski resort, deep in the northern reaches of the Eastern Cape, one must navigate an incredibly steep, sometimes heart-in-mouth kind of driving pass known as Carlisleshoekspruit.Most of the ...

Groot Doringhoek Pass

The Groot Doringhoek (great thorn corner) Pass is considered one of the highest mountain passes in the country, and thus one of its more dangerous roads,. It also makes its way onto a list of roads less ...

Heuningneskloof Pass

Heuningneskloof Pass makes its way onto dangerousroad.org, which means that those who venture along its twists and turns are of the more intrepid ilk. The pass lies in one of the most remote region of the ...

Killian’s Pass

The Eastern Cape is full of lonely gravel roads, incredibly pretty countryside and some of the highest and steepest gravel mountain passes in the country - at least thirty of them. It is, without doubt, an ...

Kraai River Pass

The Kraai River Pass is a tarred road through the mountains on the R58 linking Barkly East and Lady Grey, in the Eastern Cape Highlands. It is not a difficult pass to drive with easy, sweeping curves and ...

Oviston Nature Reserve

The Oviston Nature reserve lies close to the little Karoo towns of Venterstad and Oviston roughly two hours’ drive from Bloemfontein. That it is in the Karoo should impart the potential for blinding hot summer ...

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