Attractions IN/AROUND Burgersdorp

Landmarks / Mountain Passes

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 should 'drive confidently', which is one ...

Mountain Passes

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 pass, in theory, is in pretty good ...

... and a little further afield


Aliwal North Hot Springs

Aliwal North is famous for its Hot springs. The spa has large thermal pools, including two for children, as well as saunas, a gym and a treatment block with amenities for invalids. Water sports are popular on the Island where 27 waterfowl species have ...

Landmarks / Popular Tourist Routes

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 tend to do, making the road that links Barkly ...

Mountain Passes

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, responsible for mapping and building ...

Landmarks / Mountain Passes

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 Escarpment. The Bastervoetpad pass is gravel, difficult ...

Mountain Passes

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 as the 8 Passes ...

Mountain Passes

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 Hotel to find the start ...

Mountain Passes

Greylings Pass

Greylings Pass is one of two passes on the long and winding R396 to Barkly East, via Rossouw and Clifford, from Dordrecht or Indwe. The first is Killians Pass (the more southern of the two) followed quite quickly by the high altitude ...

Mountain Passes

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 travelled ...

Mountain Passes

Heuningneskloof Pass

Heuningneskloof Pass makes its way onto, 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 Eastern Cape ...

Landmarks / Mountain Passes

Joubert's Pass

Joubert's Pass, regarded as the third highest pass in South Africa, links Lady Grey to Barkly East via the Witteberge. The pass traverses farmland and the Lammergeier Private Nature Reserve before descending into Lady Grey, the peaceful and pretty little ...

Burgersdorp as a destination

Also in the neighbourhood

Aliwal North, Barkly East, Lady Grey, Maclear, Oviston, Rhodes, Tiffindell, Venterstad

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