Tuesday, 30 August 2011

Day 24 - Leg 12 - Meiringspoort Pass Gold

This continues the series of my Motorcycle Adventure travels from Durban back to Cape Town which was the fourth goal, over what had now become quite a few weeks. Details of the "http://africa4adventure-motorbiketours.blogspot.com/2011/04/planning-lesotho-expidition.html" whole trip here.

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Having had my course altered and been put on a hundred and plenty km detour, the only thing that made it all worthwhile was knowing I was going to be going through the Meiringspoort Pass instead of the Swartberg Pass, which as an adventure biker has the thrill of the gravel roads and mountains with views from high up, whereas this Meingspoort pass was all on tar, and snakes through beautiful valleys without much elevation.

Having said all that Meiringspoort Pass is a breaktaking pass and I'd certainly recommend it to anyone. See for yourself in the pictures below. It has massive Golden rocks that you pass between. You can see the contours and the folding of the rock from when it was still soft lava.

It is a difficult pass to photograph, because of the bright light in dark gorges and also because you can never zoom out far enough to capture the 360 degree views you get. An awesome place!

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