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Pass-to-Pass Hiking Trail, George, Garden Route

Pass-to-Pass Hiking Trail, George, Garden Route


The Pass-to-Pass trail can done in either direction; at the old quarry at the top of the Montague Pass or at the “TV Antennae” at the top of the Outeniqua Pass.

Be careful, paths are extremely slippery after rain, during summer it can become really hot on the mountain slopes.

At around halfway along the route there is a 1.3km detour leading to Losberg (851m), it definitely worth the effort and rewards are spectacular views of George and surrounds.  This would also make an ideal spot for lunch / picnic.  If its a clear day, you can spot Victoria Bay.

Please don’t litter on the mountain.

Other: The water in the streams is drinkable, the dark colour is due to the tannins and humic acids from the leaves on the forest floor.


There and back


The route is 7.5km in distance, including the detour to Losberg


3 Hours One Way




Free. Please obtain a self-issue permit from Witfontein Forestry Station

Take With

You will need the following:

  • hat
  • sunglasses
  • good walking shoes
  • insect repellent
  • refreshments and water
  • camera
  • binoculars
  • swimming gear

Getting There

The trail can be accessed from both the Outeniqua and Montague pass. The easiest is to drive up the Outeniqua Pass from George all the way to the top. As you crest the highest part off the pass you will see there is a red and white antenna structure on the right with a concrete service road leading to it, turn in there and park outside the antenna’s fence, the trail starts there.

The other access point to the trail is at the top of the Montague pass. As you drive over the top of the Montague pass from George’s side you will see a small parking spot on the left with extremely white sand, you can also park and start here. Witfontein Forestry Station is at the base of the Outeniqua Pass when heading out of George towards Oudtshoorn. The Montague Pass (gravel) can be taken from here.

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