Van Reenen's Pass

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Named after the little town of Van Reenen, which seems to stand guard at the top of this majestic pass which winds its way through the Drakensberg mountains between Ladysmith and Harrismith along the N3 between Durban and Johannesburg. Unfortunately, the only record that the pass can lay claim to is that of the most dangerous pass in South Africa. Despite this, the long pass provides beautiful scenery as it descends towards Ladysmith in the KZN Midlands from the Free State.

Images sourced from route & surrounding area
  • Distance
    21.7 km
  • Duration
    17 mins
  • Avg. Speed
    76 km/h
  • Elevation
    1696m
    1464m
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    1258m
    1122m
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    3450m 0m
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