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Outeniqua Pass Lookout - George, South Africa
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member denben
S 33° 53.447 E 022° 24.173
34H E 629723 N 6249068
Quick Description: The Outeniqua Pass is a mountain pass in the Western Cape, South Africa, that carries the N9/N12 national road through the Outeniqua Mountains north of George. It connects George and the Garden Route coastal plain with Oudtshoorn and the Little Karoo.
Location: Western Cape, South Africa
Date Posted: 11/24/2013 7:13:42 PM
Waymark Code: WMJJEV
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member lumbricus
Views: 2

Long Description:
The Outeniqua Pass was constructed between 1943 and 1951, replacing the Montagu Pass as the main route from George to the interior. It was reconstructed and upgraded in 1997 and completed in 2006.

The Outeniqua Pass, instead of taking you through the mountains will take you over the mountains with at least 3 magnificent viewpoints where one can see over George all the way to the Indian Ocean. It is a spectacular mountain pass and a great engineering feat. The highest point of 799m is reached 14km from George.

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Describe - Highway or Road number: N9/N12

Closest town or city: George

Number of parking spots available: 20

Name if a website describes this location.: [Web Link]

Winter View: yes

Summer View: yes

Year around access ?: yes

Comfort station on site: no

Is a photo of an "Information Sign"included?: Yes

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