Dates: 21st to 25th March, 2019
Duration: 4 days
Vehicles: Only 4×4 vehicles with good ground clearance and low range can complete this tour.
Description: Join us for 4 glorious days traversing some of the most challenging mountain passes in South Africa in the high altitude zone of the Eastern Cape Highlands, close to the Lesotho border. Besides the main passes of Ben McDhui, Carlisleshoeskpruit, Volunteershoek, Tiffindell-Tenahead Traverse (TTT), Naude’s Nek, Lundin’s Nek, Jouberts Pass, Barkly Pass, Bastervoetpad and Otto du Plessis, the tour will include 15 additional passes.
The tour group will be based at the Mountain Shadows Hotel and four days will be dedicated to covering the passes at a leisurely pace with enough time for photo stops and lunch breaks. Each evening the group will return to Mountain Shadows to eat, drink and be merry where the day’s adventures are recounted.
The tour has been so designed to ease drivers into the passes starting with the easier passes and ending with the tough ones. This is a once in the lifetime opportunity to drive the Ben 10 Eco Challenge. Besides the challenge passes, a further 15 additional passes will be traversed through some of the Eastern Cape’s finest scenery.
Your guides (Mike Leicester and Trygve Roberts) are the two top mountain pass experts in South Africa, who will ensure you will get up, over and safely back to base each day, whilst the rich history and interesting bits of information will be relayed via our crystal clear VHF radio sets. On the final day, if you have completed all the passes, you will be awarded your Ben 10 badge of honour.
MPSA will take care of all the bookings and arrangements. All you have to do is pitch up and drive. The route has been planned that will ensure that the pace is kept leisurely allowing the slowest of vehicles enough time to complete each day timeously.
Price: R6,500 per vehicle (regardless of the number of passengers.)
Accommodation and meals are for your own account, but will be block-booked by MPSA. Double rooms are R880 per night (i.e. R440 per person). Meals are R170 p.p (3 course dinners) and breakfasts are R90 p.p (Full English breakfast)
VEHICLES: Only 4×4 vehicles with low range and good ground clearance can be accommodated.
More information: info@MountainPassesSouthAfrica.co.za
*This MPSA shop has a separate login system to that of the main MPSA website. It does not require creating a user account in advance. (and it does not require logging in, during your first purchase) During a first purchase, your account will be auto-created, using the email you supply at checkout.