Horse About is just 90 minutes from Cape Town, conveniently located on the Cape Route62.
In just 90 minutes you can be in the heart of the Cape Winelands, the roads are all tarred and in good condition. We highly recommend taking the scenic route and travelling via Bains Kloof especially if the weather is clear and you can take the road a little less travelled!
Print the directions to Horse About - map with directions.
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Tear off maps of the Tulbagh area are available at Tulbagh Tourism and many of the accommodation establishments in town.
Find us on Google maps as Horse About Trails, but follow the directions once on the farm!
Scenic Routes in the Cape Winelands
Surrounded by imposing mountains, the Witzenberg Valley is accessed principally by mountain passes. These passes are not only feats of engineering but also offer breathtaking scenery through diverse regions. Wonderful hikes, excursions, bird-watching and interesting fauna & flora are accessible near these passes. Here are a few: enjoy them and take a moment to consider the challenges early pioneers faced when crossing them!
Directions are not included as these depend on where you are travelling from, but these passes can easily be incorporated when driving to or from the Witzenberg Valley or enjoyed as a day trip.
Bainskloof Pass – Built in 1853 by Andrew Geddes Bain, this pass remains largely as it was when it was first built and gives a fascinating insight into pioneer travel. The pass, with it’s highest point at 595m, travels over the Limietberg Mountains between Wellington and the Witzenberg Valley. Highly recommended.
Du Toitskloof Pass - the journey through this spectacular pass between Paarl and Worcester will stay with you a long time. Reaching heights of 820mts and surrounded by looming mountain peaks & cliff faces, it is a truly inspirational drive.
Gydo Pass – the northern entrance to Ceres from Citrusdal offers panoramic views of the Warm and Koue Bokkeveld.
Katbakkies Pass – found on the road linking the Koue Bokkeveld with the Ceres Karoo.
Michell’s Pass – the southern entrance to Ceres is the first pass built by Andrew Geddes Bain and was completed in 1848. Parts of the old pass are still visible at certain points, and the Toll House is now a charming restaurant. This was the equivalent of the N1 in the heady days of the diamond rush – now known as the Forgotten Highway.
Nuwekloof Pass – this main route (R44/46) linking the valley to the Cape was developed as the original Oudekloof Pass became more difficult to navigate. By the 1760s this pass superseded the original pass. The railway followed when diamonds were discovered in Kimberley. The new road through the Nuwekloof pass was opened in 1968, but the old road is still visible from the new road (and is walkable)