Gannaga Adventures

Tanqua Karoo National Park Panorama

Trips to the lesser known parts of Southern Africa

Seven Passes Trip

Gannaga Pass Tanqua Karoo

 

The itinerary below is a suggestion only, but it includes all 7 passes.

Day 1

Ceres to Skurweberg 4x4 camp site via Theronsberg Pass, Marigold Heights and Ouberg Pass along the Forgotten Highway.

Day 2

Stay at Skurweberg 4x4.
The options today are:
Two 4x4 Routes
4x4 drives with the owner of Skurweberg 4x4
Horse riding
Trips to the town of Sutherland (42km away) in your vehicle
Trips to the South African Astronomical Observatory (Wednesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays only).

Day 3

Move to the top of Gannaga Pass via the village of Middelpos (good place to have lunch - but you must book beforehand - 027-3412507)
Camp next to the road on top of the pass or stay at the Gannaga Lodge.
Middelpos has petrol and diesel available and also a small hotel and general dealer. Stocks are limited.

Also have a look at  https://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=vmY6YREoMT4 - ignore the parts about the golf course and tennis court.
 
Day 4

Move to the Tankwa Karoo National Park.
Camping and self-catering accommodation is available.

Day 5

Return to Ceres via Skitterykloof Pass, Katbakkies Pass and Gydo Pass.