DescriptionThe spectacular Prince Alfred's Pass winds from Avontuur near Uniondale in the Klein Karoo to the coast. The coastal destinations can be either Knysna or Plettenberg Bay.
Total Distance: 88km
Time travelled: Avontuur to de Vlugt – 25km – 40 minutes
De Vlugt to Knysna via the R339 – 55km - 1 hour
De Vlugt to Plettenberg bay via the R339 and R340 – 55km – 1 hour
Accommodation in the pass:
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- There is no mobile reception on the pass
- There are no banks or petrol stations so fill up your tank and your wallet before you pass through
- Always drive at a safe speed, remember it is a gravel pass so travel slow
- Descending traffic stops for upcoming
- Look out for dust from approaching traffic
- Hoot on sharp bends
- No caravans or quad bikes allowed on the pass
Today, Prince Alfred's Pass is a well-travelled road for both South Africans and international tourists linking the Klein Karoo with the coast.
With four biomes on the pass it provides a home to an abundance of indigenous fauna and flora. The road crosses the river 7 times while winding through the mountains. This spectacular 88km mountain pass is also the home of the Middle Keurbooms Conservancy. Concerned landowners started the conservancy in June 2006. Today it covers more than 30 thousand hectares, protecting indigenous fauna and flora and participating in various eco- tourism and eco-farming activities.
It is the only pass in South Africa where people live alongside the road and trade in the pass. Come and explore this lovely winding road, be warned that you will be charmed by it’s beauty. De Vlugt is a small hamlet somewhat half way through the pass. Here you will find an array of quality accommodation, restaurants, tea gardens and many unique outdoor activities. Visit the information centre for more information.
The Middel Keurbooms Conservancy opened its very own self-help information centre in 2008. Once in de Vlugt be on the lookout for the signposts. Here travellers can get detailed information on our area. After a dusty journey visitors are welcome to relax and enjoy a picnic under indigenous trees. A clean toilet with water is also available. Experience this unique conservation corridor between the Baviaans, Little Karoo & the coast.
When in de Vlugt keep a lookout for the signs to The Middel Keurbooms Conservancy self-help information kiosk. The info is situated opposite Outeniqua Trout Lodge. Here visitors can purchase local goods on an “honesty basis” and can get local information of the de Vlugt & greater area. A clean toilet is situated behind the Info and a picnic table shaded by indigenous trees, all free of charge. For more information on our beautiful area please visit: www.mkc.co.za or call 044 752 3140