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Attakwaskloof Pass, Is situated in the Western Cape province of South Africa on the off-road between Mosselbay and Oudtshoorn. From early days a need for a link between the coast and the interior existed. With the arrival of settlers at the Cape, the need for a route between the Cape and the interior enjoyed a high priority and in 1689 the first documented crossing of the mountains over the Attakwaskloof took place. The Attakwaskloof Pass was used by elephants before pass was build. This became the main road to the North for 180 years from 1689-1869 and was the most important route linking the area around Mossel Bay with Kannaland in the vicinity of Oudtshoorn. With the later construction of the Robinson Pass, the Attakwaskloof Pass fell into disuse. It has become part of Cape Nature Conservation and declared a National Monument in 1995. The Attakwaskloof pass is 10 km long and reaches a height of 820 m above sea level. It is over 300 years old. It offers spectacular scenery ...

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GPS Coordinates Decimal Decimal Deg Min & Sec Deg & Decimal Min
Latitude -33.8433° S 33.8433° S 33° 50' 35.88" -33° 50.598'
Longitude 21.9832° E 21.9832° E 21° 58' 59.52" 21° 58.992'
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Western Cape
South Africa
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