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Ouberg Pass

Ouberg Pass
Ouberg Pass is found near Sutherland in the Karoo, South Africa. About 45 km from Sutherland on the Roggeveld Mountains, you will find yourself on the escarpment, a thousand metres above the Karoo Valley. The view from these mountains is spectacular and on a clear day you can even see the snow on the mountains in Touwsriver. The pass winds down this valley and is still used by visitors, locals and farmers. The Ouberg Pass was one of the first routes used by the pioneer farmers, from the Ceres Karoo to the Roggeveld and then on to Sutherland. Once a year the farmers would pack up all their belongings including their livestock and "trek" down this pass to the warmer Karoo farms. The weather was too cold higher up and detrimental to the animals. Most farmers still "trek" down to the Karoo once a year to avoid the extreme winter conditions. Ox Wagons were the only means of transport in those days and the "trek" took anything up to four days to complete. Since then, things have been made easier. The Sutherland community and the Fish River Farmers Union helped finance the building project of a new road. It was completed in 1969.

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Sleeps: 12 in 5 units/rooms
From R 410,00
Per person, per night sharing.

Skitterland Guest House

Bed & Breakfast Accommodation in Sutherland

30.5km North East of center of Ouberg Pass

The luxury suites, with private sitting-rooms, are equipped, among others, with a plasma screen TV, M-Net/DStv, fireplaces, heaters, under floor heating and coffee facilities. In each bedroom there are electric blankets, down duvets and woollen ...

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Sleeps: 17 in 8 units/rooms
From R 350,00
Per person, per night sharing.

The Whitehouse Inn

Bed & Breakfast Accommodation in Sutherland

30.5km North East of center of Ouberg Pass

The Whitehouse Inn caters for travellers who enjoy warm hospitality, hot summers and snowy winters. This historic building has been converted to offer travellers a variety of accommodation. We boast a fully licensed bar on the premises...

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Sleeps: 15 in 5 units/rooms
From R 320,00
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The Jupiter Guesthouse

Bed & Breakfast Accommodation in Sutherland

30.7km North East of center of Ouberg Pass

The Jupiter, B&B Guesthouse &restaurant in Sutherland is a business that was established to offer great stays, opportunity to meet people both local and other tourists, enjoy local cuisine and above all enjoy the freedom of relative crime free living

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