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Attraction Name: Silver River Pass
CATEGORY:: Natural Attractions
Type: Mountain Passes
Description of Attraction: The Seven Passes Road, Garden Route

The scenic and historic “Seven Passes Road" - constructed by master pass builder Thomas Bain and his brother in law, Adam De Smidt - stretches between George and Knysna, and includes the Swartrivier Pass, Kaaimansgat Pass, Silver River Pass, Touw River Pass, Hoogekraal Pass, Karatara Pass and the Phantom Pass.

The passes originated following a commission in the late 1800’s to construct a road between Knysna and George.
The “Seven Passes Road” – also known as the George Road, traverses lush scenery and winds through indigenous forest for roughly 75 kilometres, crossing 10 rivers and 7 gorges.

The Silver River Pass was constructed by Adam De Smidt around 1882, and comprises 2.68 kilometres of tar road winding through indigenous forest, descending from the end of the Kaaimansgat Pass to Wilderness Heights – a charming rural settlement just outside Wilderness village.

The pass crosses the Silver River over a charming stone bridge, worthy of a photo opportunity. Baboons and buck are frequently spotted in the area.
Entrance Fee (Terms): Free - Self Drive
Town: Wilderness
Region: Garden Route, South Africa
Posted / Updated: Sep 08, 2015
Daniel Clark
Registration Date: Mar 04, 2014
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First Name: Daniel
Last Name: Clark
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