Mikes Pass

Mikes Pass at Cathedral Peak in the Central Drakensberg Mountains

Mikes Pass at Cathedral Peak in the Central Drakensberg Mountains

Mike’s Pass is located at Cathedral Peak in the Central  Drakensberg Mountains of KwaZulu Natal. Mike’s pass is a rough, high altitude 4×4 route. It often gets closed to the public in Winter when it snows for safety reasons. You will be rewarded with incredible views and mountain top fresh air to invigorate your senses. Some sections have concrete strips. 4×2 vehicles with Diff-Lock are also permitted.

Mikes pass was designed and built by an Italian road engineer, GR Monzali. The Mike in Mike’s Pass as Mr. Mike de Villiers, who played a crucial role in its commissioning to access part of the little Berg for ecological research. The 4×4 restriction is applied as things can often get very slippery when it rains , which it does regularly. Mikes Pass is not particularly difficult to drive, the views are heavenly across the Cathedral Peak Valley and the Mlambona River.

Mikes Pass, which is reserved only for 4×4 vehicles or 4x2s with diff-locks, is a 35 km drive famous for its Drakensberg scenery and altitude. Today, you need a R50 permit (obtainable from Didima camp) and a booking to head up the pass.

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  1. […] much game can be found here too. This 5.5km gorge is not far from Cathedral Peak Nature Reserve and Mike’s Pass. Walks or hikes along the Ndedema Gorge are an absolute treat for anybody with any anthropological […]

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