Initially, the open access movement focused mainly. The following hotel, bed and breakfast and guest house accommodation is suitable for visiting penhoek pass. Jan 21, 2017 chasing the dragon a kaworld novel westhoek, sam on. The penhoek pass is a well engineered, high altitude tarred pass forming part of the n6 highway between queenstown in the south and jamestown in the north. Naudesnek pass lies on the gravel r396, 35 km west of mt fletcher on the way to maclear, in the eastern province of south africa. The pass is a dual carriageway and the summit is at 340m above sea level. Encounters along the worlds coasts and beneath the seas by. Visit swartberg pass on your trip to oudtshoorn or south africa. The pass, also known as bidstone or volenteershoek pas. The knysna literary festival has decided to create a book drive to help rebuild the collection of books in the area. Jonkershoek nature reserve stellenbosch, south africa. A modern computer system thats not part of a network is even more of an anomaly today than it was when we published the first edition of this book in 1991.
Bains original pass, sections of which are still in use, was proclaimed a national monument in 1998. Houwhoek pass is a pass on the n2 national road between grabouw and botrivier in the western cape province of south africa. The swartberg pass was closed to through traffic for two months from monday to thursday from 0730 till 1700 each week from the beginning of february 2016. The knysna literary festival have created a book drive to. In dredging, trenching, deep sea mining, drilling, tunnel boring and many other applications, sand, clay or rock has to be excavated.
Built in the late 19th century to link the great karoo plains with little karoo, the pass remains a popular attraction, boasting scenic views of arid valleys and towering peaks. The engineering, which so effectively respects the environmental aspects of the pass, make this one of the great passes of the cape. Swartberg pass impassable after massive flash flood. From friday, 17 november 2017, traffic will once again be allowed to use the swartberg pass r328 in the central karoo, but under certain conditions. Use the page number links below to view more pages. Part of openedition, an international portal for electronic publishing and academic. Vytjie mentor is the former national assembly public enterprises portfolio committee chairperson. I read now that swartberg pass is closed mon thu during the day. In 1896, the naude brothers built a rough track across the mountains.
The trail starts and finishes in the historic settlement of genadendal which dates back more than 200 years to when a moravian mission was established. This happens when van reenans pass is closed off to motorists during bad weather, but you can also use it as a scenic alternative that might appear on the face it as a detour, but brings one close enough to the beauty of the northern drakensberg to make it. Several eastern cape passes blocked by heavy snow jul 25, 2016 according to the port elizabeth office of the sa weather services, several passes in the northern parts of the eastern cape have been closed due to heavy snowfalls. The pass is quite long at 8,1 km and has an altitude variance of 468m which produces an average gradient of 1. Apr 11, 2017 mountain passes south africa april 11, 2017 on the night of the 9th april a devasting flash flood roared down mullers kloof and through malvadraai and eerstewater near the northern side of the pass. The south africanlesotho border is at the summit of the pass and not at the south african border control point. When we drove over the pass there were large areas still smoldering. Traffic officers are on duty in all these areas together with teams from disaster managemen, said provincial traffic spokesperson, charles bramwell. Pennock pass ride a bike ride in fort collins, colorado. Swaershoek pass is a high mountain pass at an elevation of 1. Volunteershoek pass is a high mountain pass at an elevation of 2.
Penhoek senior primary school in boomplaas, senqu rural, eastern cape penhoek senior primary school is a public primary school. Considered one of the worlds top scenic drives, swartberg pass is a steep gravel road in the swartberg mountains known for its hairpin bends. Atm cards, passbooks, cheque books along with other items were seized by the police on wednesday. Self catering oliviershoek pass accommodation will occupy the majority of these listings. List of mountain passes of the eastern cape wikipedia.
Shop cheatwell games 01784 pass the pen drawing game. A history of the world is a partnership between the bbc and the british museum that focuses on world history, involving collaborations between teams across the bbc, and schools, museums and. Swartberg pass closed oudtshoorn forum tripadvisor. Web platform for books in the humanities and social sciences. Passbooks definition of passbooks by the free dictionary. In earlier days circa 1846 the original pass was known as the stormberg pass and featured some impressive. Bk books is an imprint of tu delft open, the open access publisher of the delft university of technology tu delft. Fair, temperature 18, 0 mm, moderate breeze, 6 ms from northwest. The closure was for essential maintenance work on the gravel road. Gamkaskloof the hell is a unique valley declared a world heritage site in 1997 situated within the swartberg mountain range. I think the best people to get more information about whether the maintenance work on the swartberg pass is now complete and the road is now open to traffic 7 days a week would be cape nature. I will say this about the area, it is insanely beautifulbut theres also a grievance i have with the area, due mostly in part to those who make. Aup offers high quality service and competitive pricing.
We traveled the road on 26 december 2015, from winterton up the oliviershoek pass and past sterkfontein dam, in heavy mist. She served as chair of the caucus from 2004 to 2008. Swartberg mountain circular all inclusive day tour. Is that so this is a big disappointment as we plan to be there for two days next tue, wed and really want to do the drive to prince albert via the pass. In april this year, a flash flood washed away the section between the entrance on the prince albert side and tweede water. All forecasts are available in norwegian and english use the flags on the.
The author has funds available to support open access publication, through their. Yr weather forecast for penhoek, eastern cape south africa. Massive flood damage to the swartberg pass has led to the cancellation of the 2017 swartberg100 gran fondo as its impossible to repair the pass before 29 april. The city press tafelberg nonfiction award, a manuscript development prize with a grant of r120 000, is now open for entries.
Occasionally a oliviershoek pass guest house will ask you to request a quotation. Aug 17, 2017 the penhoek pass on n6 between queenstown and jamestown is also snowing but the road is still open motorists are urge to be extra cautious in these conditions as the road surface is slippery. The pass is often closed due to adverse weather conditions, especially during winter. The groot river pass, past natures valley, is open imagine when those passes were actually the n2, and logging was still big business. During this time, jacob zuma was deputy president and thabo mbeki was president. Mar 24, 2014 gysmanshoek pass 21 march 2014 paul adant. Like so many south africans, ive been watching what has been happening in. The books will go to schools, libraries and people in need. The following portfolios have been developed and are now used within the following education programmes and or current practice. Penhoek pass is a high mountain pass at an elevation of 1. Built in the late 19th century to link the great karoo plains with little karoo, the pass remains a popular attraction, boasting. The route takes travellers past the mammoth sterkfontein dam the largest earthwall damn in the country, as well as the driekloof dam, woodstock dam and kilburn dam in addition to the incredibly beautiful vistas that this pass takes one.
Houwhoek pass was built somewhat on the cheap after sir lowry cole had been rapped across the knuckles for spending public money without the approval of the crown. Swartberg pass open to traffic western cape government. We had a private courier take us by mini bus from oudtshoorn to franschhoek and this was by far the best part of the journey. The scenic but steep carlisleshoek pass takes you from rhodes to tiffindell ski resort still closed. Approaching tiffindell ski resort you will pass the highest point in the cape 3001m above sea level known as ben mcdhui.
R 74 oliviershoek pass road condition bergville message. Jul 25, 2016 several eastern cape passes blocked by heavy snow jul 25, 2016 according to the port elizabeth office of the sa weather services, several passes in the northern parts of the eastern cape have been closed due to heavy snowfalls. This is a list of publicly accessible, motorable passes in the eastern cape province, south africa list of passes in the eastern cape province. Swartberg pass oudtshoorn 2020 all you need to know. Coordinates penhoek pass, is a mountain pass situated in the stormberg mountains of the eastern cape province of south africait lies about 60 km north of queenstown on the national road n6 to jamestown and aliwal north. Openedition gathers openedition books, openedition journals, and calenda, four platforms dedicated to electronic resources in the. Tracks4africa padkos naudes nek pass highest pass in rsa. Things to do in oliviershoek pass south africa travel blog. Its a common destination for nature enthusiasts, including hiking, biking, horse back riding, and off road vehicles. Penhoek pass bed and breakfast cheap hotel guest house. Sani pass therefore lies entirely within south africa. Stacking the buildings various functions produces its pyramidal form, which in turn is wrapped in 480 meters of bookshelves and reading spaces.
In 2014 there were 72 registered learners, including 8 grade r learners. Open book festival vytjie mentor open book festival. Pennock pass is a gravel road that is regularly graded and passable by any stock passenger car on a clear summer day. Yr weather forecast for swartberg pass, western cape. I often had to sit behind a logging truck for the whole length of each pass with no chance of overtaking. Daniel paterson has 64 books on goodreads, and is currently reading song for the blue ocean. The pass takes a steady but continuous climb and takes you up into the clouds before gradually descending down into franschhoek.
Swaershoek pass p0643 r337 mountain passes south africa. Both stores are closed for browsing but open for order collection between 11am and 5pm. Presentation open edition books biblioguides at sorbonne. Free weather data for swartberg pass, western cape south. On my last visit 4 months ago it was properly closed.
Repair work is continuing, and stopgo controls will be in place at times. The pass in its current fourlane format was completed in 1976. This is a list of publicly accessible, motorable passes. Most of the maintenance work was being carried out in the northern section of the pass and the prince albert poort. On monday, my brother, cupkeiki and i went for a cruise around pennock pass. Postgraduate medical education residency training residents develop their competences during their work on the workplace, and are observed, supervised and assessed on a daily basis by supervisors, staff member and. Taking the form of a mountain of books on the towns market square, spijkenisses new library is both an advertisement and an invitation for reading. Sections of bains original pass have been retained as well as a number of his stonewalls. Using picks, shovels, and a horse cart they followed the age old animal trail across the mountain. The winning manuscript will be published by tafelberg, an imprint of nb publishers, a leading publishing house in south africa, in partnership with prominent weekly newspaper city press. City press tafelberg nonfiction award now open for entries.
Open book festival pulane boesak open book festival. Ouberg pass, sutherland part 1 mountain passes of south africa duration. Its a seasonal road that closes from december 1st till the 1st of june due to snow fall. Pulane boesak is an animation and live action producer whose journey has run from the halls of utrecht university, into the corridors of the united nations in geneva, across corporate boardrooms as head of the creative department at endemol shine africa and senior executive at ochre media, held steadfast in programming on the 8th floor of the south african national broadcast corporation, and. Write down the call number and then get the book yourself at the corresponding shelf in. The swaershoek pass translated as brotherinlaws pass is a major gravel pass located about 20 km southwest of cradock. Visit swartberg pass on your trip to oudtshoorn or south. The regional road is called r337 and links cradock, a town in t. The penhoek pass between aliwal north and queenstown n6 is closed, said brandford. We can be reached by telephone during the hours below, via email or. Its called n6 and it links jamestown and aliwal north. Coordinates penhoek pass, is a mountain pass situated in the stormberg mountains of the eastern cape province of south africait lies about 60 km north of queenstown on the national road n6 to jamestown and aliwal north the pass was constructed in 1892, reaches a height of 1 844 m above sea level and has a maximum gradient of 1. There is a 10km scenic drive, plus hiking trails ranging from 5km to 18km. Penhoek senior primary school in boomplaas, senqu rural.
The oliviershoek pass is situated in the mighty drakensberg mountain range, bordering the free state and boasting spectacular views of kwazulunatal. Apart from finishing some road markings, the road is in mint condition and is a pleasure to drive. The oliviershoek pass, on the r74 from bergville, is often used as an alternative route to van reenens pass. The penhoek pass on n6 between queenstown and jamestown is also snowing but the road is still open motorists are urge to be extra cautious in these conditions as the road surface is slippery. The road over the pass is unpaved and very steep, with a maximum gradient of 1.
In an email to participants, race director john swanepoel explained that prince albert and surrounding area experienced a massive flash flood on sunday night between 18h00 and 20h30. It was constructed in 1892 and has a maximum gradient of 1. This small nature reserve is 8km southeast of town and set within a timber plantation. Mountain passes south africa april 11, 2017 on the night of the 9th april a devasting flash flood roared down mullers kloof and through malvadraai and eerstewater near the northern side of. Leeuw books are located on the open shelves in leeuwenborch library.980 1524 139 1033 1191 1247 772 1357 93 1522 757 1285 86 905 1334 750 793 1192 3 364 204 676 105 1443 895 986 738 1255 1031 1415 1293 905 77 154 1296 1227 964 350 747 556 138 728 948 87 720 804