The original mountain pass road between Clarens and Lesotho, now in a state of serious disrepair, usable on horse or motorbike or with a very experienced 4×4 group. The most amazing views from the ridge allow you to enjoy both Lesotho and the Rooiberge on opposite sides.

Coming from Clarens towards Fouriesburg, the road is clearly signposted.

Road to the magic valley

The road to Old Mill Drift is quite good tar most of the way, and lets you know you are going somewhere special (click HERE to find out more about camping and accommodation as well as venue hire in the valley)

Magic valley

The valley on the Caledon River is astoundingly beautiful, surrounded by incredible cliff faces, fingers of rock creeping down, dripping with natural spring waters. The pics below are of a perfectly straight naturally formed stone wall, created through erosion and a fault line.

Here are some camera images I was able to capture on the top of the ridge and the drive down towards Rebellie

One day soon this pass should be opened again to explorers who would otherwise have to admit that an ox wagon is better than a 4×4…

Author: Craig Walters

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