We have been away for around two weeks filming in the Garden Route / Klein Karoo area, so we are doign a double post today, just to catch up:
In January 1900 the Brits and Boers took each other to task at a mountain pass (Botha's Pass) on the Free State/KZN border - an important geographical stronghold held by the Boers for a long time. Read about the battle and how it fits into our history - then take a cyber drive behind the handlebars of a fast motorcycle as we whisk you through this lovely pass at high speed. Keep a steady hand on your desk as the horizon tilts like crazy in the video clip.
LATEST NEWS 28th JAN, 2016
Thanks Trygve. Brings back good memories when we used to do a breakfast run to Memel and back.
Trygve, thanks for your post on Botha's Pass between Memel (OFS) and Newcastle (KZN). In the 70's I was the accountant at Volkskas Bank Memel and we had wonderful times during our term there. Newcastle was the grocery- and car service-town for the newly weds in Memel and travelling through Botha's Pass was always a worth while outing !
Trygve thanx for the info. Always time to learn something.
Drove over "Annenous Pas" during December on my way to Macdougalsbay Nothern Cape.
Was thinking about you and when did you actually log this pass.
Being under A in the alphabet, that would have been logged early 2012, but we haven't filmed it yet. Still need to get there - hopefully in the winter of 2016.