Killian’s Pass

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Rossouw - Photo: Dalene Oertel

Killians Pass is located in the high mountains between Dordrecht and Rossouw on gravel R396. It is a fairly short pass at just 1.3km and presents an altitude variance of 64m, which produces and easy enough average gradient of 1:20. The pass is generally maintained to a reasonable standard and is suitable for all vehicles, except in very muddy or snow conditions, when a 4WD vehicle would be a better option. The tiny settlement of Rossouw is reached just 2km from the summit on the northern side of the pass.