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Houw Hoek Pass
Elgin district, Western Cape

Charles Cornwallis (alias Collier) MICHELL: Engineer
Date:1831
Type:Mountain Pass
Status:Extant

A pass located between Elgin and Botrivier first constructed by Michell in 1831 under instruction to keep the costs to a minimum the pass did not last so rebuilt by Andrew Geddes BAIN.

All truncated references not fully cited below are those of Joanna Walker's original text and cited in full in the 'Bibliography' entry of the Lexicon.


Writings about this entry

Coyne, Patrick. 2010. A guide to South Africa's mountain passes and poorts. Westville: Osborne Porter Literary Services. pg 62-63
Potgieter, DJ (Editor-in-chief). 1972. Standard Encyclopaedia of South Africa [SESA] Volume 5 For-Hun. Cape Town: Nasou. pg 612
Ross, Graham. 2002. The romance of Cape mountain passes. Cape Town: David Philip. pg 78-79
Storrar, Patricia. 1984. A colossus of roads. Cape Town: Murray & Roberts / Concor. pg 31, 32
Whitehead, Marion . 2018. South Africa's Favourite Passes + Poorts. Maitland: Map Studio. pg 80