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Groot River Pass
Nature's Valley district, Western Cape

Thomas Charles John BAIN: Engineer
Date:1869-1883
Client:South African Roads
Type:Mountain Pass
Status:Extant

The westernmost gorge on the Tsitsikama Road where Bain erected a convict station to cut the 220m descent and re-ascent.

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 123-124
Potgieter, DJ (Editor-in-chief). 1972. Standard Encyclopaedia of South Africa [SESA] Volume 5 For-Hun. Cape Town: Nasou. pg 371
Ross, Graham. 2002. The romance of Cape mountain passes. Cape Town: David Philip. pg 118-119
Storrar, Patricia. 1984. A colossus of roads. Cape Town: Murray & Roberts / Concor. pg 11, 81, 86, 90