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Otto Du Plessis Pass
Elliot district, Eastern Cape

Date:n.d.
Type:Mountain Pass
Status:Extant

 


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Coordinates:
31°22'47.63" S 27°44'51.78" E Alt: 2115m

A gravel road between Elliot and Indwe.

This pass ranks in position 31 nationally in the 'most altitude gained' category with a walloping 658 vertical metres...The pass was named after Dr. Otto du Plessis, a popular political figure at the time and one time Minister of Health. (Mountain Passes of South Africa, accessed September 2019)

See also:
Mountain Passes of South Africa
Tracks4Africa
Show Me South Africa

Transcript of memorial stone:

HIERDIE GEDENKTEKEN IS TER ERE
VAN
WYLE DR. OTTO DU PLESSIS,
WAT HIERDIE PAS OP
21 MAART 1959
GEOPEN HET.

Translation:

THIS MEMORIAL HONOURS THE
LATE DR. OTTO DU PLESSIS,
WHO OPENED THIS PASS ON
21 MARCH 1959.

Transcript of unveiling stone:

ONTHUL DEUR
SY EDELE NICO MALAN,
ADMINISTRATEUR
VAN KAAPLAND
OP
1 NOVEMBER 1961.

Translation:

UNVEILED BY
THE HONOURABLE NICO MALAN,
ADMINISTRATOR
OF THE CAPE
ON
1 NOVEMBER 1961.


Writings about this entry

Whitehead, Marion. 2018. South Africa's Favourite Passes + Poorts. Maitland: Map Studio. pg 198