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Bain's Kloof Pass
Wellington district, Western Cape

Andrew Geddes BAIN: Engineer

Date:1848-1852
Type:Mountain Pass
Status:Extant

 


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Coordinates:
33°34'48.30" S 19°08'05.74" E Alt: 351m

Transcription of National Monuments Council plaque:

BAIN'S KLOOF PASS
ANDREW GEDDES BAIN EXPLORED THE KLOOF IN 1846
AND COMMENCED CONSTRUCTION OF THIS HIGHWAY
TO THE NORTH IN 1849. THE PASS REVEALS BAIN'S
TECHNOLOGICAL SKILL AND KNOWLEDGE OF GEOLOGY.
WORK WAS DONE BY CONVICTS. CONSTRUCTION WAS
COMPLETED IN 1853.
National Monuments Council

BAINSKLOOFPAS
ANDREW GEDDES BAIN HET DIE KLOOF IN 1846 VERKEN
EN IN 1849 MET DIE BOU VAN HIERDIE HOOFWEG NA DIE
NOORDE BEGIN. DIE PAS GETUIG VAN BAIN SE TEGNOLOGIESE
VAARDIGHEID EN KENNIS VAN GEOLOGIE. BANDIETE HET DIE
ARBEID VERRIG. DIE WERK IS IN 1853 VOLTOOI.
Raad vir Nasionale Gedenkwaardighede
1981

Read an article about Bain by Tony Murray, June 24, 2022 on The Heritage Portal.

See also Wikipedia.


Writings about this entry

Coyne, Patrick. 2010. A guide to South Africa's mountain passes and poorts. Westville: Osborne Porter Literary Services. pg 3-5
Mossop, Dr E. E. . 1927. Old Cape Highways. Cape Town: Maskew Miller. pg
Murray, Tony . 2015. Megastructures and masterminds : great feats of civil engineering in southern Africa. Cape Town: Tafelberg. pg 66-74
Potgieter, DJ (Editor-in-chief). 1970. Standard Encyclopaedia of South Africa [SESA] Volume 2 Bad-Cal. Cape Town: Nasou. pg 10
Ross, Graham. 2002. The romance of Cape mountain passes. Cape Town: David Philip. pg 81-88
Storrar, Patricia. 1984. A colossus of roads. Cape Town: Murray & Roberts / Concor. pg 20, 28, 31-35 passim, 32, 37, 39, 41, 47, 52, 57, 84
Whitehead, Marion . 2018. South Africa's Favourite Passes + Poorts. Maitland: Map Studio. pg 46-55