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Tradouw Pass
Barrydale district, Western Cape

Thomas Charles John BAIN: Engineer

Client:South African Roads
Type:Mountain Pass


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33°59'07.40" S 20°43'09.51" E

Built at the request of the Barry's for transporting their goods between Port Beaufort and Barrydale and beyond. Constructed with convict labour, initially 300 of them transferred from the newly completed Robinson Pass, but later with a reduced number. The ruins of their accommodation still lie at the base of the pass.

See also:
Gats River Bridge
Andries Uys Bridge

Writings about this entry

Coyne, Patrick. 2010. A guide to South Africa's mountain passes and poorts. Westville: Osborne Porter Literary Services. pg 82-85
Howard, Leslie & Phillips, Keith. 2004. Overberg tapestry. Helderberg: Keith Phillips Images. pg 17, 54, 68, 119
Potgieter, DJ (Editor-in-chief). 1974. Standard Encyclopaedia of South Africa [SESA] Volume 10 Sle-Tun. Cape Town: Nasou. pg 560
Ross, Graham. 2002. The romance of Cape mountain passes. Cape Town: David Philip. pg 38-43
Schoeman, Chris . 2017. Historical Overberg, The. Cape Town: Zebra Press. pg 63
Storrar, Patricia. 1984. A colossus of roads. Cape Town: Murray & Roberts / Concor. pg 18, 38, 56-57, 71, 74, 75, 76, 77
Whitehead, Marion . 2018. South Africa's Favourite Passes + Poorts. Maitland: Map Studio. pg 84-89