Connecting the dots of Robbers Pass, the birthplace of SA's Gold RushFrom green and pleasant lands, to geographically diverse topography with spectacular scenic beauty and an abundance of wildlife - Mother Nature has contributed to some stunning mountainous drives across the Mpumalanga region, and leading car rental brand, Avis brings the very best to you.
Robbers PassRobber’s Pass is situated in the Mpumalanga province, on the R533 between Ohrigstad and Pilgrim’s Rest. The road is the original road that the settlers travelled on with their ox wagons but today it is a modern tarred highway that winds through Kranskloof, Phelindaba and the Morgenzon Forestry station.
This long tarred pass offers diverse scenery through an area steeped in history and of course, stories of robbers of those who found gold in the area. The pass begins on the northern edge of Pilgrim’s Rest and leads in a north-westerly direction into the foothills of the mountains. The initial 5 km follows a series of hairpin bends, best driven slowly. The highest point of the pass is at about 13 km, after which you descend in slow curves onto the grassy plains of the Ohrigstad River. There is the famous Robbers Grave which can be visited near the pass at Pilgrim’s Rest – a village inextricably linked to the pioneering days of the discovery of gold.