- Eastern Cape
The Eastern Cape is full of incredibly beautiful countryside and many lonely gravel roads of which some are also the highest and steepest gravel mountain passes in the country. Rossouw lies on such a gravel pass, Killian’s Pass, which makes it onto the list of highest mountain passes in South Africa. It is neither a difficult or long Pass and easy enough for all vehicles, unless it has been raining or snowing, when a 4X4 might be necessary on the muddy and slippery surface!
Rossouw is a pretty little town along the trout-rich Bell River, surrounded by spectacular mountains. This part of the world is meant for adventure seekers and outdoor enthusiasts. The tiny hamlet though is also worthy of a stop, if only for its little red-roofed church.
Accommodation options include Self-Catering units and B&B’s in the neighbouring towns of Barkly East, Elliot and Dordrecht.
Things to do and see
- Rossouw Church
- Killian’s Pass
- Barkly Pass
- Greyling Pass
- Route 56 (R56), nearby
- Ruth Lock Shell Art Gallery, 110 km
- Ouma Rusks Factory, 110 km
Rossouw receives approximately 596 mm of rain annually with most of its annual rainfall during summer.
Summer months, November to March will have average temperatures of between 12˚C and 28˚C.
Winter months, May to August will have average temperatures of between -2˚C and 17˚C.
There are daily flights into the East London Airport, approximately 302 km’s away via the N6 and into Bram Fischer International Airport, approximately 356 Km’s away along the R26. Car hire facilities are available at the Airport.
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