Abel Erasmus Pass

Leboeng, South Africa

The Abel Erasmus Pass is a col with a length of 5.6 kilometer. This is a category 2 col. It is located in Leboeng, Limpopo, South Africa. The average grade of this col is 5.6% with a maximum of 7.1%. The Abel Erasmus Pass ascents from 935 meter at the start, to 1.250 meter at the top, with a total of 314 ascending meters.


Abel Erasmus Pass Profile


Distance 5.6 km
Elevation gain 314 m
Average grade 5.6 %
Maximum grade 7.1 %
Climb category 2
Minimum elevation 935 m
Maximum elevation 1250 m

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Abel Erasmus Pass is situated in the Limpopo Province, on the R36 road between Ohrigstad and Hoedspruit/Tzaneen. It navigates the Manoutsa section of the Limpopo Drakensberg. Since 1959 the road passes through the 133 m long JG Strijdom Tunnel, named after old Prime Minister JG Strijdom.