Abel Erasmus Pass

Morulaneng, South Africa

The Abel Erasmus Pass is a col with a length of 17.7 kilometer. This is a category 1 col. It is located in Morulaneng, Limpopo, South Africa. The average grade of this col is 4% with a maximum of 7%. The Abel Erasmus Pass ascents from 541 meter at the start, to 1.250 meter at the top, with a total of 709 ascending meters.

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Abel Erasmus Pass Profile

Facts

Distance 17.7 km
Elevation gain 709 m
Average grade 4 %
Maximum grade 7 %
Climb category 1
Minimum elevation 541 m
Maximum elevation 1250 m

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Description

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.