(GPS Co-ordinates: -33.351523, 25.743840)
DRIVING UP THE ZUURBERG PASS
We are 16km up the Southern crest of the Zuurberg Pass from the Addo turn off. The drive up the Pass is very scenic and there are expansive views of the mountains. The Pass goes through 5 different biomes with an abundance of beautiful flora and fauna. But while you’re enjoying all this, just keep one eye on the road! It is a gravel road all the way up to the hotel so it is a little bumpy and some bends are tight! The first section of the road is relatively flat then the incline starts and the road becomes narrower. You do not need a 4x4 vehicle to drive up to the Hotel (from the Addo side), but take it slow and be on the lookout for oncoming traffic when going around the bends. Try to avoid driving through the Pass when it is dark, there is heavy mist and during/after heavy rainfall. And because the views are so awesome, allow for a bit of extra time (20 minutes) for this part of your journey. See you on top of the mountain!
From Port Elizabeth:
Take the N2 towards Grahamstown. You will pass the entrance to Blue Water Bay. You will see the Coega project on your left hand side. You will see the exit for the R335 (Motherwell / Markman) on your left hand side. Please turn left and continue with this road. You will come to the small town called ADDO. Please continue with the road. You will go across a railway crossing. You will travel a further 10 km till you see our turnoff on your left hand. You will turn left onto a gravel road and travel a further 16 km till you reach the hotel. If you go past the entrance to the Addo Elephant National Park, then please turn back.
Take the N10 towards Paterson. At Paterson you would turn right onto the R342. You will continue on this road for the next 24km. You will drive past the entrance to the ADDO ELEPHANT NATIONAL PARK.You will see a sign on your right hand side saying "Zuurberg". You will turn right here onto a gravel road and travel a further 16 km till you reach the hotel.
From East London and Grahamstown:
Take the N2 towards Port Elizabeth. Follow the road until you see the N10 turn off. Please turn right here. You will drive past SCHOTIA SAFARIS and continue towards Paterson. At Paterson you would turn left onto the R342. You will continue on this road for the next 24km. You will drive past the entrance to the ADDO ELEPHANT NATIONAL PARK. You will see our entrance on your right hand side. You will turn right onto a gravel road and travel a further 16 km till you reach the hotel.
Take the R75 towards Port Elizabeth, pass Janseville. Take the Kirkwood turnoff. Drive down the main street, at the bottom you reach a 4 way stop. Turn right. Pass Summerdale and Sunlands and continue to reach a T-junction. Turn left and follow the road for appox. 8 km. There will be a sign on the left saying "Zuurberg". Turn left at the sign and follow the road up the Mountain Pass for 16km to the Hotel.
From Oudtshoorn (via Langkloof):
Take the R62 towards Uniondale on the way to Aventuur. Passing through Joubertina and Kareedow towards Humansdorp. Take the N2 towards Port Elizabeth and follow our directions (above) from Port Elizabeth.