Burgers pass in the Koo Valley
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Burgers pass in the Koo Valley

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The Koo Valley is one of the best kept secrets in South Africa. As you head out from Montagu towards the North-west past the Hot Springs, you will drive through a delightful valley where peaches, pears, olives, grapes, apricots and all typse sof fruit is grown. The houses are built in typical Cape Dutch and Cape cottage style. This panorama was taken from Burgers pass and looks out on the valley from the North-West. Enjoy the view!

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Bilder in der Nähe von Greater Cape Town

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A: The Koo Valley in the Keisie

von Gideon van Zyl, 520 Meter entfernt

This is a simple 360 degree I took of the valley. Due to the unsteady nature of the underfooting ther...

The Koo Valley in the Keisie

B: The Old Mill in Montagu

von Gideon van Zyl, 19.9 entfernt

A visit to Montagu in the Western Cape would not be complete without visiting the Old Mill in the Klo...

The Old Mill in Montagu

C: Kanonkop In Montagu

von Gideon van Zyl, 20.5 entfernt

Kanonkop (translatable as "Cannon head"), is a hill outside Montagu from where you can see the town. ...

Kanonkop In Montagu

D: Nowhere, middle of.

von Johan Offermans & Karl Overholt, 56.9 entfernt

A rest stop with no facilities, nowhere, approximately in the middle. Roughly 120 kilometers east of ...

Nowhere, middle of.

E: Overberg Road

von Lee Casalena, 58.5 entfernt

View from the N2 through the Overberg region. This road links Cape Town to the popular Garden Route.

Overberg Road

F: Fermentation Tanks

von Lee Casalena, 80.3 entfernt

A look at the fermentation tanks at Rickety Bridge Winery, in Franschhoek, South Africa.

Fermentation Tanks

G: Rickety Bridge Cellar

von Lee Casalena, 80.3 entfernt

A peak inside the cellar at Rickety Bridge Winery in Franschhoek, amongst the Cape Winelands.

Rickety Bridge Cellar

H: Elgin Valley

von Rudolph Thomas, 92.0 entfernt

View over the Elgin Valley from the vineyards at Oak Valley. A big portion of the Elgin Valley can be...

Elgin Valley

I: Barton Farm Wine Tasting Room

von Rudolph Thomas, 93.6 entfernt

The Barton Vineyards wine tasting room close to Bot Rivier in the Western Cape. Follow the N2 from Ca...

Barton Farm Wine Tasting Room

J: Barton Winery

von Rudolph Thomas, 93.6 entfernt

Barton Winery

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