Montagu Pass – Garden Route, George

Marijke & Alex – Mother and daughter shoot


The Montagu Pass in the Garden Route, George is one of the most beautiful scenic routes. This road is situated in the Western Cape province of South Africa, on the unsigned road between Herold and George.

The Monatgu Pass lays claim to being the oldest, unaltered pass still in use in South Africa. This 7.4km narrow gravel road was completed in 1848 and built to replace the highly dangerous Cradock Pass. The pass climbs to an altitude of 780m passing through indigenous forest and mountain fynbos. It also passes by the historic Toll House where pancakes and coffee is normally served between 8am and 12pm on Saturday mornings by the Friends of the Toll House.

Marijke and I decided on this location as it is one of the most beautiful views with a combination of mountains, valleys and greenery. The weather in George and surrounding areas are very unpredictable, especially on this location. We had so much fun and the cloudy weather made the green mountains pop even more.

I just love to be a travel photographer. Here are a few reasons why:

Reason #1: I get to capture Earth’s most beautiful places and moments

I have the privilege to see places other people don’t often see or visit. We as photographers are forced to scout places to find the “perfect spot” for a shoot.

Reason #2: You’ll never run out of places to see and shoot

Different places offer different shooting experiences. I travel a lot between the Garden Route and Gauteng. The Garden Route in South Africa offers a wide variety of locations such as the Karoo, forest, mountains, dunes and beautiful long, scenic beaches. Gauteng has a total different look and feel and offers city scapes, rooftops, farms, industrial venues and so much more. Just a few km from Gauteng, you will find sunflower fields, cotton fields, orchards etc. Every province has a different climate and it is amazing to be able to capture the beauty and uniqueness.

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