Montagu Pass is situated in the Western Cape province of South Africa, on the unsigned road between Herold and George. It parallels the newer Outeniqua Pass designated the N9/N12
The pass was named after John Montagu, Colonial Secretary of the Cape in the 1840s, whose enthusiasm for good roads resulted in the first ambitious program of construction in Southern Africa. This pass was damaged by floods in November 1996, and was closed for most of 1997. It has been repaired and is now open. Driving time of about one hour will take one over the Outeniqua Mountains, through the village of Herold to the N9.
Montagu Pass, George