Breedts Nek

‘Breedt’s Nek’, this gravel pass can be found just off the R763, near the Magaliesberg Nature Reserve.

It provides a link across the Magaliesberg from the settlement of Maanhaarrand to Buffelspoort and the town of Mooinooi to the north-east. The road bears an official number (D568), and the condition ranges from poor to terrible.

What is surface like: Expect gradients of 1:10 and deeply rutted and rocky sections.

Distance: 7,1 km

Elevation Gained: 356 m

Ave gradient: 1:20

Steepest gradient: 1:8

Fact File:

GPS START S25.879648 E27.447977
GPS SUMMIT S25.864308 E27.443237
GPS END S25.830521 E27.443051
AVE GRADIENT 1:20
MAX GRADIENT 1:8
ELEVATION START 1525m
ELEVATION SUMMIT 1716m
ELEVATION END 1360m
HEIGHT GAIN/LOSS 356m
DISTANCE 7,1 km
DIRECTION – TRAVEL North
TIME REQUIRED 20 minutes
SPEED LIMIT 20 kph
SURFACE Gravel (D568)
DATE FILMED 16.08.2015
TEMPERATURE 24C
NEAREST TOWN Mooinooi (25km)