The Bainskloof Pass opened in September 1853 and were the primary
gateway to the northern parts of South Africa until Du Toitskloof
Pass were completed in 1949. While Bainskloof Pass is one of South
Africa's less travelled passes today, it still...
The Cape colony became subject to British authority in the early
1800's. As the occupation of the Cape was primarily a military
strategic move, the Brits were not eager to invest monetarily in the
Colony. As such the building and maintenance...
Andrew Geddes Bain was born in June 1797 in Thurso, Scotland. He was
19 years of age in October 1816 when he first set foot on Cape soil.
As of yet there is no consensus as to what Bain was up to during
these early years in the Cape...
The year 1846 set the stage for the bulding of Bainskloof Pass. Bain
was still busy with the construction of the pass at Mostertshoek
when the colonial secretary, John Montagu and the surveyor general,
Charles Bell departed from Mostertshoek...