Tuesday, November 14, 2017


http://www.sahistory.org.za/place/ag-bain-monument Name: Google count: Date: Historic fact: Bronze plaque on a cairn at the top of the Ecca Pass, 12km south of Grahamstown. It was erected in 1964 by the Historical Monuments Commission in honour of Andrew Geddes Bain, (1797-1864) pioneer geologist, explorer, hunter, writer and road-builder, who constucted: the Ouberg Pass; the Van Ryneveld Pass; the Montagu Pass; the Michell's Pass; the Gydo Pass; the Bain's Kloof Pass and the Ecca Pass, as well as reconstructing the Houwhoek Pass and starting the Katberg Pass. There is also a bronze plaque in his honour on the summit of Bain's Kloof Pass, 7km north of Wellington. His son Thomas also went on too follow in his father's foot-steps. Other interesting info: REF 81 1C Mapref; 97 2A Where to stay:

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