Outeniqua Power Van is a motorized rail trolley and was used for doing maintenance on the railways. It has 2 vans with place for about 12 people in each. The interior looks a bit neglected but it is a comfortable ride.
There are four passes over the Outeniqua Mountains towards Oudtshoorn namely the Cradock Pass (Ox wagon), the Railways Pass, the un-tarred Montagu Pass and the tarred Outeniqua Pass.
The Power van trip takes about 2,5 hours and include a half hour stop for a picnic. You must take your own food. We almost forgot the picnic and only had a few snacks. It is a very relaxing outing. Up in the mountain it is quiet and you can enjoy the views of George and nature.
|Railway pass next to Montagu pass|
|Power Van at the picnic stop|
|The gravel Montagu Pass and |
tarred Outeniqua Pass