This mountain pass lies between Knysna and Avontuur / Uniondale. Prince Alfred’s Pass is named after the second son of Queen Victoria, who later became the Duke of Edinburgh.
The pass was urgently needed by the middle of the 19th century as Knysna had grown into a thriving town built on the timber industry. Work on the pass began in 1860. The road would cut through the forest from Knysna. Andrew Baines and his son Thomas were commissioned to build the pass, with a team of convicts.
This pass was one of the highlights of my tour and I will definitely come back and spend more time on the route.