Kimberley - Car enthusiasts and road trip lovers are always on the lookout for new and exciting roads to drive.

There is nothing as thrilling as driving past breathtaking scenic routes and dizzying mountain passes, and now Avis has made it easier to find the most exhilarating stretch of tarmac possible on South Africa’s Best Roads.

Spektakel Pass, a mountain pass on the tarred R355 east of the Buffels River about 22km west of Springbok, which was constructed in 1896.

Taking the road less travelled, you are sure to find Northern Cape’s gem that is much more than a cumbersome stretch of road linking the areas on either side of a mountain.

Spektakel Pass, nestled perfectly in the Namaqualand is a wonderfully constructed road worth “driving” due to the great corners and fast sweeps. Giving it “F1 driving” status is the fact that the route leading up to the pass is used by many motor manufacturers to do high speed testing.

Truly, the dirt R355 road through the pass between Springbok and Kleinzee is one of South Africa’s Best Roads To Drive as it offers the most spectacular drives in the Namaqua grassland.

There is surely no better way to discover the small jewels of the Northern Cape landscape, characterised by vast arid plains with outcroppings of haphazard rock piles.

Explore South Africa’s Best Driving Roads on http://www.avisbestroads.co.za/.

Adapted from a press release for IOL