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History

A few kilometers outside of George where the Montagu Pass meets three other Passes, you will find a monument known simply as the Toll House. It has survived an industrial revolution and 2 world wars. It is build to stand for another 170 years. It has seen countless wagons laden with merchandise going to the dry Karoo and wagons with families that are eager to see the ocean on the other side of the mountain. It has stood on that corner of the small dirt road going over the Outeniqua Mountains since 1847 with the only chimney that has smoke coming out of it for many kilometers.


Photo taken in 1880

Photo taken in 2014