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Cogman's Kloof Pass (also Kogmans, Kockemans)
Montagu, Western Cape

Thomas Charles John BAIN: Engineer
Date:1873-1877
Client:South African Roads
Type:Mountain Pass
Status:Extant

Named after a Khoikhoi chieftain that attacked the Land van Waveren in 1701, the outcome of the engagement unrecorded. A pass adjacent the Kinga River (also called the Cogman's) with of the earliest tunneling through the Kalkoenkranz of some 16m long, done without dynamite.

All truncated references not fully cited below are those of Joanna Walker's original text and cited in full in the 'Bibliography' entry of the Lexicon.


Writings about this entry

Coyne, Patrick. 2010. A guide to South Africa's mountain passes and poorts. Westville: Osborne Porter Literary Services. pg 49-51
Potgieter, DJ (Editor-in-chief). 1971. Standard Encyclopaedia of South Africa [SESA] Volume 3 Cal-Dev. Cape Town: Nasou. pg 298
Ross, Graham. 2002. The romance of Cape mountain passes. Cape Town: David Philip. pg 108-113
Storrar, Patricia. 1984. A colossus of roads. Cape Town: Murray & Roberts / Concor. pg 18, 71-72, 77-79, 102