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April 30, 2017, 09:45:50 PM
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Andrew Legg

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Had a cracker of a trip. Headed up on the N7 and flipped onto the gravel road to Clanwilliam at Citrusdal. Stayed up near Pakhuis Pass. On the second day we drove back to Clanwilliam (jislaaik it.....R740 for a pair of vellies????) and then on through to Die Stadsaal on the Algeria road.  From Stadsaal on to Maatjiesrivier and via Eselbank and Wuppertal back to Pakhuis.  Lovely with some serious corrugations particularly existing Matjiesrivier heading north. This was my first proper off-road drive of nay real length and I'd do it again in a heartbeat. Final day we headed from Pakhuis into the Biedouw Valley to Enjo Nature Farm. Nice folks and they let us have a dip in the "pool". Back today via Lamberts Bay, Muisbosskerm for lunch and the backroads to Velddrif, and then the coast road back to CT.  No punctures, so good on the Geolanders! I deflated to about 1.6 for the rough stuff and borrowed a buddies pump to pump up for the tar later on. Worked a charm. Only thing is I gotta figure out how to combat the corrugations better.  They were the greatest irritant.

We stayed at Die Poort up north on the inland side of Pakhuis Pass with Manus and Erida. Place was clean and well kept.  Electricity was solar so a bit romantic in the evenings and nights :)

Thanks for the advice guys. Pics to follow.

April 30, 2017, 09:56:22 PM
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Climbing out of the Biedouw River Valley towards to North, and rock formations at Stadsaal
« Last Edit: April 30, 2017, 10:08:06 PM by Andrew Legg »

April 30, 2017, 09:57:31 PM
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Road from Eselbank to Wuppertal, descending into Wuppertal, and out the other side again towards Pakhuis Pass.
« Last Edit: April 30, 2017, 10:11:16 PM by Andrew Legg »

April 30, 2017, 09:59:00 PM
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Last photos . . . These again coming into and heading out of Wuppertal.
« Last Edit: April 30, 2017, 10:12:42 PM by Andrew Legg »

May 01, 2017, 06:38:19 PM
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berndp

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Look lekker Andrew,

Corrugated road: deflate and drive faster, as fast as you deem safe. There's no other way.
Subaru Forester 2005 2.5 Xsel
Always looking for a tar free "road"
Brackenfell, W'Cape

May 01, 2017, 08:56:45 PM
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stefmau

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Looks like an awesome drive. Thanks for the feedback and cool pics [emoji1303]


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May 01, 2017, 09:35:19 PM
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berndp

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For those of you who don't know it yet, these are roads built for Fozzies.
 ;D ;D ;D ;D

If you like mountain passes etc, join up on:
https://www.mountainpassessouthafrica.co.za/

Yes, it is R200/yr now, but more than well worth it.

https://www.mountainpassessouthafrica.co.za/find-a-pass/mastermap.html
(red = gravel)
Subaru Forester 2005 2.5 Xsel
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Brackenfell, W'Cape

May 08, 2017, 04:06:00 PM
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Why did you go back to Clanwilliam after day 1 and not through Wupperthal?
Cape Town

May 08, 2017, 04:18:58 PM
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Trying to map this on google.
Cape Town

July 11, 2017, 10:52:06 AM
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Andrew Legg

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Why did you go back to Clanwilliam after day 1 and not through Wupperthal?

Da Boss wanted to visit the Rooibos Factory Shop. 😱

July 11, 2017, 10:53:29 AM
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Andrew Legg

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Trying to map this on google.

Shout if you need a hand. I bought the Clanwilliam Touring Map and can mark it out for you.

Cheers,

Andrew