Trail Query

Tell us about your favorite 4x4 trail. Tell us how easy or difficult it was, is there escape routes for the faint hearted? Please add some photographs if you can.
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Mon Jan 21, 2013 11:37 am

Hi,

I'm going to be in the Pilgrim's Rest area mid February and I'm looking for a trail/s
to do while we're there.
The closest I can find is White Waters in Hazyview:
http://www.safarinow.com/destinations/h ... rails.aspx" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;
(not a lot of info . . . :( )

Has anyone done this trail & are there any closer to Pilgrim's ?

Cheers

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Mon Jan 21, 2013 1:28 pm

Hi Gary, I was up there in August with my truck, did the kruger etc, make sure you make a turn to Gods Window and from there carry on up to the Potholes - Blyde river canyon, stunning, then from there you can turn left out of the potholes and you take the last gravel road at the end of the town to the right and this takes you all the way down the valley back to Pilgrims rest, is a nice circular drive out for the day, not sure of any trails as didnt have enough time, make sure you pull in at the Royal Hotel there in Pilgrims for a well deserved cold draught at the end of your day......

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Mon Jan 21, 2013 1:46 pm

Hi Gary

There's a trail called River Wild, which is close to Sudwala Caves ( also worth visiting if you haven't been there ). The trail is a bit hectic in places where you'd need decent lift and 4x4 experience.

Haven't done the one in Hazyview, but believe is quite nice, especially when wet.

According to T4A there's a 4wd trail at Crystal Springs!!!!! Maybe check with them.

More for the overlanding style, there's a gravel road that runs below God's Window that takes you right upto Mariepskop, nice easy overlanding day out. You can pick up the road just outside Sabie and it cuts across the Graskop/Hazyview road then onto the R533 and back track a bit towards Graskop and the gravel road turns off on your right.

If going via Long Tom Pass, there's a dirt road opposite the entrance to Misty Hills Hotel, that goes down towards the Sabie river and then runs along the river pass Horseshoe falls and joins the Lone Creek Falls road just outside Sabie Town.

Check T4A for these two trips / roads to give you a better idea.

While in Pilgrims, you need to go and have a mampoer milkshake at the little resturant next to the petrol station.

Enjoy the trip.

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Mon Jan 21, 2013 10:17 pm

Yip also did Riverwild on my 2nd Anniversary, was a lekker trail, don't remember difficulties, but stayed over at Waterfall Boven, a nice small town, with lots of history...
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Tue Jan 22, 2013 7:10 am

With all the floodings and road erosion you dont need to go far just follow the road i am sure you will do a bit of 4x4.

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Tue Jan 22, 2013 11:45 am

@ Werner, 90% of the trail wasn't too bad, just a bit overgrown and unkept which scratched the vehicles a bit.

The section that was hectic was the "shongololo" ( perenial river ) and that was quite badly erroded from the recent rains. The problem there is that you can't turn around and there are no escape routes.

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Tue Jan 22, 2013 12:12 pm

Good day George

Have a look at this trail. This is one of the trail I still want to do this year.
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Tue Jan 22, 2013 2:11 pm

Also try the jeep track from Kampersrus up the mountain to the radar station. I know it exist and spoke to people about it, but have very little info!

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Tue Jan 22, 2013 3:08 pm

I was at Witwaters in Dec. Very nice trail in real lowveld nature. You cannot go wrong?
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Tue Jan 22, 2013 7:40 pm

Dingo wrote:Hi Gary

According to T4A there's a 4wd trail at Crystal Springs!!!!! Maybe check with them.
Die een by Crystal Springs is 'n klippaadjie. Defnitief nie die moeite werd om daarvoor te betaal nie. Rating kan nie meer as 1 wees nie :thumbdown: .

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there is a trail out there , guided through forests.
i think its mac mac trails
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Wed Jan 23, 2013 1:11 pm

It is the one I posted the info for.
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Thu Jan 24, 2013 8:48 am

Thanx for all the replies, look's like I may need a week in that area . . . :thumbup:

The one at Crystal Springs is a very rocky route, and not much of a 4x4 trail, but
the bridge at the bottom, to get to the trail was washed away about 2 years ago.
It's for this reason we were thinking of doing a dinkum 4x4 trail for a change up
that way.

Also had a chat with Bushcanic's wife about the White Waters trail. Sounds pretty
excellent, so I think we'll give it a bash and see how it goes.
We'll be 2 Hilux's & a Fortuner - all V6's :yahoo:

Will let you know

Gary

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Thu Jan 24, 2013 10:03 am

Gary

When are you planning on doing this trip. I need to come up that way to do a story for the magazine, so it would be perfect to tag along with a group that is already going. Let me know if you are keen.

gerrie@driveout.co.za

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