Top 10 Scenic Drives in the RSA

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Fri May 06, 2011 3:02 pm

Please name you choice of the most scenic (challenging) roads/tracks you have driven lately. Pictures will also be welcome. The only criteria for these scenic drives are:

• It must be on public land. In other words, not on somebody's farm etc etc
• It must be free to use at any time. In other words not a 4x4 trail or in a National park or game reserve.
• It must be in the RSA borders. (Sani pass will count as it is in no-man's land)
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Fri May 06, 2011 3:15 pm

Most scenic places for me
1. Van Zyl's pass
2. Hoanib river
3. Ugab river

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Fri May 06, 2011 3:20 pm

Uis pass between Windhoek and Walvis
Meirings poort ( One of the most amazing roads in SA)
New road between Ugi and Umtata (This if for the fast plat karre)
Van Zyl's Pass
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Fri May 06, 2011 3:59 pm

ThysdJ wrote:• It must be in the RSA borders. (Sani pass will count as it is in no-man's land)
Thys, Just to be pedantic, Sani Pass is in RSA, however you do have to have a passport to use it as the border post is 11Km from the border. The true border between RSA and Lesotho is at the top where the Lesotho border is. Just a point of interest... The border between Lesotho and RSA is roughly on the watershed of the Drakensberg. Anything that flows East is RSA, Anything that flows West is Lesotho. Therefore Sani Pass is RSA land, the only true "no mands land" in the world is Antartica. Anyway that is only a point of interest.
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Fri May 06, 2011 4:07 pm

Stem saam met Werner
Meiringspoort en
Swartbergpas moet ook bykom.
Soek nog die foto's.
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Fri May 06, 2011 5:07 pm

Die pad na "Die Hel", daar by Swartbergpas
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Hiers hy.
Die pad hel toe. :twisted:
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Fri May 06, 2011 6:41 pm

Plekke waar ek nog wil uitkom:

Baviaanskloof

Wildekus

(Richtersveld - maar dit val seker onder 'n park)
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ThysdJ wrote:• It must be in the RSA borders. (Sani pass will count as it is in no-man's land)
Thys, Just to be pedantic, Sani Pass is in RSA, however you do have to have a passport to use it as the border post is 11Km from the border. The true border between RSA and Lesotho is at the top where the Lesotho border is. Just a point of interest... The border between Lesotho and RSA is roughly on the watershed of the Drakensberg. Anything that flows East is RSA, Anything that flows West is Lesotho. Therefore Sani Pass is RSA land, the only true "no mands land" in the world is Antartica. Anyway that is only a point of interest.
Craig, I see your pedanticness, and I raise you some more pedanticness :twisted: :twisted: I was thinking again about Sani, it wont qualify for this one, simply because you cant go up there at 1:30am as the border post will be closed. :twisted: :twisted: :twisted: It is still damn scenic though, whether it is between border posts or not... :thumbup: :thumbup:
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Golden Gate pass
Chap Mans Peak Drive
Tradouws pass to Swellendam
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Fri May 06, 2011 11:16 pm

I have to add some of mine here:

Eksteenfontein to Vioolsdrif
Lundeans Neck in the snowy season
Naude's Pass in the snowy season
Baviaanskloof (for sure)
Gamkaskloof (Die Hel)
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All of the above mentioned, although truth be told, I haven't yet had the good fortune to have visited them all but there is abundant natural beauty anywhere you go in this land of ours (a little sparse in the Free State flats, maybe) but it all depends on your perspective. You become accustomed to your own surroundings and don't always see the beauty that a stranger to your area would. It almost seems unfair to single out just some. ;-)
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The R62 from Oudtshoorn to Cape Town side. You don't even need a 4x4 to enjoy this scenic route!
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en Bainskloofpas!!
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Baviaanskloof
Sani

In that order!
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Tue Nov 15, 2011 4:32 pm

1) Meiringspoort
2) Seweweekspoort
3) Prins Alfred Pass
4) Swartberg Pass
5) Coastal Road from Muizenberg to Camps Bay
6) Road leading up to Sentinal Peak from Qwa-Qwa
7) Oliviershoek Pass
8) Abel Erasmus Pass
9) Mike's Pass
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My favourite non 4x4 Sunday morning Drives:
1 Stellenboch, Hellshoogte, Franshoek, Villiersdorp, Grabouw, Kleinmond, Rooi els, Gordonsbay & Sundowners at Blue Peter.
2 Waterfront, Signal hill, Campsbay, Houtbay, Chapman's peak drive, ou Kaapse weg, Kirstenbosch & Sundowners at Moyo.
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Hoppy wrote:My favourite non 4x4 Sunday morning Drives:
1 Stellenboch, Hellshoogte, Franshoek, Villiersdorp, Grabouw, Kleinmond, Rooi els, Gordonsbay & Sundowners at Blue Peter.
2 Waterfront, Signal hill, Campsbay, Houtbay, Chapman's peak drive, ou Kaapse weg, Kirstenbosch & Sundowners at Moyo.
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AM Racing wrote:The R62 from Oudtshoorn to Cape Town side. You don't even need a 4x4 to enjoy this scenic route!
Did that in Dec 2010,sure is a scenic road(love Ronnie's Shop),Sani was done a week before in the snow,really great,Die Hel is still one i would love to do :thumbup:
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Ek mis my scooter net so, daai bergpasse is gebou vir daai.
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1) Meiringspoort
2) Katberg/Hoggs Back
3) Baviaanskloof
4) Swartberg Pass
5) Coastal Road around Cape Point & mountains around Worcester & Cederberg
6) All the passes around Lady Grey, Elliott, Barkley East & Rhodes
7) All along the West Coast
8) Sani Pass
9) Wild coast Transkei
10) Richtersveldt, Eksteenfontein to Vioolsdrift
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Richtersveld
Baviaanskloof
Gamkaskloof
Bosluiskloof
Buffelspoort
Ou ossewa roetes vanaf Heidelberg tot Avontuur oor 7 Passe
Oubergpas
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Hoppy wrote:My favourite non 4x4 Sunday morning Drives:
1 Stellenboch, Hellshoogte, Franshoek, Villiersdorp, Grabouw, Kleinmond, Rooi els, Gordonsbay & Sundowners at Blue Peter.
2 Waterfront, Signal hill, Campsbay, Houtbay, Chapman's peak drive, ou Kaapse weg, Kirstenbosch & Sundowners at Moyo.
Allan, only you could finish a Sunday morning drive with a sundowner! :laugh2: :laugh2: ;-)
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Mud Dog wrote:
Hoppy wrote:My favourite non 4x4 Sunday morning Drives:
1 Stellenboch, Hellshoogte, Franshoek, Villiersdorp, Grabouw, Kleinmond, Rooi els, Gordonsbay & Sundowners at Blue Peter.
2 Waterfront, Signal hill, Campsbay, Houtbay, Chapman's peak drive, ou Kaapse weg, Kirstenbosch & Sundowners at Moyo.
Allan, only you could finish a Sunday morning drive with a sundowner! :laugh2: :laugh2: ;-)

Nothing wrong with an early start.......as long as you don't finish before the sun is out of sight. :beach:
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Wed Nov 16, 2011 12:39 pm

Mariepskop naby Hoedspruit
Wie weet van Toorwaterpoort naby George ?
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Wed Nov 16, 2011 1:38 pm

Not many guys would know this road...
Between Louw's Creek and Barberton on the southern side of the Mountainlands Nature Reserve in Mpumalanga, past the Shiyalongubu Dam - dam pretty...
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Wed Nov 16, 2011 1:39 pm

Naby aan daar is ook Piet se Pad - vra die manne van die Elands4x4-klub in Nelspruit - hulle sal jou wys...
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Wed Nov 16, 2011 7:33 pm

die pad van.mooketsi af houtbosdorp toe , dis beautiful daar
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