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Wed Feb 10, 2010 4:15 pm

I received this email from a lady called Kate:
We are now taking winter bookings for travelers wanting to tour the 8 stunning mountain passes of the Eastern Cape Highlands – also known as ‘The Wild Side of the Drakensberg’. DriveOut/WegRy featured the area in their Oct/Nov edition and you may also be interested in a recent article that I have written about the passes which can be found on http://www.wildmountainadventures.co.za/page15.htm. All of the roads can be navigated on a self-drive basis, and we are happy to provide local weather and road information ahead of your travels.
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Wed Feb 10, 2010 4:17 pm

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Wed Feb 10, 2010 8:52 pm

Besides the Otto Du Plessis pass we did all the other 7 passes they offer on our last holiday out in the Eastern Cape/KZN plus a few others. This is a really spectacular part of the country and well worth the trip. :thumbup: :thumbup: :thumbup:
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Wed Feb 10, 2010 9:46 pm

I've requested a map of the route from Kate which I'll post here once received. :wink:
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Wed Feb 10, 2010 10:30 pm

Mud Dog wrote:I've requested a map of the route from Kate which I'll post here once received. :wink:
Have you got it yet? :twisted:
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Wed Feb 10, 2010 10:39 pm

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Mud Dog wrote:I've requested a map of the route from Kate which I'll post here once received. :wink:
Have you got it yet? :twisted:
Long day, Johann?? :wink:
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Mud Dog wrote: Long day, Johann?? :wink:
Nope! Just thought you might have got it and you forgot to post it (old age, you know... :twisted: )
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Wed Feb 10, 2010 11:10 pm

:lol: :lol: :lol: Aw hell ... not you too!! .... but it was good for a laugh. :wink:
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Thu Feb 11, 2010 12:04 am

So, where is the map..... :wink:
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Thu Feb 11, 2010 12:34 am

Waiting to be sent so that I can receive it? :think:

Errr ... I give up ... where is it? :D:
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Thu Feb 11, 2010 12:46 am

She prob posted it....not many people knoe where EL is???? :lol: :lol: :lol:
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Thu Feb 11, 2010 12:55 am

All 52 of us here in EL know! :D:
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Mud Dog wrote:All 52 of us here in EL know! :D:
Shoe, Andy! I've heard of multiple personalities, but you take the cake... :shock: :twisted:
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Thu Feb 11, 2010 6:48 pm

Well if you were to take my multiple personalities into account, EL's population would double! :wink:
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Thu Feb 11, 2010 10:02 pm

Any luck with the maps?
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Fri Feb 12, 2010 6:07 am

Nah, been keeping an eye out .... not even an acknowledgement / reply .... niks, nada! Impressive! :roll:
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Mud Dog wrote:Nah, been keeping an eye out .... not even an acknowledgement / reply .... niks, nada! Impressive! :roll:
Makes you think about the rest of their service? :think: :think: :think: Maybe you'll get to see 3 of the 8 passes and drive 1... :twisted: :twisted: :twisted:
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Fri Feb 12, 2010 7:24 am

I suppose one does'nt really need their map (although there is a barely legible one on their site) .... these passes are all in the north eastern area of the Eastern Cape/ former Transkei and southern Lesoto ... they are quite easily 'googled' if anyone is interested. :)
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Fri Feb 12, 2010 7:38 am

True Andy, and they are well documented on T4A, which is what I used to plan our route through that area. Good thing my sister lives in Elliot, otherwise I probably never would have seen that part of the world. An interesting, scenic area with a lot of history and tradition, full of friendly people... :thumbup: :thumbup: :thumbup:
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Fri Feb 12, 2010 8:09 am

It's as you say Thys, steeped in history and very 'old worldly' ...... that whole area incl the eastern Free State is very scenic and well worth a visit. :wink:
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Do the Dinosaurs still roam there? :think:


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:lol: :lol:
Not that old wordly, Eric! :D:
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Family_Dog wrote:Do the Dinosaurs still roam there? :think:


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Nope, they all moved to Klerksdorp.. :shock: :shock: :twisted: :twisted:
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Aahh... but at least we've learn't to walk on two legs now... ;) :mrgreen: :twisted:


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