Mateke 4x4 Trail

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BenRich
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Tue Mar 19, 2013 2:28 pm

Hi All,

We did Mateke trail near Thabazimbi a week ago!

Firstly the camps and accomadation is excellent. No real luxury but just enough for a lekke boys weekend! :thumbup:

Theresa the owner is very friendly and helpful.

Now the trail,

We were four vehicles, Jeep, Nissan, Landcruiser and My HILUX.

The trail took us seven hours to complete, taking our time and even stopping for a braai. The beginning of the trail is almost boring with a little "twin spoor" road for about the first hour.

However when the obstacles start, some of them are proper grade 4. Lines are critical and as long as the lines are correct you should have no problem, I must state we all came back with scratched rims through one obstacle.

This is not a "designed" track but a proper game farm with natural roads. We saw plenty of BIG Kudu and Waterbuck (Oh 308 were are though?)

It is rough but we all agreed is was a nice challenge and roads need to be built and a lot of thinking needs to be done.

Here are some pictures

Ben
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Tue Mar 19, 2013 2:48 pm

Dit lyk mos nou lekker
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Wed Mar 20, 2013 10:16 am

Was baie lekker gewees.....een klip het so bietjie wit verf op :shh:
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Wed Mar 20, 2013 12:25 pm

Looks like a great trail :thumbup: :thumbup:
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Wed Mar 20, 2013 8:32 pm

Looks like it is not to frequently driven, which is nice :cool:
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Fri Mar 22, 2013 7:23 am

Not for a beginner like myself
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Fri Mar 22, 2013 9:18 am

Ek beskou myself ook as nog baie groen!

Dit help baie om mense saam te he wat wet wat hulle doen....dis hoekom ek so baie van die Forum hou.

Lots of free advice..... :thumbup:

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Fri Mar 22, 2013 7:24 pm

Common sense was nog altyd 'n wenner...maar as iemand anders die obstacle eerste doen...priceless ;-)
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Fri Mar 22, 2013 8:02 pm

Looks like good fun was had by all. :thumbup:
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