Plaasmol 4x4 Track Near Hopefield

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Sun Jun 24, 2018 7:51 pm

Since my Hilux is in hospital, getting a heart transplant, I took the Touareg out to test it's skills today.

There is this new 4x4 track between Langebaan and Hopefield at Plaasmol Padstal.
At first I was scheptic about driving a track in this area, as everything around here is flat.

In the end I actually liked the track very much. What they did different is that the main purpose of this track is to teach drivers how to drive different scenarios you will often encounter on overland trips. The obstacles were build so that newcomers can come and test their skills before tackling overlanding trips in places like Botswana.

Plenty of axcle twisters and some of them were very deep.

I was driving in front so I do not have plenty of Treg pics.
I was pleasently surprised by the Touareg's abilities. It did much better than I anticipated.

I will recommend this track to anybody who would like to test their skills or would like to learn to drive.
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Sun Jun 24, 2018 7:56 pm

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Plaasmol
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Plaasmol Touareg
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Plaasmol Water crossing
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Plaasmol Prado Jaw
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Plaasmol Treg
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Plaasmol Die groep
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Plaasmol Jimny
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Mon Jun 25, 2018 6:46 am

Lekker. Naby geneg vir 'n dag uitsappie. Kan jy alleen ry?
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Mon Jun 25, 2018 7:48 am

Dink jy sal die oom moet bel en hoor. Ek het gedink ons ry alleen, maar die oom en sy helper is so gretig om advies te gee en te help dat hulle amper die hele roete elke nou en dan 'n draai kom maak het en gekyk het hoe dit gaan.

Daar was so paar plekke waar ons moes gate bietjie toegooi om deur te kom en by die stompe teen die wal het ons op die ou einde die 'n sloot gegrou en die een stomp geskuif. So dit is nie net van inklim en ry nie. Die Oom het gesê hy gee nie om as ons sy hindernisse verander, die idee is dat jy dieselfde planne maak om oor te kom as wat jy sou maak as jy alleen in die veld was.

Daar is selfs 'n stuk waar jy deur 'n "woud" ry. Daai Touareg het tussen party bome deurgepas met so 5cm aan 'n kant.

Hy reken mense met sleepwaens is ook welkom om hulle vernuf met hulle boswa te kom toets, blykbaar kan jy meeste van die roete met 'n boswa ook doen, wat ek dink nogal 'n groot uitdaging gaan wees.

Google gee die nommer aan as 074 924 8478

Ons het R150.00 per voertuig betaal.

Na die tyd het ons 'n lekker Brekkie geëet.
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Mon Jun 25, 2018 9:46 am

Pieter, die lyk na baie pret en ek dink dit is baie leersaam voor mens so lang reis onderneem, veral die wat sleep sal die baan baie van waarde wees.
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