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Bedrogfontein 4x4

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22 Mar 2018 @ 14:31:18 pm
Robby
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First and foremost - unhitch your van and park it somewhere safe in Kirkwood. You'll need a high clearance 4x4 with low range to drive this one.

If you've never done this trail before, you're missing out. Whilst the trail seldom reaches Grade 3 and is mostly Grade 1 & 2, it is the exceptional diversity of the scenery on this 47 km long route that makes this a bucket list destination. We recently filmed the route (Dec 2017) using a stabilised GoPro 6 which delivered good quality crisp imagery. This is the longest video set we have produced to date and covers 14 separate videos totalling 66 minutes. If you want to persuade SWAMBO that this is a good trip to do, sit her down, get her some popcorn and let her see what it's really like.

This one is a winner with guaranteed game sightings, and lots of "wow!" moments. For the technical drivers there are a couple of tricky sections (like a bouldered traverse along a river bed) and enough hairpin bends to keep the most jaded drivers happy. The video set is thorough in terms of research, history with a special focus on the Anglo Boer War and the plight of the Addo elephants. There are some deep lessons to learn in terms of conservation.

As usual the page is open to all CaravanParks.com members till this time next week. Enjoy!

Here is the link to the Latest News page and the 4x4 route: http://bit.ly/2pvKY88

22 Mar 2018 @ 20:31:44 pm
HM
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Pity I did not know about this one when we were camping in Addo.

On my bucket list next time round.

 

The Happy Campers.
23 Mar 2018 @ 09:06:54 am
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Sir, I certainly salute you! Whereas I always enjoy the videos, discussions and talks on the various passes you cover, I have to admit that this one (Bedrogfontein) certainly raises the standard to incredible heights as far as "Discoveries" are concerned. Your research, detail and photography all rate as exceptional.

Thank you! "Seuntjie" (my little Jimny) cannot wait to do this, although I must admit that "Moeder", my Suzuki Grand Vitara, will also be chomping at the bits in order to do this.

CanNOT wait!!!

Thanks again!

23 Mar 2018 @ 11:34:29 am
Robby
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Sir, I certainly salute you! Whereas I always enjoy the videos, discussions and talks on the various passes you cover, I have to admit that this one (Bedrogfontein) certainly raises the standard to incredible heights as far as "Discoveries" are concerned. Your research, detail and photography all rate as exceptional.

Thank you! "Seuntjie" (my little Jimny) cannot wait to do this, although I must admit that "Moeder", my Suzuki Grand Vitara, will also be chomping at the bits in order to do this.

CanNOT wait!!!

Thanks again!

Thank you Nico for the kind words. Raising our standards is just part of how we approach the project and it is part of our culture to constantly produce better quality work, that meets the needs of those who use our website.

We touched the bottom of our Jimny twice (but only lightly) during this route. It is stock standard as we got it from the factory brand new. Not only is it exceptionally capable, but it is so much fun to drive.

 

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