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Road to Harrismith via Bergville.

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30 Nov 2015 @ 09:53:44 am
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Checked out the condition and progress on this route yesterday (Sunday) 29/11/2015.
Read last info on this subject.
Off roaders can maybe try but road caravans not to go please.
Hi there fellow camper, enjoy camping.
When you leave just leave your foot prints and nothing other than a clean site as you found it.
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30 Nov 2015 @ 10:14:22 am
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i wonder if they ever going to rebuild that road. travelled it two years ago and it was undriveable. as you say it is only for off road vehicles. i just want to add e.g. bicycles / pedestrians / animals

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30 Nov 2015 @ 12:23:42 pm
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R74?

Slightly quicker downhill....
These days a teeny-tiny bit more slightly quicker....
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30 Nov 2015 @ 17:04:30 pm
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Jakkals, dus sê jy daai pad is steeds "onrybaar" by Little Switserland verby? Ek dog die pad is klaar en mooi?!

 





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30 Nov 2015 @ 17:42:20 pm
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Ek was daar in Oktober en dit is so dat 'n padwa nie daar kan ry nie omdat 'n lang stuk pad nog steeds grondpad is. 'n Groot gedeelte is reeds herbou en dit is die stuk verby die dam wat nog in aanbou is. Die stuk wat oop was is net een baan en daar is stop/go's.
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30 Nov 2015 @ 19:59:19 pm
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Dankie vir die inligting Karel. Ons sal dan daarlangs kan gaan net met die voertuig alleen. 

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30 Nov 2015 @ 21:08:15 pm
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Dankie vir die inligting Karel. Ons sal dan daarlangs kan gaan net met die voertuig alleen. 


John, die ompad verby die stuk wat nog in aanbou is, was nie sleg nie. Jy sal definitief met 'n gewone kar daar kan ry. As jy nie haastig is nie, draai in na die dam. Ons het in die verlede altyd net verby gery, maar ons het nou ingery by die dam se park. Dit is een van die mooiste damme wat ek nog gesien het. Die kampplekke is ook pragtig en die ablusies baie modern. Die wind het net goed gewaai toe ons daar was en daar is min bome vir skuiling.
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30 Nov 2015 @ 22:43:08 pm
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Dankie Karel. Ons gaan so maak.

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03 Dec 2015 @ 12:06:23 pm
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Dis nou nie sover van my af nie. + - 300km. Ek neem aan dis die oliviers hoek pas waarvan julle praat.
Ons sou graag drakensville toe wou gaan maar sien op na die pad. As ons nou wil gaan moet ons oor vanreenen ry. Issie lus ve dit. Die pad oor oliviershoekpas het baie mooi scenarie. Ons was nog nie by die sterkfontein dam se karavaan park nie maar ek sien jul se dis oky. Baie mooi dam, ons het al by die chalets gebly.
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03 Dec 2015 @ 12:22:30 pm
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Johan, jy sal nie met jou vn daar kan ry nie. Onthou ek was in Oktober daar, so dinge kon al verander het. Die stuk pad waarmee hulle besig was, was nog nie eers vasgerol nie. Die grond ompad is reg vir jou sleep-voertuig, maar nie vir 'n padwa nie. Die ompad begin voordat jy die dam se afdraai pad kry en loop dan ooswaarts tussen die plase deur. Jy ry onder andere verby die Retief terrein ens. Jy kom omtrent net voor die KZN grens uit. Selfs van daar is die pad nie mooi nie. By Little Switserland lyk dit of die pad gesak het, hy maak 'n dip daar wat jou nogal ruk as jy nie erg spoed verminder nie. Dit is 'n pragtige omgewing en is baie lekkerder om daar te ry as oor Van Reenens.
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05 Dec 2015 @ 09:14:39 am
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Is it possible to do in a 110 Landy & how slow would you have to drive? We'll be driving from Ficksburg to Scottborough and are happy to stay off toll roads.
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05 Dec 2015 @ 10:33:43 am
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@Landyfan. No, it's not that bad. I suppose there is a 60km speed limit on the road, but the gravel part was in a good condition in October. Only a few bumps every +- 3 km's. I'm not sure about the road from Little Switzerland to Bergville. About a year ago it was in a fairly good condition, few potholes here and there.
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05 Dec 2015 @ 15:56:30 pm
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Baie dankie Karel, we'll be trying this road in early March; will post an update then.
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07 Dec 2015 @ 22:29:00 pm
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We travelled the R 74 over oliveirshoek pass last week . From Bergville to little Switzerland area the road is fine , after that there were a few places where it was a bit uneven , care would need to be taken if towing I would think . However , just as the Sterkfontein dam starts there is a detour of 14 km of gravel road . This is in very bad condition , corrugations , very stony and very rough . There are also speed humps every 500m for a good part of this road - I would not recommend using this route to anyone in an ordinary sedan vehicle , let alone towing a non off road caravan - was really furious at the state of the road and the fact that there was no notification of the gravel road detour , until we got to the detour .
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08 Dec 2015 @ 11:44:54 am
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Thanks for this, looks like we'll be fine in the Landy; just a slow 14 kms by Sterkfontein. Can't believe they are taking so long to do this, but better than paying more tolls, it's a very scenic route too, much nicer drive.
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08 Dec 2015 @ 20:58:08 pm
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Yes , I'd say you won't have any problems in the Landy . Would recommend going via Golden Gate instead of the N5 Bethlehem - Harrismith . We drove from KZN to Winterton , Bergville , over Oliviershoek to Golden Gate . From there we took the route hugging the Maluti's via Ficksberg and Fouriesburg and onto Bloem . This was very scenic and the only problem we had was the detour section over Oliiershoek . Just bear in mind this is old school driving , single lane . But you are correct , very scenic ( especially through Golden Gate. ) Chill out and enjoy !
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09 Dec 2015 @ 09:47:55 am
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Dankie GMN1, that's the way we're going, Ficksburg, Clarence, Golden Gate. Looking forward to the trip.
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10 Dec 2015 @ 11:58:12 am
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Ek sien op facebook hulle het nou net die R74 ook gemaak hy is klaar

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10 Dec 2015 @ 12:11:13 pm
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Ook dit gesien. Bly dis nou weer oop

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10 Dec 2015 @ 12:12:27 pm
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Jip want ons moet hom ry in week se tyd

 

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10 Dec 2015 @ 14:11:55 pm
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Bevestiging gekry die R74 is oop en baie mooi. Padwerke is voltooi. Ons gaan hom die 18de Des gebruik.
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12 Dec 2015 @ 08:04:42 am
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Ons Pastoor het gister die pad gery terug van Drakensville ATKV gery en se dit ry soos 'n droom. Ons bly op Ladybrand en hou baie van Drakensville, maar met die slegte pad het ons maar min gegaan. Ons is oppad kus toe net na kersfees en gaan daardie pad ry om vir ons self te sien na soveel jare se slegte pad. Ek dink daar is baie mense wat baie bly is die pad is weer reg.
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14 Dec 2015 @ 06:58:06 am
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30 Dec 2015 @ 22:04:00 pm
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Ek kan bevestig die R74 is oop en geen padwerke nie. Daar is 'n kort stuk wat nog moet lyne verf kry, maar dit sal seker in die nuwe jaar gebeur. Die pad is baie netjies.
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30 Dec 2015 @ 22:31:51 pm
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Dis baie goeie nuus. Ons ook drakensville fans maar het opgesien om die langpad oor van reenen te ry.
As ons nou ry is dit thabanchu, ladybrand, ficksburg , golden gate, oliviers hoek, drakensville.
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31 Dec 2015 @ 05:40:50 am
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Johan, werk hulle nie aan die ThabaNchu-pad nie ?.

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31 Dec 2015 @ 06:28:04 am
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Weet nie, het hom lanklaas gery.
Ander manne hierbo weet dalk ??
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31 Dec 2015 @ 06:32:18 am
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Ons Pastoor het gister die pad gery terug van Drakensville ATKV gery en se dit ry soos 'n droom. Ons bly op Ladybrand en hou baie van Drakensville, maar met die slegte pad het ons maar min gegaan. Ons is oppad kus toe net na kersfees en gaan daardie pad ry om vir ons self te sien na soveel jare se slegte pad. Ek dink daar is baie mense wat baie bly is die pad is weer reg.


Hoe lyk die pad vanaf Ladybrand. ??
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11 Jan 2016 @ 11:30:45 am
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Ek kan bevestig die R74 is oop en geen padwerke nie. Daar is 'n kort stuk wat nog moet lyne verf kry, maar dit sal seker in die nuwe jaar gebeur. Die pad is baie netjies.


Hier is die bevestiging dat harrysmith bergville ... oliviershoek pas oop is.
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11 Jan 2016 @ 20:47:48 pm
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Dankie tog nou kan ons weer by drakenville gaan kamp
WEES POSITIEF EN DINGE SAL GEBEUR
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12 Jan 2016 @ 07:15:02 am
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Johan, daar worn nog aan die Bloem Ladybrand pad gewerk, maar daar is tans geen ry/stop beheer punte nie. 'n Groot deel is al klaar en ry baie lekker. Die verkeer op sekere tye is net 'n bietjie 'n uitdaging. Ons is ook groot Drakensville fans en gaan beslus meer gereeld soontoe gaan.

Ons het die R74 Suidkus toe gery en dit sleep baie lekker en is nog lekker stil om te ry.
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09 Feb 2016 @ 09:48:00 am
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Daar het julle my net oortuig om te boek by Drakensville. Oliviershoekpas maak dit maklik bereikbaar en ons is die 19de Maart daar!
Koester elke belewenis dankbaar.
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13 Feb 2016 @ 12:53:17 pm
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Lekker dat die pad weer oop is.

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10 Mar 2016 @ 16:00:18 pm
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Ek is baie bly om te hoor die pad is weer oop en op standaard. Ons ry die 27 Maart na Drakensville toe en van daar na Happy Wanderers.

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16 Mar 2016 @ 15:51:35 pm
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As daar `n hande klap mannetjie was het ek hom nou geplaas. Nou nog net die pad tussen Frankfort en Reitz........

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16 Mar 2016 @ 17:03:49 pm
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Nee daai R74 is nog nie klaar nie !!!

Ons was so twee weke gelede, begin van Maart '16 op daai pad tussen Clarens na Drakensville toe.

Hulle werk aan die ou stuk pad by Little Switserland, net een smal baan beskikbaar. Ry-Stop. Baie los klippe in die pad agv konstruksie en die konstruksievoertuie gee nie 'n flenter om vir jou nie. Ek sal nie daar sleep nie, kan gevaarlik wees.

Moenie te bly wees nie, nognie!





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16 Mar 2016 @ 17:14:20 pm
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Johnnie jy is reg. Gelukkig is die stukkie wat hulle nog aan werk baie kort.(ek raai 5km) en sou my nie pla as ek sleep nie. Ons is begin Maart daar verby en het nie meer as 5 minute tyd verloor nie. Die deel wat klaar is , is n fees.
Ons drink uit die piering want ons koppie loop oor.
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10 Apr 2016 @ 14:58:54 pm
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Het 16 Maart 2016 vanaf Drakensville na Pretoria gery met karavaan. Behalwe vir kort stop go in die pas is die pad baie goed
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