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26 Aug 2018 @ 14:19:13 pm
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Chatting to different campers at the 2018 Zwartkops 4x4 Outdoor show today, one interesting topic discussed was about how bad the last 5km or so of road is to some parks.

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26 Aug 2018 @ 15:08:52 pm
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We just visited Malkoppan Caravan Park in Lambertsbay. They had heavy rains last night but apart from that the 300 meters from the main road to the campsite is a mess. We struggled to get out of the camp without a caravan. I can only imagine what a struggle it must be with a caravan.

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26 Aug 2018 @ 16:49:57 pm
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I think that the condition of the road the last few kilo's is due to the position of the actual resort.

Great places such as a spot between mountains normally do not have highways leading directly up to them. We must be prepaired to expect a little ruff roads to get to these spots.

Discussing the condition of our nasional roads and district roads in and round towns I will keep clear of, as that is in most caseses miss management of funds or no management at all.

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26 Aug 2018 @ 18:20:47 pm
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With people making so few things themselves it is no wonder resorts don't try to make a plan with their own tractors. Years ago many farmers got scrapers make with old blades to scrape their roads. Some used an old tractor tyre which helped a bit. I wish the resorts would try a bit for their customers. Sure it would not cause running expenses to escalate that much. 

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26 Aug 2018 @ 18:21:46 pm
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Vir my is die laaste 5km uit. Want ek wil nie huistoe gaan nie.

 

 

As jy wil he jou drome moet waar word, moet jy eers wakker word.

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26 Aug 2018 @ 19:52:07 pm
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Travelling on poor kept gravel roads with my rather old 1993 Caravette 6B with its 13 inch rims, is an absolute no-no. I will always inquire about the entrance road. I made a list of caravan parks from the ratings on this web-site. Firstly, if the average rating for both security and ablutions are not at least 4 out of 5, such park is not on my list - except if my personal experience of a park differs from the mean average rating.

But second to that, I read the comments. If mention is made about the distance to be travelled on gravel and the condition of the road surface, I take careful note. If the piece of gravel road ecxeeds 2km, it is a no-no for me. If mention is made about poor quality of the road surface (even tarmac), it is a no-no and the relevant park will not appear on my list.

Last year I stayed over at Bass Lake Lodge. Surely the neatest caravan park I have ever stayed at. But the gravel road, since the turn-off from the tarmac, will prevent me from visiting this great resort again. Other persons differed from me, stating that they had no problem travelling that road with their conventional road vans. But personally I am very finicky about the road conditions on which I tow my old trusty van.

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26 Aug 2018 @ 20:44:25 pm
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Daar is paar parke wat ek nie sal besoek vanwee swak pad nie. Die redes is maar hoofsaaklik soos Leon hierbo noem...die posisie. Daar is byvoorbeeld oorde naby Dikhololo wat ek hoor die paaie is nag. Die oorde is afhanklik van grondpad...maar glo Putco busse ensovoorts ry hom gaar.

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27 Aug 2018 @ 06:27:07 am
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With people making so few things themselves it is no wonder resorts don't try to make a plan with their own tractors. Years ago many farmers got scrapers make with old blades to scrape their roads. Some used an old tractor tyre which helped a bit. I wish the resorts would try a bit for their customers. Sure it would not cause running expenses to escalate that much. 

I think the same as you Danie. Lets take the Dikhololo road Geert is talking about. The following resorts are on this road:

  • Hartbees Hoek
  • Dube Game Lodge
  • Dikololo
  • Manzi Maningi
  • And another I cannot remember the name of.

Most of the campers arrive on a Friday.  So just by deviding the road in to sections the resorts can pull a set of large tyres behind a tractor of some sort and this will atleast sort out the "Sinkplaat " patches.

During the weekend there are maybe two busses running on the road. So damage is minimal.

But it is our way of thinking and would probably cost an arm and a leg.................

 

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27 Aug 2018 @ 07:25:50 am
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I think the same as you Danie. Lets take the Dikhololo road Geert is talking about. The following resorts are on this road:

  • Hartbees Hoek
  • Dube Game Lodge
  • Dikololo
  • Manzi Maningi
  • And another I cannot remember the name of.

Most of the campers arrive on a Friday.  So just by deviding the road in to sections the resorts can pull a set of large tyres behind a tractor of some sort and this will atleast sort out the "Sinkplaat " patches.

During the weekend there are maybe two busses running on the road. So damage is minimal.

But it is our way of thinking and would probably cost an arm and a leg.................

 

Ek het al gehoor dat Dube die stuk pad na hulle oord op hulle kostes op n manier onderhou. Weet nie hoe waar dit is nie....is maar hoor - sê

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27 Aug 2018 @ 08:54:40 am
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Dube probeer wel om die pad instand te hou deur elke Vrydag 'n trekkerband agter 'n trekker te sleep. Ongelukkig help dit net in 'n mate vir daardie sinkplaat pad. Aan die anderkant, een swaelthie kan nie 'n somer maak nie.

Moeg geploeg.
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27 Aug 2018 @ 12:34:15 pm
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Leon ja ek dink daar is ook nog Onverwags op dieselfde pad. Dus kan die plekke so naby mekaar dalk iemand kry so elke paar maande en die koste deel. Dis maar net hoe ons dink.

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27 Aug 2018 @ 14:50:17 pm
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Leon ja ek dink daar is ook nog Onverwags op dieselfde pad. Dus kan die plekke so naby mekaar dalk iemand kry so elke paar maande en die koste deel. Dis maar net hoe ons dink.

Jip dis reg Danie. Onverwags is die oord. het al gaan kyk na die oord hy is net daai effens te vêr op daai grond pad af om met die wa soontoe te ry. Wel dis nou vir MY te vêr.

 

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27 Aug 2018 @ 23:37:58 pm
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Leon jy het darem al gaan kyk. Ek was al naby deur by Dube en Hartbeeshoek te kamp maar nie kans gesien om eers sonder die woonwa te gaan kyk op daai stukkie pad.

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29 Aug 2018 @ 12:07:48 pm
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Pad wat altyd sleg was die laaste paar km was Olifants River Lodge gewees. Hulle het laasjaar begin werk aan die pad so ek weet nie hoe lyk hy nou nie.

Ek werk net om te gaan kamp..
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11 Sep 2018 @ 08:39:40 am
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We have traveled Kruger Park extensively.   Some sand roads are fine to perfect and others are just plain killing your vehicle. 

We drove past a road scraper lying on the side of the road, a device with large truck tyres attached and with chains it gets dragged behind the vehicle to assist in leveling the sand road. 

I wish I took a photo of it. 

I think it is a perfect and cost effective way to help level sand roads. 

Mostly the corrugation of the road is loose sand that has been "rippeld" by vehicle tyres traveling on it... so dragging these tyres over the corrugated sand roads will simply level it out for others. 

 

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11 Sep 2018 @ 13:40:24 pm
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We used that Idea on the training areas in the SANDF. What is nice about it is that it does not scrape the sand to one side it just pushes it down and levels it.

Problem with it is, you need fairly large tyres and then inturn a strong vehicle to pull it. A tractor usually works best .

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