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oliviershoek pass

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20 Jun 2016 @ 06:17:22 am
Pinky
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Hi

Getting my new skipper model t today and planing on driving back to Cape Town in a couple of days.

Really want to take scenic route as that part of the adventure..... Avoiding highways.

Just sceptical driving the Oliviershoek pass with a trailer? And 1.6 hatch?

Recommended or not?

Thanks


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20 Jun 2016 @ 09:37:31 am
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Welcome, Oliviers hoek is fine, much better than Van Reenen`s with the trucks. From Oliviers hoek to Sterkfontein is apparently new tar.

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20 Jun 2016 @ 14:34:28 pm
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Liezl, As far as your concern about your rig goes, I am sure you will have no problems. I towed a heavy laden Sprite Sport out there with a 2.1 liter Kombi. The caravan was probably more than twice the mass of your Skipper while the Kombi probably was as powerful as your car(82 Kw). Just drive in a gear that doen't strain the car as you would on any incline. I do not have the data but I don't think the incline of the pass is more than van Rheenen. Do be careful though as there are some blind curves, but that is a general concern and not related to the fact that you are towing.
Het is beter rijk te leven dan rijk te sterven
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20 Jun 2016 @ 21:36:21 pm
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Gradients:
Oliviershoek Pass = 1:21
Van Rheenen = Avg 1:54, steepest section 1:20

As per a previous post, Oliviershoek Pass has a few fairly sharp corners - enjoy!
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20 Jun 2016 @ 23:45:25 pm
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Thanks for all the replies

The way I see it if you are going to road trip from Durban to Cape Town what's the point of doing that on freeway and not the beautiful scenic routes SA have to offer.

So Oliviershoek here I come


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21 Jun 2016 @ 13:40:06 pm
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I traveled Oliviershoek during March this year and will use it again tomorrow on my way to Dewetsdorp in the Free State from KZN. Very nice newly paved road.
Ons drink uit die piering want ons koppie loop oor.
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08 Jul 2016 @ 21:30:10 pm
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I have just travelled Oliviershoek pass going down. I read somewhere in a news paper that the re-tarring has been completed. Be advised that this is not the case. There is still a longish section where only one half of the road is completed and where a stop-go situation is active. The road is not busy at all and I did not encounter any heavy vehicles, travelling over the week end. Construction vehicles is a possibility during the week.
Het is beter rijk te leven dan rijk te sterven
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09 Jul 2016 @ 08:36:56 am
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Dankie ve die terug voer. Ons wil ook someday drakensville toe gaan dan verkies ons die uitkyk roetes.
Stop ry is soms n sen. Gebruik dit om te ontspan. Dis net n schlep as jy haastig is. Mens moet maar beheer oor jouself neem en die stopry sien as deel van die rit. Om daaroor te stres is niks werd nie.
I love camping all year round
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09 Jul 2016 @ 19:45:00 pm
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Dis goeie nuus, wil weer daarlangs ry. Was 20jaar terug daar verby in die sneeu, en toe was die padgehalte nie probleem nie. Stop ry oor goeie pad is ok, my kombi sou net nie slegte pad soos tussen Swartwater en Alldays of Wepener en Zastron kon hanteer nie ( as jy onverwags groot potholes slaan teen spoed)
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17 Jul 2016 @ 11:18:02 am
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Dit is inderdaad n skouspelagtige pas. Ons het dit pas die tweede keer in n week gery. Vir diegene wat ook nog nie die Golden Gate pad gery het nie, wil ek net se: doen gerus moeite om dit wel te doen as julle in die omgewing is. Ons het dit laas meer as twintig jaar gelede laas gery en het al bietjie vergeet hoe fantasties mooi die berge is. Daar is ook baie staproetes wat binne n dag geloop kan word vir diegene wat graag stap.
Het is beter rijk te leven dan rijk te sterven
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17 Jul 2016 @ 12:03:38 pm
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Dit is darem 'n mooi deel van ons land daardie......
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25 Jul 2016 @ 14:50:36 pm
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Net vir die wat dalk dink daaraan om die pad te ry. Van die Witsieshoek - Harrismith pad afdraai is daar `n spik splinternuwe pad tot net voor die bergpas begin. Daar is dan `n stop and go (net een) tot by Little Switzerland. (die stukkie is heel gaanbaar, maar met `n wag van so 15min as jy dit verkeerd vang). Baie beter pad as om die vervelige N3 te ry.

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25 Jul 2016 @ 17:13:21 pm
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Op pad terug na Harrimith toe is daar 'n lekker steil gedeelte teen die pas uit, jou sleepvoertuig moet sy storie ken met 'n groot karavaan - alles die moeite werd.
Ons moes ook wag by die 'stop/go', ons tyd gegee om na die verkopertjies se klei-diertjies te kyk.
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04 Dec 2019 @ 20:07:41 pm
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WAARSKUWING:

Kampeer is aansteeklik en verslawend 😁
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05 Dec 2019 @ 07:55:56 am
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Ek wonder hoe gaan mens tewerk om so n rots uit die pad te kry....dinamiet?

WAARSKUWING:

Kampeer is aansteeklik en verslawend 😁
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05 Dec 2019 @ 14:14:46 pm
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BLIK-EMMER ouens. Dit sal darem nie lekker wees om daai klippie te sien aankom nie.

You'll never never know if you never never go
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06 Dec 2019 @ 01:16:04 am
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BLIK-EMMER ouens. Dit sal darem nie lekker wees om daai klippie te sien aankom nie.

Ek weet nie van hoe ver het hy gerol nie, maar moes seker iets besonders gewees het om te kon aanskou hoe sò n rots by daai berge afgerol kom

WAARSKUWING:

Kampeer is aansteeklik en verslawend 😁
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