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General => About South Africa... => Mountain Passes and Historic Memorials of SA => Topic started by: Trygve Roberts on October 01, 2020, 02:09:54 pm

Title: Bastervoetpad is receiving maintenance for the first time in a decade.
Post by: Trygve Roberts on October 01, 2020, 02:09:54 pm
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It's Thursday, so naturally its Latest News day at MPSA. In this issue we bring you a report back on Day 1 of the Ben 10 V3 Tour; a look at the life and times of Christiaan Barnard; we take a visit to the city of Kimberley; and we cyber drive the rough and tough Bastervoetpad. It's always free, mahala, gratis and pasella on a Thursday. Photo: Hannes Steyn.
 Click the link and enjoy some quality reading and viewing.

https://mountainpassessouthafrica.co.za/news/item/1653-latest-news-1st-october,-2020.html (https://mountainpassessouthafrica.co.za/news/item/1653-latest-news-1st-october,-2020.html)
Title: Re: Bastervoetpad is receiving maintenance for the first time in a decade.
Post by: skydiver on October 02, 2020, 08:41:22 am
On my bucket list  :ricky:
Title: Re: Bastervoetpad is receiving maintenance for the first time in a decade.
Post by: Gérrard on October 02, 2020, 10:46:20 am
On my bucket list  :ricky:

Did it once many years ago on my R80GS with GlenInk. One of the most magnificent views you'll ever see.
Title: Re: Bastervoetpad is receiving maintenance for the first time in a decade.
Post by: skydiver on October 02, 2020, 12:05:28 pm
On my bucket list  :ricky:

Did it once many years ago on my R80GS with GlenInk. One of the most magnificent views you'll ever see.
I can imagine
Title: Re: Bastervoetpad is receiving maintenance for the first time in a decade.
Post by: OomD on October 02, 2020, 12:25:47 pm
The only time I ever did it was on our Ben10 trip, and it was raining and very misty... so new views. Just means I'll have to go do it again! :ricky:
Title: Re: Bastervoetpad is receiving maintenance for the first time in a decade.
Post by: edgy on October 02, 2020, 12:39:43 pm
Certainly one of the highlights ITO adventure bike riding :thumleft:
Title: Re: Bastervoetpad is receiving maintenance for the first time in a decade.
Post by: Kaboef on October 02, 2020, 01:05:13 pm
Definitely a must-do pass in SA.

Title: Re: Bastervoetpad is receiving maintenance for the first time in a decade.
Post by: Gérrard on October 02, 2020, 03:49:59 pm
Hope they don't go fix it up too good, because that is/was the thing about Bastervoetpad... the challenge.
Title: Re: Bastervoetpad is receiving maintenance for the first time in a decade.
Post by: Trygve Roberts on October 08, 2020, 05:37:51 pm
Hope they don't go fix it up too good, because that is/was the thing about Bastervoetpad... the challenge.

That eastern descent used to take about 2 to 3 hours in a 4x4. It now takes just 1.5 hours.
Having said that, it will only take one set of good summer storms to reduce back to what it was. We drove it 10 days ago