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TSAT (Trans South Africa Trail)
« on: October 07, 2019, 11:13:33 am »
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Re: TSAT (Trans South Africa Trail)
« Reply #1 on: October 07, 2019, 11:17:02 am »
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Re: TSAT (Trans South Africa Trail)
« Reply #2 on: October 07, 2019, 11:18:03 am »
Fastest routes between these points around 2000km so I reckon with dirt we can easily get to 2500 - 3000km trip
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« Reply #3 on: October 07, 2019, 11:19:24 am »
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Re: TSAT (Trans South Africa Trail)
« Reply #4 on: October 07, 2019, 11:21:39 am »
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Re: TSAT (Trans South Africa Trail)
« Reply #5 on: October 07, 2019, 11:25:25 am »
So many options one could go west or south east from Musina but I think to keep some direction one should do a Musina - Tzaneen - Polokwane (Pietersburg) stretch. Lovely area for DS bikes.
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Re: TSAT (Trans South Africa Trail)
« Reply #6 on: October 07, 2019, 11:50:32 am »
There was a section called Pays-De-Aar Rally ( :biggrin:) that was once a ride type thing, all off-road iirc - I will try find the tracks......

I have looked at this a few times, I dont see it being too much of an issue, but the main thing would be to decide what you wanted to see on the way, eg: Tankwa or The mountains of the Southern Cape.....?
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Re: TSAT (Trans South Africa Trail)
« Reply #7 on: October 07, 2019, 11:56:25 am »
My ears pricked up  :sip: who is planning the route?
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Re: TSAT (Trans South Africa Trail)
« Reply #8 on: October 07, 2019, 11:57:03 am »
Rode a 701 from Cape Town to Nelspruit, almost exclusively on dirt- covered 2800 km in 7 days
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Re: TSAT (Trans South Africa Trail)
« Reply #9 on: October 07, 2019, 12:02:44 pm »
Did Durban to Cape town with 200 km tar and 2800 km dirt

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Re: TSAT (Trans South Africa Trail)
« Reply #10 on: October 07, 2019, 12:11:18 pm »
My ears pricked up  :sip: who is planning the route?
Team effort, reckon on the north to south route we can do a A and B option either side of Lesotho towards CPT.
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« Reply #11 on: October 07, 2019, 12:15:54 pm »
My ears pricked up  :sip: who is planning the route?
Team effort, reckon on the north to south route we can do a A and B option either side of Lesotho towards CPT.

And the other way on the way back.......  >:D
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Re: TSAT (Trans South Africa Trail)
« Reply #12 on: October 07, 2019, 12:16:52 pm »
My ears pricked up  :sip: who is planning the route?
Team effort, reckon on the north to south route we can do a A and B option either side of Lesotho towards CPT.

And the other way on the way back.......  >:D
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Re: TSAT (Trans South Africa Trail)
« Reply #13 on: October 07, 2019, 12:18:47 pm »
Would really be interesting to see how much dirt be done zigzagging from Alexanderbay to Pongola keeping to as close to the coast as possible.
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Re: TSAT (Trans South Africa Trail)
« Reply #14 on: October 07, 2019, 12:19:15 pm »
My ears pricked up  :sip: who is planning the route?
Team effort, reckon on the north to south route we can do a A and B option either side of Lesotho towards CPT.

And the other way on the way back.......  >:D
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Re: TSAT (Trans South Africa Trail)
« Reply #15 on: October 07, 2019, 12:45:17 pm »
Many years ago a friend and a buddy did the whole coast line on XR500's as much as possible on the beach. Just a few places they had to go inland. Was an epic trip. Wives followed in caravan along the roads in support.
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« Reply #16 on: October 07, 2019, 12:46:56 pm »
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Re: TSAT (Trans South Africa Trail)
« Reply #17 on: October 07, 2019, 12:52:37 pm »
Rode a 701 from Cape Town to Nelspruit, almost exclusively on dirt- covered 2800 km in 7 days

So now a route only has to be calculated from Nelspruit to Musina  :deal:
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« Reply #18 on: October 07, 2019, 12:57:27 pm »
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Re: TSAT (Trans South Africa Trail)
« Reply #19 on: October 07, 2019, 01:54:08 pm »
Would really be interesting to see how much dirt be done zigzagging from Alexanderbay to Pongola keeping to as close to the coast as possible.

Now, that would be a good one .........................  :thumleft:
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