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Offline Trygve Roberts

Where the heck is Tonteldoos?
« on: May 17, 2018, 02:19:00 pm »


In our news release today we explore a very basic gravel pass called Korfnek which will ultimately get you to the tiny hamlet of Tonteldoos right on the Mpumalanga/Limpopo border. The village has an interesting history and it's Afrikaans connotations with bad language, has made the village a place of curiosity, having become a magnet to curious adventure travellers and especially the adventure biker set. This is a very similar story to the town in Austria called (believe it or not) FUCKING, but pronounced differently (FOOKING). In both cases, the names are completely authentic, innocent and devoid of malice or humour.

All jokes aside, Korfnek will provide you with an interesting traverse of the mountains in the Dullstroom area and offers excellent birdlife and sweeping highlands scenery. You can check it out on the link below, oudewoonte free to Wild Dogs members until Sunday.

https://bit.ly/2GpmNhK
« Last Edit: May 17, 2018, 04:39:28 pm by Trygve Roberts »
 

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Re: Where the heck is Tonteldoos?
« Reply #1 on: May 17, 2018, 02:26:00 pm »
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Re: Where the heck is Tonteldoos?
« Reply #2 on: May 17, 2018, 02:26:51 pm »
Tonteldoos is eintlik 'n sigaret aansteker, die ou tipe van blik met 'n oopklap doppie. Dink dit is die voorloper van die Zippo.
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Re: Where the heck is Tonteldoos?
« Reply #3 on: May 17, 2018, 02:45:20 pm »
Tonteldoos is eintlik 'n sigaret aansteker, die ou tipe van blik met 'n oopklap doppie. Dink dit is die voorloper van die Zippo.

Wel dit is eintlik die boksie (kokertjie soos die ou mense gepraat het) met tontel ("tinder" in Engels, dus "tinderbox") in gewees waarmee jy die vuur aangesteek het. Die ouer weergawes het 'n vuurslag en 'n vuurklip ook by gehad. Jy het dan die vuurslag gebruik om vonke te kap vanaf die vuurklip en het so jou tontel laat smeul en van daar jou vuur begin.
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Re: Where the heck is Tonteldoos?
« Reply #4 on: May 17, 2018, 03:29:20 pm »
Nou sien hoe leersaam is hierdie forum.
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Re: Where the heck is Tonteldoos?
« Reply #5 on: May 18, 2018, 07:00:13 am »
Such a lekker ride but it's a pity it's so short. Takes all of 2 minutes to ride. Here's a vid I took of it. Pass starts around 2:20

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Re: Where the heck is Tonteldoos?
« Reply #6 on: May 18, 2018, 07:37:44 am »
Sjoe, was dit bietjie van 'n oomblik daar gewees op 3:02?
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Re: Where the heck is Tonteldoos?
« Reply #7 on: May 18, 2018, 07:42:36 am »
Sjoe, was dit bietjie van 'n oomblik daar gewees op 3:02?

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Re: Where the heck is Tonteldoos?
« Reply #8 on: May 18, 2018, 10:21:02 am »
I was there about 2 months ago and the pass looked a bit worse for wear than in the video so should now take 2:30 minutes  :biggrin:
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