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Re: TSAT (Trans South Africa Trail)
« Reply #20 on: October 08, 2019, 11:38:49 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.....?

Here's the Parys/De-Aar section....
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Re: TSAT (Trans South Africa Trail)
« Reply #21 on: October 08, 2019, 11:52:38 am »
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Re: TSAT (Trans South Africa Trail)
« Reply #22 on: October 08, 2019, 01:25:03 pm »
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Re: TSAT (Trans South Africa Trail)
« Reply #23 on: October 08, 2019, 02:07:51 pm »
I completed the TSAT, someone can design stickers so long  :deal: We really are lucky in SA as I was checking the map you can go from the dry Boababs in the north to the green rolling hills of Mpumalanga then onto the Midlands into proper forests in Hogsback then the vast expanses of the Karoo ending by the sea in WC  8) I reckon the end / start of the route should be Cape Point
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Re: TSAT (Trans South Africa Trail)
« Reply #24 on: October 08, 2019, 02:15:01 pm »
I completed the TSAT, someone can design stickers so long  :deal: We really are lucky in SA as I was checking the map you can go from the dry Boababs in the north to the green rolling hills of Mpumalanga then onto the Midlands into proper forests in Hogsback then the vast expanses of the Karoo ending by the sea in WC  8) I reckon the end / start of the route should be Cape Point

Pics or it didnt happen......
Or at the very least, a RR??
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Re: TSAT (Trans South Africa Trail)
« Reply #25 on: October 08, 2019, 02:17:48 pm »
There has been many 4 corners RR's as well. One could even split a route like that into 4 parts. I just like the idea of crossing through the country from point A to B
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Re: TSAT (Trans South Africa Trail)
« Reply #26 on: October 08, 2019, 02:19:18 pm »
What would you guys say will be must see places on the route ? Look at this view close to Port St Johns from Michnus  8)
« Last Edit: October 08, 2019, 02:19:59 pm by sidetrack »
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Re: TSAT (Trans South Africa Trail)
« Reply #27 on: October 08, 2019, 02:20:44 pm »
What would you guys say will be must see places on the route ? Look at this pic from Michnus (Port St Johns)  8)

Well if we had a route and direction then we could start plotting must see places.
- Knysna peaks to the east
- Namaqua flowers to the north   (from Cape Point obviously)
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Re: TSAT (Trans South Africa Trail)
« Reply #28 on: October 08, 2019, 02:23:53 pm »
I basically have a route from Near Musina to De Aar now - in between work - but this seems more of a CT to Musina route than E/W or N/S....

Somewhere I have a coastal circumnavigation as well.....
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Re: TSAT (Trans South Africa Trail)
« Reply #29 on: October 11, 2019, 01:52:02 pm »
So pleased to see that other people are interested in this. It doesn't look like SA lends itself to just one route. Maybe a coastal circumnavigation plus a latitudinal route and a longitudinal one?
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Re: TSAT (Trans South Africa Trail)
« Reply #30 on: October 13, 2019, 09:26:28 am »
I have a lot of tracks somewhere that need to be pre-run that I started putting together for Alex before he started getting serious with Amageza. It was a lot of km but I got from Port Nolloth all the way to Messina and then over through the old Transvaal Drakensberg to Badplaas with very little tar.

Going to go an look on an old computer now for it.
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Re: TSAT (Trans South Africa Trail)
« Reply #31 on: October 13, 2019, 12:00:56 pm »
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Re: TSAT (Trans South Africa Trail)
« Reply #32 on: October 13, 2019, 04:50:06 pm »
I think it's definitely worth putting a nice track together for the dirt bikes.
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Re: TSAT (Trans South Africa Trail)
« Reply #33 on: October 13, 2019, 05:17:04 pm »
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Re: TSAT (Trans South Africa Trail)
« Reply #34 on: October 13, 2019, 07:20:56 pm »
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Re: TSAT (Trans South Africa Trail)
« Reply #35 on: October 13, 2019, 08:40:23 pm »
What about a big circular route, with spots to branch off into a particular area of interest?

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Re: TSAT (Trans South Africa Trail)
« Reply #36 on: October 14, 2019, 07:54:36 am »
I completed the TSAT, someone can design stickers so long  :deal: We really are lucky in SA as I was checking the map you can go from the dry Boababs in the north to the green rolling hills of Mpumalanga then onto the Midlands into proper forests in Hogsback then the vast expanses of the Karoo ending by the sea in WC  8) I reckon the end / start of the route should be Cape Point
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Re: TSAT (Trans South Africa Trail)
« Reply #37 on: October 14, 2019, 08:43:37 am »
I have a lot of tracks somewhere that need to be pre-run that I started putting together for Alex before he started getting serious with Amageza. It was a lot of km but I got from Port Nolloth all the way to Messina and then over through the old Transvaal Drakensberg to Badplaas with very little tar.

Going to go an look on an old computer now for it.

I can put it together if you want to email them to me?
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« Reply #38 on: April 05, 2020, 09:55:34 pm »
Due to a error on my side not seeing  Sidetracks planning a very simliar route- i changed this to a bucket list- share and add your input-thanks


Ive been catching up on on rides and reads and U tubeing a bit thanks to 5G lockdown- and have always wondered if we had or have planned a cris cross or cross SA routes. We definitely have got the roads but its those hidden jewels thats not always general knowledge that can make the difference. Imagine a two week ride and you can see Klein Karoo/Swartbergpass/Baviaanskloof and then some EC rural through Grahamstown area then onwards for a Transkei to Natal midlands around Swaziland  up Mpumalanga curving left through Limpopo then down the N/West to Northern Province running south here over Groot Karoo or something like that. Should be pretty do able with guys from each province adding in  routes through their area and them we stick it together adding in B&B's, camp sites, fuel, spares back up etc if required anywhere. Any thoughts

battling to load the correct TET map but you what im on about
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Re: Trans South African route like US 's TAT and the Euro TET
« Reply #39 on: April 05, 2020, 10:07:37 pm »
Could be interesting to see what comes out of here.....

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