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Lotheni Kamberg Heritage day weekend ride
« on: October 02, 2021, 07:29:15 am »
Short report for a short trip-
I got in a great 2 day ride over the Heritage Day long weekend and clocked up just over 200km's of amazing Drakensberg dirt roads.
Accom was  in the Impendle District, about 40km's from Nottingham Road.

1st day I rode out to Vergelegen Nature Reserve, mostly on the Lower Lotheni Road which is always a good ride, with minimal to no other vehicles out. I arrived at the Vergelegen gate around 8:30am to find the access gate still locked. A little disappointing that they had not bothered to unlock the gates for the day but the destination was not my priority, the riding was, so I turned around and rode back to the uMkhomazi Nature Reserve which was  70km of beautiful dirt roads. 
Met a great guy on route who was travelling from the Gauteng area to Underberg, on to Umtata, and then to Lisikisiki in the Transkei....and then back. (serious ride).

2nd day I rode the best tracks and ended up at Highmoor Nature Reserve which is one of the most amazing valleys I have seen.
Riding is seriously good for the soul......Very grateful.
Heading off to where the pavement turns to sand (Courtesy Neil Young)
 
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Re: Lotheni Kamberg Heritage day weekend ride
« Reply #1 on: October 02, 2021, 09:18:17 am »
Nice ride! That area is very nice and I find that I miss a lot when doing the long distances.
I need to get up that way again!
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Re: Lotheni Kamberg Heritage day weekend ride
« Reply #2 on: October 02, 2021, 09:38:12 am »
Nice ride! That area is very nice and I find that I miss a lot when doing the long distances.
I need to get up that way again!
Life is keeping me way to busy.

Best way to recharge if you been working too hard !!
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Re: Lotheni Kamberg Heritage day weekend ride
« Reply #3 on: October 02, 2021, 03:33:59 pm »
Beautiful area to ride
Thank you for posting
 
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Re: Lotheni Kamberg Heritage day weekend ride
« Reply #4 on: October 02, 2021, 05:03:14 pm »
It is lovely up that side of the world. I really enjoy the Lotheni rides. Specially in winter when it is about 4 degrees in the morning.
Great pictures. Thanks


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Re: Lotheni Kamberg Heritage day weekend ride
« Reply #5 on: October 15, 2021, 10:27:58 pm »
And you guys don't contact the Mooiboys?
We're locals in this area and could show you some secret routes as well!  :laughing4:

....looks like you had a lekker one though!
Contact me anytime if you're in the area!  :thumleft:
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