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Map of the Transkei
« on: May 10, 2010, 05:32:29 pm »
Hi

I am looking for a detailed road map of the Transkei, one that will have all the little roads, tracks and two spoor paths which you so often see but never find on a map when driving through the place.

Any suggestions on a map out there that may have this? Or is Transkei a place not frequented by cartographers?  :biggrin:

 

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Re: Map of the Transkei
« Reply #1 on: May 10, 2010, 05:48:13 pm »
no map shows all the small roads, Garmin is quite up to date with most, but your problem is you must also check it with T4A as some roads might look passable but is not.

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Re: Map of the Transkei
« Reply #2 on: May 10, 2010, 05:56:01 pm »
Slingsby (www.themaps.co.za) has a Wild Coast map. I have not seen it yet but I quite like their other products (Overberg, Cederberg etc.) Don't know if they will have all the little tweespoors though.
 

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Re: Map of the Transkei
« Reply #3 on: May 10, 2010, 07:05:47 pm »
pm your email address I email 2 .bmp files of ±5.5mb

Quite detailed
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Re: Map of the Transkei
« Reply #4 on: May 10, 2010, 07:25:32 pm »
pm your email address I email 2 .bmp files of ±5.5mb

Quite detailed

Thump would it be possible to email me a copy too please ?  ::)
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Re: Map of the Transkei
« Reply #5 on: May 10, 2010, 07:26:36 pm »
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Re: Map of the Transkei
« Reply #6 on: May 10, 2010, 07:34:11 pm »
pm your email address I email 2 .bmp files of ±5.5mb

Quite detailed

Thump would it be possible to email me a copy too please ?  ::)


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Re: Map of the Transkei
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Re: Map of the Transkei
« Reply #8 on: May 10, 2010, 07:45:24 pm »
Just make sure you are allowed to ride where you are planning on riding.

Off-road legend Alfie Cox hit with R10 000 fine

By Deon Van Der Merwe East London Correspondent

TOP international off-road motorcyclist and Wild Coast tour operator Alfie Cox was slapped with a R10 000 spot fine on the Wild Coast on Saturday after allegedly being forced to the ground by a furious environmental control officer wielding an R1 rifle.

Cox, South Africa‘s Paris to Dakar legend, found himself on the wrong side of the law – and allegedly facing the business end of an R1 assault rifle wielded by furious environmental affairs official Ruan Botha – between Hole-in-the-Wall and Coffee Bay on Saturday morning while leading a group of Australian and New Zealand airline pilots on an organised off-road ride.

Cox, a registered tour operator, has been a regular visitor to the Wild Coast for the past 10 years. He hires cottages at Hole-in-the-Wall from where he leads off-road excursions on rotated trails. His run-in with the law occurred on Saturday morning while he was leading a group of five international airline pilots on an off-road ride.

He said his clients had witnessed what had happened. “I am pretty environmentally aware myself and certainly would not consciously break the law. If I did, then sure, fine me. But I have a serious issue with how Botha went about his business,” Cox said.

It was unclear exactly why Botha stopped the group but Cox said he accused them of driving on the beach and on an unregistered road.

Cox alleged that Botha‘s actions “were way over the top. He screamed at me, saying that he was arresting me. He ordered me to lie down on the ground and said he was going to confiscate the motorcycles. He would also not listen to reason when I said I did not have R10 000 in cash on me to pay the fine, saying I would then have to be locked up until Monday.

“We eventually were able to scrape money together and the fine was paid to the police at Coffee Bay. I made sure I got a receipt for it.”

One of Cox‘s clients, Morgan Price, confirmed Cox‘s version of the events.

“It was an unfortunate incident. I thought the actions were those of a very angry young man with too much power which he was clearly abusing. We were just riding along, not trying to race away. There was simply no reason for the officer to wave an assault rifle around and threaten Alfie. It was scary.”

The situation was defused when Leon Vermeulen, of Live Fish Tanks Transkei, arrived on the scene and spoke to Botha. He confirmed Botha was armed but did not see the official threaten Cox or any of the group.

Attempts to reach Botha on his cellphone for comment were unsuccessful. Two officials said environmental law enforcement staff were under strict instructions “to carry out the letter of the law” in the on-going battle to curb the wanton destruction of the echo-sensitive Wild Coast.vdmerwed@johncom.co.za
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Re: Map of the Transkei
« Reply #9 on: May 10, 2010, 07:55:31 pm »
pm your email address I email 2 .bmp files of ±5.5mb

Quite detailed

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Re: Map of the Transkei
« Reply #10 on: May 10, 2010, 08:06:05 pm »
Got hold of a 56mb map from the Transkei will get it on CD for you and post it if you want.
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Re: Map of the Transkei
« Reply #11 on: May 10, 2010, 08:49:54 pm »
Got hold of a 56mb map from the Transkei will get it on CD for you and post it if you want.
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Re: Map of the Transkei
« Reply #12 on: May 10, 2010, 11:56:09 pm »
Got hold of a 56mb map from the Transkei will get it on CD for you and post it if you want.

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Re: Map of the Transkei
« Reply #13 on: May 11, 2010, 07:01:37 am »
The slingsby map is the best that there is on the shelf of the Wild Coast - doesn't have goat tracks but has everything else with Waypoints of all essential details
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Re: Map of the Transkei
« Reply #14 on: May 11, 2010, 07:46:16 am »
Slingsby (www.themaps.co.za) has a Wild Coast map. I have not seen it yet but I quite like their other products (Overberg, Cederberg etc.) Don't know if they will have all the little tweespoors though.

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They have one of the best, most detailed maps I've seen of the Transkei. I have one at home (The Wild Coast, as well as an Overberg one). I'll lend it to you for the trip, as long as you look after it and bring it back.
« Last Edit: May 11, 2010, 07:49:31 am by Archangel »
 

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Re: Map of the Transkei
« Reply #15 on: May 11, 2010, 09:02:22 am »
Slingsby (www.themaps.co.za) has a Wild Coast map. I have not seen it yet but I quite like their other products (Overberg, Cederberg etc.) Don't know if they will have all the little tweespoors though.

 :thumleft:

They have one of the best, most detailed maps I've seen of the Transkei. I have one at home (The Wild Coast, as well as an Overberg one). I'll lend it to you for the trip, as long as you look after it and bring it back.

Outdoor Warehouse usually stocks the Slingsby maps.
 

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Re: Map of the Transkei
« Reply #16 on: May 11, 2010, 10:04:51 pm »
Got hold of a 56mb map from the Transkei will get it on CD for you and post it if you want.

Mich - that would be brilliant! Will add it to the already existing beer debt  :biggrin:

Slingsby (www.themaps.co.za) has a Wild Coast map. I have not seen it yet but I quite like their other products (Overberg, Cederberg etc.) Don't know if they will have all the little tweespoors though.

 :thumleft:

They have one of the best, most detailed maps I've seen of the Transkei. I have one at home (The Wild Coast, as well as an Overberg one). I'll lend it to you for the trip, as long as you look after it and bring it back.

Outdoor Warehouse usually stocks the Slingsby maps.

Thanks for the pointers gents

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Re: Map of the Transkei
« Reply #17 on: May 13, 2010, 11:56:17 am »
As shabby as this looks it is pretty detailed for the small area it covers.

This makes for a pleasant and scenic day trip from Port st.Johns to Hole In The Wall.

Be aware that there are no day visitors permitted at Umgazi Bungalows and no motorcycles allowed into

Hluleka.

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